| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Women Composers Festival of Hartford
March 2-9, various locations around the Hartford area, womencomposersfestival.com
Over the last 12 years, the week-long Women Composers Festival of Hartford has grown into one of the Northeast's top...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Ben the Sax Guy
Creative Cocktail Hour After-Party, Feb. 21, Sully's Pub, 2071 Park St., Hartford, (860) 231-8881, sullyspub.com
Hartford musician Ben Golder-Novick, also known as Ben the Sax Guy (or Benito the Troubadour, if you aren't into the...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 7:24 PM
Gun-control advocates, including parents of victims of mass shootings, delivered nearly 300,000 signatures to a Wal-Mart store a short drive from Sandy Hook Elementary School Tuesday morning, calling on the nation's largest firearms seller to pull...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Greg Kotis, book writer and lyricist and composer Mark Hollmann who both won Tonys for the Broadway music “Urinetown” will be among the artists working on new material during the first first year of Goodspeed Musicals' new four-week residency...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 6:20 AM
James Snyder (Broadway's "Crybaby," Goodspeed's "Carousel") will be among the singers featured in a concert by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Goodspeed Opera House. The concert will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 8:30 AM
What did the best in Connecticut theater add up to in 2012?
My four favorite shows were all world premieres, two of them musicals and two of them plays. Beyond that fresh quartet, I was smitten by two additional musical revivals from our local producing...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 8:27 PM
Killed in Friday's horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults. In the day since the worst massacre at a primary school in the country's history, stories of heroism in the face of death and of young...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 10:40 AM
Is Connecticut becoming the home of music theater residencies?
A $50,000 grant from The Johnny Mercer Foundation will help launch the first year of Goodspeed Musicals' new four-week residency program from music theater writers.
This will make a...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 8:55 PM
The Eighth Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Artists begins its three-day festival of three new works on Friday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Goodspeed Opera House with a staged reading of "Nine Wives," followed on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. with...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Amahl and the Night Visitors
Nov. 24, 8 p.m., $35, The Bushnell's Autorino Great Hall, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, (888) 824-2874, thebushnell.org.
We tend not to think of operas as made-for-TV holiday entertainment, but back in the '50s popular...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 7:40 AM
The Hartt School of Music's affiliation with the Richard P. Garmany Fund has brought some tremendous talent to the area over the last couple of years, including the Bang On A Can All-Stars, pianist Christopher Riley, the Emerson String Quartet,...