| Mar 26, 2014
| 3:03 PM
HARTFORD — In a move designed to shore up one of the city's oldest arts organizations, the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and The Hartford Symphony Orchestra announced a two-year "strategic collaboration" Wednesday, shifting management of...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:58 AM
The show: The tour of "Flashdance" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
First impressions: In terms of the movie musicals of the '70s and '80s, "Flashdance" may be the most incredulous. Adrian Lyne's visually arresting (in an...
| Feb 23, 2014
In March 1964, 44-year-old Bridgeport resident Joseph J. Farkes was pulled over for speeding on the Connecticut Turnpike. Typically, Farkes blamed his daughter for blasting the radio and making it impossible for him to judge the car's speed (a sketchy way...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there wasn't a bigger star on the stage than William Gillette.
Today the Hartford native is primarily known for writing one of the many stage adaptations of "Sherlock Holmes" and for his great 1919 stone castle...
| Sep 19, 2013
The show: "Miss Saigon" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
What makes it special?: This is a homegrown production made by four presenting houses, including the Bushnell.
First impressions?: Has it been 22 years since "Miss...
| Jan 26, 2014
What's it like to play the title character in one of London and Broadway's biggest hits — and be anonymous at the same time?
For the puppeteers who master the steeds in the five-time Tony Award winning play "War Horse," it's emotionally rich,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:05 PM
I've noted that some citizens of Connecticut have expressed chagrin at the cost of governors' portraits. While I won't evaluate the aesthetic merits of Gov. M. Jodi Rell's portrait, I will say I have no qualms regarding its existence and its placement...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:16 PM
What brought me to Hartford in 2009 was my desire to do more … with the community, my career, socially … just more.
What I found was that "Hartford Has It" all!
In Hartford, I found an amazing group of young professionals called HYPE...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:18 AM
It’s better than a petting zoo.
Puppeteers from the national tour of “War Horse” will be at the Belding Theater at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford for two free half-hour interactive demonstrations on Saturday,...
| Nov 15, 2013
The show: "A Christmas Story: The Musical" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
What makes it special?: Musical adaptation of classic 1983 holiday film.
First impressions: All the iconic scenes are there: a kid's tongue sticking...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:52 AM
A red-hot rocking musical as well as a heart-felt one. Two ensemble dramas that looked at the way we live with humor and rue. A pair of outstanding shows from the state’s smaller theaters. A Shakespearean horror story and an over-the-top political...