| Oct 6, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Soul/R&B concerts in a theater environment are a genre unto themselves. To see bands that sweaty throngs boogied expressively to in discos decades ago now soothing those same fans in a sedate auditorium is a singular nostalgic experience. It's a date...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:21 AM
"Hoodle-ah da-wa-da," sang bass-baritone soloist Kevin Deas as the character named Sportin' Life from Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess'', "Scatty Wah!" A huge local choral force echoed his attitude and it was great fun. But in a program that a casual glance...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 9:11 AM
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra continued its 2014-2015 Masterworks Series in the Belding Theater, at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, with a program of contrasts.
The evening began with a juxtaposition of the "Tragic Overture" by Brahms and...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Scott Galbraith has good use for the skills he honed during a stint as a background actor on television's "Saturday Night Live."
As a new top official at Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Galbraith may not need his sense of comic...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Hartford Stage will be entertaining a special audience for those on the autism spectrum for one performance of "A Christmas Carol — A Ghost Story of Christmas."
The theater will host its first a "sensory-friendly" performance of its annual holiday...
| Nov 22, 2014
She was the fresh-faced redheaded charmer with a voice that could fill the room when she starred as Broadway's "Annie" decades ago. Now, Andrea McArdle is all grown up and coming to Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts with three other well-...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:26 AM
Bridgeport's P.T. Barnum will be the subject of a new movie musical: "The Greatest Showman on Earth" starring Hugh Jackman.
Filming is expected to begin this summer in New York City, according to deadline.com.
Tony Award-nominated songwriters Benj...
| Nov 22, 2014
Christmas in Connecticut might conjure images straight out of a Currier and Ives lithograph for many, but for those of us who live here we know the holiday means a diversity of tradition well beyond (while still including) horse-drawn sleigh rides and...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 9:20 AM
Like his casting of "Hamlet," director Darko Tresnjak is looking for actors in "Private Lives" who are younger than those traditionally cast.
Ken Barnett, who played the dashing, deadly Monty in the Hartford Stage production of "A Gentleman's Guide To...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 1:49 PM
In the late '70s, a new kind of touring show emerged, one that featured not one headliner but rather a quartet of female stars, each performing a set of songs as well as performing a number or two together. It was called "4 Girls 4" and the women included...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:38 AM
For skiing enthusiasts, it's the most wonderful time of the year: time for a new Warren Miller movie.
"No Turning Back" is this year's installment in the legendary, 65-year extreme-skiing documentary franchise. In the movie, athletes Tyler Ceccanti,...