| 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,...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:38 PM
The run of Matthew Lombardo's "Looped" starring Stefanie Powers as Tallulah Bankhead at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts this week prompted a letter from Henry E. Josten, 90, of Deep River.
He said the actress performed at the Ivoryton...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Jun 9, 2013
What do you do after you create an international mega-hit starring a horse?
Go for some Shakespearean magic.
That's what the director and puppet masters of the 2011 Tony Award-winning "War Horse" did for a follow-up project to their London-Broadway-...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Shhh, don't tell anyone but Art Garfunkel, from the famed ‘60s rock-folk duo Simon & Garfunkel, will do a show at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford on Saturday, July 27.
Well, it's not really a concert per se. It's described as “an intimate...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Nov 10, 2013
You know him as Ralphie, the bespectacled fourth-grader with the December-long quest with getting an Official Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle in 1983's "A Christmas Story," the film that grew from under-the-radar movie, to cult...
| 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...