| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:33 AM
Orville Mendoza will play The Engineer in a production of the musical “Miss Saigon” which will play the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford Sept. 17 to 22. The show is produced by Starlight Theatre Association of Kansas City,...
| 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...