| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:46 PM
This is an excerpt from "An Unquiet Mind," a memoir about having manic depressive illness.
There is a particular kind of pain, elation, loneliness, and terror involved in this kind of madness. When you're high it's tremendous. The ideas and feelings are...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:12 AM
New Haven's Shubert Theater landed a major touring musical to celebrate its 100th anniversary.
The family friendly show, "Matilda," will launch its tour at the end of the theater's 2014-15 season, opening in May 2015 following a six-week period of...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:40 PM
There will be a lottery for some tickets to the national tour of the musical "The Book of Mormon" during its run at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, which plays March 18 to 30
In Hartford, the production will conduct a pre-show...
| Feb 23, 2014
With fabled clubs in the North End rocking with the sound of jazz, classic big bands and big-name instrumentalists and singers routinely blowing-off the roof at Foot Guard Hall on High Street, or shaking the foundations of the State Theater on Village...
| Feb 12, 2014
The kid spirit in putting together "Peter and the Starcatcher" was not unlike the gang of Lost Boys that are featured in this playful prequel to "Peter Pan."
The process, which started seven years ago with casual discussions, eventually turned into a...
| 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...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 9:00 PM
The Bushnell, long isolated from any real neighborhood, is now planning one of its own.
Think apartments and condominiums, retail shops and restaurants, all lining Hartford's Capitol Avenue in the shadow of the state's gold-domed seat of government....
| May 31, 2014
| 1:48 PM
The news that “Menopause the Musical” is returning to Connecticut is not exactly a headline grabber.
After all, the show has been entertaining scads of largely female audiences for years in theaters across the country. It’s even...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Events featuring authors and poets are scheduled this spring and summer. Here are some highlights:
International best-selling British author of fantasy, whose work includes the comic book series "The Sandman" and novels "Stardust,"...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 11:04 AM
They jump, they tumble, they climb on poles like monkeys on crack. They're the young, athletic and sexy performers in "Traces," from the hip Canadian cirque group Les 7 Doigts de la Main (Seven Fingers). The show was an off-Broadway hit in 2011 in a run...
| Dec 17, 2013
It was during a weekend hike in November with my grown son Max along a well-worn trail at an elevation of 1600 feet in the Santa Ynez Mountains when we both smelled the unmistakable odor of something that had died. We both dismissed the smell as likely...