| Nov 6, 2012
| 7:45 AM
For many Connecticut theatergoers, the best show around during a presidential election is not on local stages -- which may account for some disappointing box office figures when expectations were higher for some shows.
"Whenever there's a national...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Hurricane Sandy was very theater-friendly.
Things didn't get really ominous until Sunday night, long after the curtain came down on most shows at theaters throughout Connecticut.
Then on Monday when the storm's fury -- and tides -- were at their...
| May 2, 2012
| 12:10 PM
The Connecticut Forum: Our Fragile Earth: Looking for Answers to Sustain the Planet
Saturday, May 5, with Michael Pollan, Dan Esty and Majora Carter, The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, (860) 509-0909
Visit ctforum.org for tickets
| May 23, 2012
| 6:00 AM
It's all the rage these days: live, professional musicians and dancers backing pre-recorded vocals by inimitable performers combined with dazzling staging in high-concept theatrical productions. (No, it's not quite holographic Tupac Shakur, but close.) In...
| May 24, 2012
| 9:46 AM
Frank Sinatra had some cool moves. The swagger, the sway, the snap, the cocky tilt of his head, the hat — all signature gestures that exuded swing and sex.
Those movements and the singer's music inspire "Come Fly Away," choreographer Twyla Tharp'...
| May 29, 2012
| 8:20 AM
The highlight of this musical weekend just happens to put together the biggest assemblage of vocal and instrumental forces we've seen assembled in some time — the combined voices of the Hartford Chorale, Connecticut Children's Chorus, soprano Amanda...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:30 AM
After last season's intense trajectory — he competed for Letterman's job, watched someone he dated suffer a tragic, early death, cleaned out a tub of poo and landed in rural China — viewers took the seemingly bad news that Louie, Louis C.K.'...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 12:18 PM
The thought of performing as a soloist in front of a world-class orchestra would make most long-haired rockers quake in their snakeskin boots.
Not guitarist Tony Spada. Not one bit.
Spada will be the featured soloist when the Hartford Symphony...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 4:57 AM
"Tap Dogs," the show that features a troupe of male tap dancers performing in unorthodox ways, will be presented at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
The show, described as "part theater, part dance, part rock...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 11:12 AM
Madeline Trumbull (Broadway’s Newsies”) and Con O’Shea-Creal (Broadway and tour of “White Christmas”) will play the leads in the new leg of the national tour of “Mary Poppins,” which opens at the Bushnell...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Winners of this year's Grand Band Slam will be announced at the 1st Annual Connecticut Music Awards, a Grammy-style ceremony held at The Bushnell in Hartford on Wednesday, September 12th.
In addition to awards, the show will feature performances, guest...