| Feb 28, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Goodspeed's "Mame" has got its Vera.
Broadway veteran Judith Blazer will portray the acid-tongued Vera Charles in the Jerry Herman musical which plays at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Previews start April 20 with the opening set for May...
| Aug 20, 2011
| 8:30 PM
It's probably clear from the title — "The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) — that if you like musicals, you'll like this show. If you prefer to make fun of musical-theater conventions — the divas, the plot repetition, the corniness...
| Oct 29, 2011
George Hamilton just wants a cup of coffee, that's all. But a small obstacle confounds the handsome, supernaturally tanned actor in his Tulsa, Okla., hotel room — the coffee maker.
"This is a whole new experience for me," he says by phone. "I'm...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 5:07 AM
There's a restaurant scene partway through Act 2 of "La Cage aux Folles" that spotlights Christopher Sieber, playing Albin, the reigning drag queen of Saint-Tropez in the propulsive and entertaining production at the Hippodrome this week.
| Nov 13, 2011
| 8:55 PM
In what is sure to ignite the theater chat rooms with casting speculation, Goodspeed Musicals announced that it will open its 2012 season with a production of "Mame," which will run April 22 to July 1 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam.
| Jul 25, 2012
| 1:45 PM
The beauty of "La Cage aux Folles" has always been the fact that under the feathers and sequins, this was a musical that had a lot of heart: In the love of Georges for flamboyant Albin, in the love of Albin for the boy he helped raise, Jean-Michel.
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:25 PM
The musical "La Cage aux Folles" has quite a pedigree. Born as a French movie in 1973, it was Americanized and set to music on stage a decade later, then morphed into a "straight" movie comedy called "The Bird Cage" in 1996 with uber-comics Robin Williams...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Hello, new owner. Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman has sold his house in Palm Springs for $1.1 million.
The Mediterranean-style home includes five bedrooms and six bathrooms in its 5,546 square feet. Water features on the half-acre site...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Kristin Chenoweth, who is to receive the Goodspeed Award for outstanding contribution to musical theater, will not be attending Saturday's gala fund-raising event for Goodspeed Musicals.
A Goodspeed spokesman says the Chenoweth (Broadway's "Wicked,"...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Barbara Beckley, pencil thin and fiercely emphatic, sits in an armchair in the living room-style lobby of the Colony Theatre in Burbank. Sounds from the stage indicate that rehearsals are underway for the second show of the Colony's 38th season: the...
| May 23, 2012
| 8:26 AM
Donald Pippin, the original music director for the Broadway production of "Mame" will offer his multi-media memoirs presentation for Goodspeed Musical members on Friday, June 8.
Pippin has worked on some of the greatest hits in musical theater as a...