| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:29 PM
When Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical version of "Cinderella" made its debut on television back in 1957 (with Julie Andrews, fresh from "My Fair Lady," in the title role), it became the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. And every...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:33 AM
You can't help but feel the maternal touch of Phylicia Rashad.
She exudes warmth, calm and centeredness that brings to mind ideal qualities of a mom. Her voice is honeyed and clear, her answers are specific and instructional, and when she says, "Oh,...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 7:35 AM
A spokesman for the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam reported that no damage occured to the theater, which is located on the banks of the Connecticut River or on its low-lying new artist housing.
There was no performances scheduled for yesterday...
| 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...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 5:39 AM
She isn't quite 5 feet tall, but Kristin Chenoweth has achieved uncommon stature in show business, thanks to consistently sizzling performances on Broadway, including an indelible portrayal of Glinda in "Wicked"that earned her a Tony nomination, and...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 7:27 PM
The popularity of musical theater in the middle part of the past century brought with it a few gentle spoofs of the genre — "Little Mary Sunshine" and "Dames at Sea" among the most notable.
The satirical art also flowered in England, where...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Singer and actress Julie Andrews has sold her house in Brentwood for $2.705 million — more than she was asking.
Andrews owned the traditional-style home with her late husband, director and screenwriter Blake Edwards. Less than a month after...
| Jul 22, 2012
Whether it's as sellers or landlords, actor-director Warren Beatty and his wife, actress Annette Bening, are up for new roles. They have listed their ivy-clad home in Beverly Crest for $6.995 million.
The house, built in 1992, had been for rent last year...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 10:45 AM
I think summer has finally made it to our fair valley. It has been quite hot enough for me. How about you?
On Tuesday my neighborhood lost its power for about an hour. Of course I was working on my computer at the time. Suddenly, everything shut down....
| Nov 1, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Julie Andrews is wearing a white cap with the word "Think" embroidered on it as she sits down to tea in the Victorian parlor of the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam.
The star of iconic and beloved musicals and films such as "My Fair Lady," "Camelot,"...
| Nov 9, 2012
Frank Peppiatt, the co-creator of "Hee Haw," a landmark variety show mixing country music with "corny" humor that became one of TV's most unlikely and longest-running hits, has died. He was 85.
Peppiatt died Wednesday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., of...