| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:03 AM
The show: "War Horse" at Hartford's Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
What makes it special: The arrival of the Tony Award-winning production using puppetry arts.
First impressions: In answer to the question: "Does the tour of the acclaimed show...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:54 AM
The show: "Freud's Last Session" at Hartford's TheaterWorks
What makes it special: Regional bow of popular off-Broadway and regional work by Mark St. Germain.
First impressions: St. Germain may have a thing about therapy. Last year the theater...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Joey's earliest memories were mostly "a confusion of hilly fields and dark, damp stables." But one thing he clearly remembered was the horse sale. "The terror of it stayed with me all of my life," he said.
No wonder. Joey was the one being sold.
| Dec 20, 2013
| 10:28 AM
The partial collapse of the Apollo Theatre on London's West End on Thursday evening has raised questions about the future of the National Theatre's award-winning production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time."
Performances of the...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 11:00 AM
When announcements for the next opera season began arriving early this year, the overall impression was that our country's companies were getting livelier if not yet up to the more progressive European model.
Los Angeles Opera, in particular, is...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Commenting recently about seeing the play "War Horse," one of my 11th-grade students expressed surprise that "even some of the Nazis had humane feelings" for the plight of animals caught up in war.
"It's about the First World War," I replied. "There...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Five years ago Greg Webster had a dream in which a man in a business suit stood atop a copier machine as he was being attacked by paper. Not long after, while he was late-night channel surfing, Webster came across a documentary on British explorer Sir...
| Mar 3, 2014
Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres might have taken down Twitter with the star-studded selfie she snapped during Sunday night's Academy Awards […]...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 12:33 PM
If Broadway buzz is your thing, then you're going to love the shows heading to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts next season. In a major coup for South Florida, the inaugural tour of"War Horse" is included among them.
The spate of musicals...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 5:57 AM
For 17 days each summer, the sleepy seaside town of Charleston, S.C., turns into a busy hive of cultural activity, with every possible venue, large and small, filled from noon to night with the sights and sounds of opera, jazz, theater, dance and more...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 7:32 AM
Which two of these four entertainment names -- Woody Allen, George Lucas, Meat Loaf, Erik Estrada -- are members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences?
It'd be understandable if you guessed Allen and Lucas: The directors made such classics as...