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  • Taj Mahal Continues His Mission Of Global Music

    Taj Mahal Continues His Mission Of Global Music
    It's hard to believe, but Taj Mahal has been around long enough to have a listing — squeezed between Mad River and Mamas and the Papas — in Lillian Roxon's seminal 1969 Rock Encyclopedia. Harder to believe that, every year, his name never...
  • Exit, Mr Goodspeed: Floods, Flops and Tonys, Michael Price Saw It All

    Exit, Mr Goodspeed: Floods, Flops and Tonys, Michael Price Saw It All
    Exit, Mr. Goodspeed It's going to be strange not to see Michael Price in his office tucked away off the cozy lobby of the Goodspeed Opera House, sitting in his barber chair, holding court with guests during intermission. Or stationed at the bottom of...
  • 'Broadway Idiot' Offers a Backstage Pass to Green Day Play

    'Broadway Idiot' Offers a Backstage Pass to Green Day Play
    The point of assembling Broadway Idiot, a new documentary opening on Friday, Nov. 22 at Real Art Ways in Hartford, one quickly realizes, was to get people excited about the newest touring season of American Idiot, the musical, which commenced in Portland,...
  • Some choice off-Loop shows return

    Some choice off-Loop shows return
    Some of the better off-Loop shows of the last 12 months are enjoying a summer reprise. Most intriguing, perhaps, is the transfer of the hit Theater Wit production of Joshua Harmon's "Bad Jews" to the North Shore Center for the Arts in Skokie. I'm...
  • Hartford Stage's Darko Tresnjak seals his passion for risk with 'Kiss Me, Kate'

    Hartford Stage's Darko Tresnjak seals his passion for risk with 'Kiss Me, Kate'
    Darko Tresnjak arrived in this country from the former Yugoslavia at age 10, during the many 1976 bicentennial celebrations. He and his mother, Maria, saw the festivities and fireworks first on the mall in Washington, D.C., and then pretty much every...
  • Review: Drury Lane's 'Beaches' finds its wind

     Review: Drury Lane's 'Beaches' finds its wind
    In the pantheon of tear-duct-depleting buddy films, 1988's "Beaches," starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey, is up there with "Brian's Song." But instead of the gridiron, the battlefield for the two opposites-attract friends-for-life in "Beaches" is...
  • Exploring turmoil of gay men during Holocaust, 'Bent' feels fresh

     Exploring turmoil of gay men during Holocaust, 'Bent' feels fresh
    Timing is everything, and The Other Theatre Company's current revival of Martin Sherman's 1979 drama "Bent," about gay men in Germany during the Holocaust, undoubtedly resonates more strongly in the aftermath of last week's historic Supreme Court...
  • Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices, check websites for details and restrictions: ADVENTURE ISLAND: Florida residents can purchase a "Weekday Pass" online for unlimited visits Mondays-Fridays through Sept. 7. $49 adults, $45 ages...
  • A 'Twelfth Night' romp: Giddiness, fun and a hint of magic

    A 'Twelfth Night' romp: Giddiness, fun and a hint of magic
    First came the fireworks that boomed like a lover's heartbeat during a scene of swooning in "Twelfth Night." Then came the freakishly well-timed sprinkles that dappled the Old Globe audience in the show's final moments, as the jester Feste sang the...
  • Cumberbatch in 'Hamlet' expected to be a highlight of summer theater

    Cumberbatch in 'Hamlet' expected to be a highlight of summer theater
    What's the hottest ticket in London this summer? Elementary. It is, of course, Benedict Cumberbatch in "Hamlet," opening at The Barbican on Aug. 25. This landmark theatrical event is in such demand that the producers ran a lottery in which eager fans...
  • William Inge's 'Picnic' finds the universal in a small Kansas town

    William Inge's 'Picnic' finds the universal in a small Kansas town
    The intimacy of small-town life and its stifling limitations permeate “Picnic,” which the thoughtfully representative staging at Antaeus Theater Company underscores without telegraphing. William Inge’s 1953 Pulitzer-winning study of...