| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Among Julie Harris' Connecticut performances and connections:
In 1948, Harris performed in "Sundown Beach" at the Westport Country Playhouse, directed by Elia Kazan. With Kim Hunter, Steven Hill, Martin Balsam, Joan Copeland, Nehemiah Persoff. An Actors...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Stuart Ward will be the guy and Dani De Waal the girl is the national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical “Once,” which will play the Shubert Theater in New Haven in Feb. 26 to March 2. The tour of the romantic musical opens at the...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Last year, the fourth-best crowd for a women's-only tennis event was swallowed up by the seventh-largest tennis center in the world.
It's been that way for a while at the New Haven Open. The tournament drew a total of 53,004 during its nine-day run...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Do you consider yourself a mixologist?
Yes, I do modern techniques on various cocktails. I went to school for hotel, restaurant management, with a minor in culinary, so I know about flavor profiles. I like to showcase local fruit and work with the chefs...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:29 PM
What to give that theater lover for Christmas? Here are a few recommendations.
On my bedside table already is “Fosse” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $32), Sam Wasson’s well-researched and crafted biography of director-choreographer Bob...
| May 4, 2014
Some actors who win Tony Awards, become stars in films, TV and on the concert stage, don't look back from where they began.
But Anika Noni Rose returns to her Hartford area roots regularly, connecting with the community and spreading the gospel of...
| Apr 13, 2014
When New Haven's Shubert Theater celebrates its 100th anniversary in December, the grand dame of Connecticut theaters will have a 21st Century look.
Gone will be the angled entrance and popcorn- textured exterior in favor of a reconfigured lobby,...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Tony topppers “Kinky Boots,” “Pippin” and “Once” are the highlights of the 2014-15 Broadway season at Hartford’s Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.
The announcement to subscribers and group sales leaders...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:12 AM
New Haven's Shubert Theater landed a major touring musical to celebrate its 100th anniversary.
The family friendly show, "Matilda," will launch its tour at the end of the theater's 2014-15 season, opening in May 2015 following a six-week period of...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
The Puritans just didn't have much fun.
Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater.
Oh, there was the time just before the...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
There was a blizzard. The star refused to go on stage. It looked like a disaster in the making for the world premiere of "My Fair Lady" at the Shubert Theater in New Haven.
It was Feb. 4, 1956 and Rex Harrison was freaking out after he sang for the...