| Jun 9, 2013
What do you do after you create an international mega-hit starring a horse?
Go for some Shakespearean magic.
That's what the director and puppet masters of the 2011 Tony Award-winning "War Horse" did for a follow-up project to their London-Broadway-...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 4:30 AM
NEW YORK — "Even if you're little, you can do a lot" sings the spirited 5-year-old heroine of "Matilda, the Musical," the Broadway hit adapted from the children's classic by Roald Dahl. The lyrics are a message of self-empowerment for Matilda, a...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Bryan Welnicki of Manchester is playing the romantic role of Lucas in the non-Equity touring edition of the musical "The Addams Family" musical which will play the Shubert Theater in New Haven Feb. 1 to 3.
Welnicki, 23, was a regular in the area theater...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 7:21 AM
Cheshire's Peter Lockyer stars as Jean Valjean in the touring production of "Les Miserables" pokaying this weekend at the Shubert Theater in New Haven.
Broadway credits include "The Phantom of the Opera," "Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme," "Miss Saigon" and...
| Apr 21, 2013
Chicago is no stranger to bombs.
We live in a relatively bomb-free era, the first such respite Chicagoans have enjoyed since at least the middle of the 19th century.
The city that gave the world the mother of all explosive devices and ushered in the...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Raffi, the internationally acclaimed children's performer, will visit the Shubert on April 29. The concert, officially titled "Raffi #belugagrads Concert," is the latest in a series of highly successful shows. Raffi has become a household name as a result...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 7:21 AM
The latest show from the British director and South African puppeteers of Broadway’s award-winning “War Horse,” a premiere of a chamber opera based on a Chekhov short story, performance by Aaron Neville and the Kronos Quartet and talks...
| Apr 7, 2013
Would the story of the Goodspeed Opera House make a good musical?
The thought occurred to me while I was interviewing Michael Price, who's been with the Victorian theater on the Connecticut River in East Haddam for 46 of its 50 years. During lunch at...
| Feb 28, 2013
The show: The national tour of “American Idiot” at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
First impressions: The operative expression for musical based on Green Day's 2004 pop-punk album “American Idiot” is...
| Mar 10, 2013
In our first interview in the 1990s, Valerie Harper described the character of Rhoda Morgenstern —sidekick on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and star of the spinoff "Rhoda" — as "the brash New Yorker who says the unsayable."
The same can be...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Bargain alert! 25 orchestra pit seats will be available for all performances of the national tour of "American Idiot"'s run at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford at a discount.
The run plays Tuesday, Feb. 26 to 3.
| Jun 4, 2013
| 7:09 AM
The news of the death of actress Jean Stapleton at the age of 90 was sad but not surprising this weekend. The actress was in failing health for years. Indeed she withdrew from the lead in the Hartford Stage production of Horton Foote's "The Trip to...