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  • Rosalind Russell: The Fast Talking Dame

    Rosalind Russell: The Fast Talking Dame
    She was wicked in "The Women," the girl in "His Girl Friday," the fast-talking dame whom you didn't mess with in countless films and, most memorably, as the ab-fab "Auntie Mame." She was Rosalind Russell, and she grew up in Waterbury. The Courant...
  • 'My Fair Lady' World Premier At The Shubert: Rex Harrison Was Not Happy

    'My Fair Lady' World Premier At The Shubert: Rex Harrison Was Not Happy
    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...
  • Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut

    Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut
    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...
  • Shubert Provides Premiere Experience To The Area

    Shubert Provides Premiere Experience To The Area
    Those attending the grand opening of the 1,600-seat Shubert Theater on Dec. 11, 1914, would especially remember comedian Sam Bernard singing "Who Paid the Rent for Mrs. Rip Van Winkle When Rip Van Winkle was Away?" The show was "The Belle of Bond...
  • Broadway Box Office: The End of Summer Sales is in Sight

    Every summer must come to an end, and box office numbers indicate that last week might have been the beginning of the end of this year's annual summer boom on Broadway. Nearly every production on the boards experienced declines last week, while...
  • Great Performances: Julie Harris' Connecticut Credits

    Great Performances: Julie Harris' Connecticut Credits
    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...
  • Holiday Gifts For the Theater Lover

    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...
  • Waterboys Play New Haven's Shubert Theater this Saturday, Sept. 21

    Waterboys Play New Haven's Shubert Theater this Saturday, Sept. 21
    When I think of the Waterboys, I think of other bands doing their songs. I think of that paramount bar band the Mocking Birds, who would play once a month at Cafe Nine in New Haven throughout the 1990s. Drummer Scott MacDonald (also known locally as co-...
  • Cast Set For National Tour Of 'Once'

    Cast Set For National Tour Of 'Once'
    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...
  • New Haven Open Consolidates Seating Into Lower Portion

     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...
  • 50 Years Of Drama, Dance And Dedication At Goodspeed

    50 Years Of Drama, Dance And Dedication At Goodspeed
    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...