| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Did you like "Once" when you saw it once, twice, thrice on Sunday night's Tony Awards? Or how about "Bring It On!" Or "Mamma Mia!
Then get ready for the 2013-14 Broadway series of New Haven's Shubert Theater, which will be celebrating its 99th year....
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:45 AM
It's about sharing the experience.
That's what Mary Lou Aleski, executive director of New Haven's 18th annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas that begins Saturday, June 15, has found in data of who comes — and why— to the annual two-...
| Jun 16, 2013
"Stuck Elevator" began in 2005 when Bryon Au Yong began following news stories about a Chinese restaurant deliveryman from the Happy Dragon who disappeared after dropping off an order of curried shrimp and fried rice in the Bronx.
Co-workers found his...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:25 PM
The show: "Sequence Eight" at the Shubert Theater in New Haven, part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas
What makes it special?: The same hip, easy-going-yet-kinetic, hanging-out spirit that the Montreal-based Les 7 Doigts de la Main...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...