| Nov 28, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Notice that the latest trend in gift-giving is the "experiential gift?"
Instead of that sweater, slippers or cheese board, I'm noticing more people giving (and asking to be given) gifts of experiences: a day at the spa, a balloon ride, a...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's $150 million in immediate cuts to deal with a looming deficit has an effect on many arts, cultural, heritage and tourism organizations.
The governor cut a total of $1,038,742 from the Department of Economic and Communuity...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 12:55 PM
The Shubert is the place to go for all your favorite holiday productions from year to year. New Haven Ballet dances Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker from Dec. 7-9, with principal dancers from the Boston Ballet. For a few days, Clara's dream can become your...
| 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...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:18 PM
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-...
| 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...
| 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...