| May 13, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Connecticut's NAACP is in turmoil.
Fierce and prolonged infighting in Bridgeport and Waterbury has forced state and national officers of the civil rights group to step in and order "reorganizations" of those branches. A bitter election battle two...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Jamal Shuriah, a Hartt School grad, will be in the ensemble of the international tour of Green Day's "American Idiot" when it comes to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford Feb. 26 to March 3.
Alex Nee will star as Johnny, along with...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 9:27 AM
Daily Show correspondent and humorist John Oliver may have penned the most memorable tweet of election night, when he sent the following missive: “If Mitt Romney wins the election tonight, the White House will be one of the smallest houses he's ever...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:33 AM
You can't help but feel the maternal touch of Phylicia Rashad.
She exudes warmth, calm and centeredness that brings to mind ideal qualities of a mom. Her voice is honeyed and clear, her answers are specific and instructional, and when she says, "Oh,...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 1:10 PM
1) Shubert Theater
New Haven theater geeks will tell you our own Shubert Theater is a heavy hitter in the theater world. "It's this classic, historic, soon-to-be 100-year-old theater, with a rich theatrical history that we're very proud of," says...
| May 9, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Bring the family down to the Shubert Theater for a musical stage rendition of Disney's Beauty and the Beast this weekend. Belle and her friendly housewares sing and dance their way through five perfomances Friday through Sunday.
Beauty and the Beast...