| 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...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:29 PM
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...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 9:02 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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-...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 9:13 PM
In 1794, the Connecticut Courant's 30th year of publication, there appeared in the paper an advertisement for two stage comedies — "Child of Nature" and "Love Alamode" — being performed by the Old American Company. Doors would open at 6 p.m.,...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 4:35 AM
Watching the first four episodes of the much-hyped TV series “Smash,” one may ask, “Whose Broadway is it anyway?”
Theater geeks and chat room obsessives will no doubt have lots to celebrate and carp about as the 15 episodes roll...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 3:55 AM
The show: “Fela!”
The place: Shubert Theater in New Haven.
Thoughts on leaving the parking lot?: I was going to write a standard blog-style review of "Fela" which I saw Friday night but since the run was so short -- it ended today -- I...
| 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...
| 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...