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  • 'Matilda' Tour To Prep And Play Shubert Theater In New Haven

    'Matilda' Tour To Prep And Play Shubert Theater In New Haven
    New Haven's Shubert Theater landed a major touring musical to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The family friendly show, "Matilda," will launch its tour at the end of the theater's 2014-15 season, opening in May 2015 following a six-week period of...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Looking Back On 250 Years Of Arts And Culture

    Looking Back On 250 Years Of Arts And Culture
    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.,...
  • "Smash:" It's Not a Documentary But Still...

    "Smash:" It's Not a Documentary But Still...
    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...
  • On "Fela" at Shubert Theater in New Haven -- and More

    On "Fela" at Shubert Theater in New Haven -- and More
    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...
  • Hartt Grad In "American Idiot" Tour Heading To Bushnell

    Hartt Grad In "American Idiot" Tour Heading To Bushnell
    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...
  • Phylicia Rashad: How She Followed the 'Sun'

    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,...
  • Julie Andrews Stages Goodspeed Show

    Julie Andrews Stages Goodspeed Show
    Julie Andrews is wearing a white cap with the word "Think" embroidered on it as she sits down to tea in the Victorian parlor of the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam. The star of iconic and beloved musicals and films such as "My Fair Lady," "Camelot,"...