| 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.,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 9:30 AM
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,"...
| 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...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 9:20 AM
The touring company of "Jersey Boys" will open the 2012-13 Broadway series at the Shubert Theater in New Haven.
The show, which had a "dry run" of its initial tour several years ago at the Shubert, returns to the theater for a two-week engagement in New...