| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Country music superstars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have put their place in Malibu up for sale at $7.5 million.
The single-story ranch sits on about half an acre with beach access. Built in 1958, the remodeled house has vaulted ceilings,...
| Jul 13, 2014
Tevye may not be the only person talking to God in East Haddam.
This summer I suspect there will be many prayers to heaven asking divine questions as the search for the successor to Goodspeed Musicals' longtime executive director Michael Price enters...
| Jul 27, 2014
There are actors whose name you instantly recognize, the stars you know by a single monicker: Meryl, Julia, Debbie. Liza, Shirley.
Then there are others you've seen giving countless supporting performances that help ground the work in a truthful reality...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Neil Patrick Harris, who starred in “How I Met Your Mother,” and actor David Burtka sold their house in Sherman Oaks for its asking price of $2.995 million in less than a month.
Built in 1991, the Traditional-style home features a formal...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Editor's note: Broadway actress and singer Elaine Stritch, 89, died on Thursday, July 17, at her home in Birmingham, Mich. (Story and photos here.) Following is an interview by Hartford Courant theater critic Frank Rizzo from 2008.
Elaine Stritch is...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:02 PM
A new show that will launch on a national tour after its run at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, examines the feminine side of Shakespeare's plays from the doomed Juliet to the obsessed Lady Macbeth.
"Women of Will," created by Tina Packer, explores...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:21 PM
It was a quite a night for John Bell, the head of the division of performing arts at DeSales University in Center Valley.
Two years ago, after Broadway legend Elaine Stritch fell and broke her hip, she called Bell from the hospital to ask if he would...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:52 AM
Linda Lavin, best known for the popular TV series "Alice" of the '70s and '80s — but a terrific Tony Award-winning Broadway and film actress, too — will be presenting her life and career in story and song when her cabaret act, "Possibilities,"...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:58 AM
A new theater company in town has announced its first season, which includes the short-lived Broadway musical "Parade." Although the show won 1999 Tony Awards for best book and best original score, it ran less than three months on Broadway.
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:10 PM
It's doubtful anyone attending Colonial Players' 65th season closer would react with "been there, done that" to playwright Sarah Ruhl's "Dead Man's Cell Phone."
Having enjoyed a bowl of lobster bisque in a cafe, a young woman answers the ringing...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 11:44 AM
This fall, PBS will keep Friday nights hopping with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Matthew McConaughey, Jeff Bridges, Nathan Lane, Michael Feinstein, Emma Thompson, "Sweeney Todd," "Porgy and Bess" and "Cats."
The PBS Arts Fall Festival will offer 11 weekly...