| Dec 27, 2011
| 8:31 AM
Earlier this week, I named the Ten Best Shows in Connecticut in 2011.
But once you start looking back on a year, there’s just no stopping.
So here’s a playful retro glance at some of the highlights, performances, newsworthy events and people...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 12:35 PM
It takes a village to create a village -- at least in the case of Goodspeed's Artists Village comprising of 17 new homes to be used as housing for artists year-round.
State, town and individuals rallied to support the $5.5 million new housing project,...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 12:10 PM
I remember this time last year when it came time to review the theater season in Connecticut. I felt pretty discouraged. Sure there was plenty of fine work but few shows really knocked my critical socks off with the kind of productions that you...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Casey Nicholaw, the Tony Award-winning director (and choreographer) of the Broadway smash "Book of Mormon" is bowing out of a speaking gig at Goodspeed Musicals' seventh annual Goodspeed Festival of New Artists.
Nicholaw was the high profile speaker in a...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Connecticut’s Bill Berloni, animal trainer for stage and screen, has a new book out, “Broadway Tails: Heartfelt Stories of Rescued Dogs Who Became Showbiz Superstars” which will be published Sept. 19 by Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 7:35 AM
"Something's Afoot," a big hit for the Goodspeed Opera House when it produced the British musical whodunit in 1973, will return to the East Haddam theater as the third show of its 2012 season.
The musical, which transferred from Goodspeed to Broadway...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Liz Pearce is featured in the cast of the revival of the musical comedy "Something's Afoot" at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam Oct. 5 to Dec. 9.
Pearce's Broadway credits include "Billy Elliot" and her Goodspeed credits include "City of Angels,"...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman will return to Broadway during the 2013-14 season to star in an original musical "Houdini," Broadway.com announced today. Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked," "The Magic Show") will compose the score and and book...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Goodspeed's "Mame" has got its Vera.
Broadway veteran Judith Blazer will portray the acid-tongued Vera Charles in the Jerry Herman musical which plays at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Previews start April 20 with the opening set for May...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 4:01 AM
In the midst of new plans and strategies for arts funding in the state, I'd like to suggest still another -- and it's offered gratis -- without a consulting fee attached. (No, you're welcome).
I'm calling it "5-50-500."
It would give the five Tony...
| Nov 12, 2010
"I prune, therefore I am."
Gardening writer Lee May is joking, but he has a point.
Since he and his wife, Lyn, moved from Atlanta to East Haddam in 2001, May has created a fascinating Asian-style garden, using bonsai techniques on his trees and shrubs...