| Jan 23, 2012
| 8:55 PM
Mamma, mia! Goodspeed Musicals got its Mame.
Louise Pitre, best known as the Tony Award-nominated lead in the Broadway smash "Mamma Mia," will play the title role in the revival of "Mame," slated to play the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam April...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Casey Hushion (associate director of Broadway’s "Elf," "In the Heights" and "The Drowsy Chaperone") is tapped to stage the revival of the musical "Something's Afoot" this fall at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam.
The British musical hall...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 9:35 AM
Good thing Bill Griffith did not take Marcel Duchamp seriously. Otherwise, we'd be without Zippy (aka Zippy the Pinhead), the best-drawn daily underground comic strip in America, still running in 300 newspapers. Griffith, at the time a 19-year-old art...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 15, 2012
| 4:55 AM
First come gets best seats.
Single tickets go on sale for all three shows at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam Sunday starting at 10 a.m. the season begins with “Mame” (April 20 to July 1), followed by “Carousel” (July 13...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 8:51 AM
Playwright-director Tazewell Thompson isn't the only theater artist who is inspired to create a stage work about the life of Elizabeth Keckly, the former slave who became a dressmaker and friend to Mary Todd Lincoln.
"They Call Me Lizzy...from Slavery to...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 5:45 AM
When Jonathan Marcus discusses his and others' efforts to save Hearthstone Castle in Danbury from crumbling into dust he sounds like a knight talking about a quest.
Marcus lived down the road from Tarrywile Park — the Danbury park where the...