| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:05 AM
Some restaurants boast beautiful views of Long Island Sound. Other dining rooms overlook well-manicured gardens or bustling downtown centers.
The Essex Clipper Dinner Train offers a unique view of an ever-changing landscape as the train winds through...
| 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 10, 2014
| 9:44 AM
A Broadway musical about a Jewish shtetl, a Russian pogrom and a poor milkman who talks to God? Sounds crazy, no?
"To us it was simply the next show to do," says Sheldon Harnick, who wrote the lyrics to the show that would become the beloved...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:26 PM
COLCHESTER - When you look at the numbers it can be a daunting task: more than 4,000 dams span streams and rivers across the state – a testament to the power of the state's early industries. The Connecticut River watershed? The most dammed watershed...
| May 30, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin and I have something in common: We both play senior hockey. I hasten to note that the similarities end there.
I have been smacking a vulcanized rubber disc around for 60 of my 64 years. Putin, 61, took it up several...
| May 16, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Every state seems to have a Middletown in it. You can walk down a Main Street in nearly every city and town. And every forest seems to have a Roaring Brook flowing through it.
Lyme's version of Roaring Brook is special, running clear and pristine from...
| May 14, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Adam Heller will be Tevye in the 50th anniversary production of "Fiddler on the Roof" which plays Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam. The production, directed by Rob Ruggiero ("Show Boat," "The Most Happy Fella," "Carousel") plays June 27 to Sept. 7....
| May 8, 2014
| 9:14 AM
There’s a lot of fix-ups, re-freshening and upgrades going on at Connecticut theaters in the last few years and this summer but is it simply putting the best face forward on a more serious infrastructure issue?
And even if it is, in a still-...
| May 2, 2014
The show: "Damn Yankees" at Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam.
What makes it special?: This version of the musical replaces the Washington Senators who battle the New York Yankees in the storyline with the Boston Red Sox.
What makes this review...
| Apr 27, 2014
If you asked true blue Boston Red Sox fans during much of the 20th century if they would sell their soul to the devil in order to lift the famed "curse" from their team, you would probably get more than a few volunteers.
That's Joe DiPietro's wicked...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:16 AM
There's a moment in the Goodspeed Opera House production of "Damn Yankees" that actor Danny Lindgren won't forget.
The same goes for the audience. Not to mention the trombone player.
It happened during the first preview performance of the baseball-...