| May 23, 2014
| 8:25 AM
| 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 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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:41 AM
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| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:40 AM
Todd Solek wakes up around 6 a.m. to chop firewood for his custom brick oven, where it will burn all day. Around 7 a.m., when other bakeries have sold half their stock, he begins mixing doughs by hand.
Todd and his wife, Melissa, lovingly refer to...
| 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-...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 11:07 AM
How do you replace a legend?
The answer, of course, is you don’t. You find someone who respects past accomplishments but has his or her own independent vision for the future.
Trouble comes, however, when the legend plays a major role in choosing...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 3:39 PM
As Connecticut prepares to launch a new standardized test that will be taken on computers, some parents are pushing to pull their children out of the exams.
"I'm just concerned that this hasn't been reviewed thoroughly," said Candice Cushman, who has...
| 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...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
It was quite a celebration on Oct. 24, 1877.
It was the opening of the Goodspeed Opera House — the six-story wooden Victorian structure on the banks of the Connecticut River in East Haddam, and long before the swing bridge was built. (A ferry...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
The one show that changed a Connecticut theater's fortunes more than any other was the musical "Annie" that had its world premiere at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam in 1976.
The opening night was a rough one. If "My Fair Lady" opened in the...