| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:20 AM
You can satisfy your musical theater jones, your jazz itch and your pop-idol crush all with one concert this week: Harry Connick Jr. is performing 8 p.m. June 22 at Simsbury Meadows (22 Iron Horse Boulevard, Simsbury). Connick's a skilled pianist who...
| Apr 7, 2013
Would the story of the Goodspeed Opera House make a good musical?
The thought occurred to me while I was interviewing Michael Price, who's been with the Victorian theater on the Connecticut River in East Haddam for 46 of its 50 years. During lunch at...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 2:50 PM
We should declare war on space rocks.
A meteor exploded over Russia the other day at the precise time that a "killer asteroid" whizzed within 17,000 miles of earth. Coincidence? Don't bet on it.
It's time for President Barack Obama to wake up and...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 6:39 PM
A few weeks ago, I wrote a column reminiscing about my childhood adventures along the former Air Line Railroad in my hometown of Portland and whether that portion of the former Boston to New York route would ever be converted to a hiking trail.
| Jan 30, 2013
| 5:55 AM
Feb. 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Webster Bank Arena, 600 Main St., Bridgeport
In what's being billed as the biggest culinary event in Connecticut, Chowdafest is taking over the Webster Bank Arena on February 3. That'...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Marc Bruni, who was slated to direct "Hello, Dolly!" at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam this summer, is leaving the project due a scheduling conflict.
Daniel Goldstein, director of the recent Broadway revival of "Godspell," returns to Goodspeed...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:53 PM
It remains a mystery why the state cannot protect vacant properties it owns. A costly mystery.
The most recent example is the former Sunrise Resort in East Haddam, a 144-acre property along the pristine Salmon River that the state bought in 2009 for $3....
| May 30, 2013
| 11:23 AM
A Broadway-bound musical about a charming serial killer and a play about a misunderstood French icon received top honors from the Connecticut Critics Association, honoring the best of the 2012-13 theater season in the state
Hartford Stage's production...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 9:05 AM
The play Annie, based on the Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie dating all the way back to 1924, premiered in East Haddam, Connecticut at the Goodspeed Opera House in 1976. Now, Music Theatre of Connecticut's School of Performing Arts students...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 8:26 AM
The names of 35 established and emerging writers, composers and lyricists representing teams for 20 developing shows -- including the creators of "Urinetown" -- will converge on the Goodspeed campus in East Haddam at the end of January to be the inaugural...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Greg Kotis, book writer and lyricist and composer Mark Hollmann who both won Tonys for the Broadway music “Urinetown” will be among the artists working on new material during the first first year of Goodspeed Musicals' new four-week residency...