| Jul 21, 2013
Seven weeks after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated"Hello, Dolly!" opened on Broadway and gave America something to sing and cheer about.
The historic musical comedy triumph is something Broadway old-timers still rhapsodize about. The...
| Jul 19, 2013
The show: "Hello, Dolly!" at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam.
What makes it special?: First revival of the show at Goodspeed.
First impressions?: All is well in American Musical Theater again because Dolly Levi is back, this time at the era-...
| Aug 4, 2013
In January, Eli Baker was a sixth-grader in Glastonbury, playing on soccer and lacrosse teams and auditioning for stage, film and television roles.
Two months later, the 11-year-old was filming a NBC television pilot, "Growing Up Fisher," that will be a...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:39 PM
The newspaper headline proclaimed that the Democrats did thus and such (details unimportant) and that their proposal "Angered the GOP." This is unalloyed tommyrot — and un-newsworthy to boot. One cannot anger modern Republicans: They are frothing...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 8:19 PM
I used to chuckle at phone calls or emails from readers who read my column and confessed that, for years, they had driven past something, not realizing it was there.
Now it's my turn. For eight years I lived in the Moodus section of East Haddam. For...
| Aug 31, 2013
William Gillette had it right when he was writing his will regarding the future of his castle on the banks of the Connecticut River. He wrote his "castle in the sky" should never be in the "possession of some blithering saphead who had no conception of...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Aug. 9, 2013, New Haven: A Rockwell International Turbo Commander 690B crashes into two houses on approach to Tweed-New Haven Airport, killing at least two people.
June 23, 2013, Ellington: Adam Curtis, 52, of Enfield, died when his ultralight, one-...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Goodspeed found its fella.
Broadway veteran Bill Nolte will star in Goodspeed Musical's revival; of Frank Loesser's "The Most Happy Fella"
Nolte’s Broadway credits include" La Cage aux Folles," "The Producers," "Amour," "Jane Eyre," "1776,"...
| 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...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:19 AM
In 1963, professional theaters were sprouting up around the nation, far from the bright neon lights of Broadway. There was some kind of magic in the air, particularly in Connecticut.
Happy 50th anniversary to Hartford Stage and the Goodspeed Opera...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 1:55 PM
East Haddam's First Church of Christ, Congregational will host the Music at the Meetinghouse summer concert series. On Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m., Grayson Hugh and Polly Messer will perform A Midsummer's Eve Concert, a collection of songs for piano and voice...