| Aug 1, 2012
| 12:59 PM
The show: A revival of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical “Carousel” at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam.
First Impressions: You can tell right away from set designer Michael Schweikardt’s gorgeously painted seashore and sky...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 4:55 AM
Two shows produced by Goodspeed Musicals have been extended, one beiore the show has even opened.
Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Carousel," which opened Wednesday night at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam has extended its run to Sept. 29.
| Aug 9, 2012
Markets & Stands
>> Billings Forge: Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 563 Broad St., Hartford. Connecticut-grown vegetables, hydroponic greens, meats, cheese, eggs, jams, baked goods and a tasting table. Food stamps/EBT debit and credit accepted....
| Aug 16, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Connecticut’s Bill Berloni, animal trainer for stage and screen, has a new book out, “Broadway Tails: Heartfelt Stories of Rescued Dogs Who Became Showbiz Superstars” which will be published Sept. 19 by Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe...
| Aug 19, 2012
What happens to a theater when it loses its founding director — especially when that person is such a singular and high-profile force for decades in the community?
Hartford's TheaterWorks faced a series of quick and dramatic hurdles following the...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's July. Time for some theater day trips by the water where it's cool.
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, a stone's skip from New London, has shifted from National Playwright Conference mode to its National Music Theater Conference. Three...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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'...