| 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-...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Hurricane Sandy was very theater-friendly.
Things didn't get really ominous until Sunday night, long after the curtain came down on most shows at theaters throughout Connecticut.
Then on Monday when the storm's fury -- and tides -- were at their...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 7:35 AM
A spokesman for the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam reported that no damage occured to the theater, which is located on the banks of the Connecticut River or on its low-lying new artist housing.
There was no performances scheduled for yesterday...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 20, 2013
There is plenty of snow, the best in many years for snowshoeing.
After all, the whole point of snowshoes is to make it possible to walk in deep snow.
You received snowshoes for Christmas? Or maybe you got them for Christmas last winter,...
| 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...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 9:45 AM
This weekend, the artist residency program at I-Park Foundation in East Haddam presents the culmination of a three-week on-site residency of 14 artistis. The 2013 Environmental Art Bienniale features site-specific works executed from concept to reality...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:39 AM
It was a good plan. I would explore Maromas, Middletown's last frontier, in search of the remnants of a village that was swallowed up in the 1950s by the construction of the Connecticut Advanced Nuclear Engineering Laboratory – the predecessor of...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:40 PM
When Chester architect William Cowan looks out over the abandoned cabins and empty Olympic-sized swimming pool at the former Sunrise Resort, he sees buildings out of code, tangled overhead electrical wires and architecture that went out of style in the...