Christmas show casts
Two Christmas shows have announced their casts. The spirits and townsfolk of “A Christmas Carol — A Ghost Story of Christmas” at Hartford Stage will feel like a familiar community, because all the adult actors from last season will be returning for the show’s 21st season, which runs Nov. 23 to Dec. 29.Read more
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct that “The Jersey Boys” will not be at the Waterbury Palace in March of 2019.
Westport Country Playhouse has announced most of its 2019 season, which unlike most other regional theaters in the state, runs from spring until winter, rather than mirroring the academic year.
The first show of the season, April 23 through May 11, has yet to be announced.Read more
Cocktails at Goodspeed
Goodspeed Musicals creates special drinks in honor of each musical it stages. Often the cocktails (available in the theater’s ground-floor bar area, whose outdoor balcony overlooks the gorgeous Connecticut River) are simply named for characters in the show. In the case of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” they had more to work with.Read more
Playwright Dominique Morisseau won a coveted MacArthur “genius grant” last week. Before that happened, it had already been announced that two of her plays were being produced in Connecticut this season: the jazz club drama “Paradise Blue” at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre in May and “Detroit ‘67” (set amid the race riots of that year) at Hartford Stage in February.Read more