| Jan 26, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Ronnie Burkett and Wakka Wakka Productions will be the guest artists at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center's 22nd Annual National Puppetry Conference, which begins June 9 and culminates with public performances June 16 and 17. Pre-Conference...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 5:40 AM
Rave On: A Tribute to the Reducers Vol. 1
CD release party Sat., Sept. 22 at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Rose Barn, 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford. (860) 443-5378, goodsponge.com
There was a Reducers show in the mid-1990s at Yale's GPSCY Bar....
| Jul 24, 2012
| 9:27 AM
Betty Beekman is the new executive director of the National Theatre of the Deaf, now based at the Monte Cristo Cottage in New London, operated by the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford.
Beekman had been serving as interim executive director...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 8:17 PM
Ben Gazzara, who died Friday in New York at the age of 81, was an actor with a gruff voice and intense demeanor. His acting legacy, which included the films of John Cassavetes and originating the role of Brick in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway, was a...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 4:01 AM
In the midst of new plans and strategies for arts funding in the state, I'd like to suggest still another -- and it's offered gratis -- without a consulting fee attached. (No, you're welcome).
I'm calling it "5-50-500."
It would give the five Tony...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 4:31 AM
Christopher Shinn's new play "Teddy Ferrrara" will receive its world premiere in early 2013 at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.
The drama by the Wethersfield-raised playwright is described: "It's Gabe's senior year of college and his future looks bright: he...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Theresa Rebeck's new work, "The Way of Things," will receive a staged reading as part of the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford Friday, July 27 at 7:15 p.m. and Saturday, July 28 at 8:15 p.m.
| Jul 27, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Lyricist, singer and songwriter Johnny Mercer will receive a tribute in song next week at the Cabaret & Performance Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Centerin Waterford.
“AC-CENT-TCHU-ATE THE POSITIVE”, A Johnny Mercer Celebration,"...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:06 AM
PROVINCETOWN, Mass. - "Provincetown?" a Boston friend, who only summers on tony Nantucket, sniffed when I mentioned my plan to visit the artist colony and fishing port at the tip of Cape Cod. "You're not going to Provincetown. It's so tacky, so hectic....
| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:19 AM
CHICAGO - I grew up in Chicago and still go there often. But since I'm visiting my family, I rarely stay in hotels.
Friends post on Facebook about their weekends at the historic Burnham or the boutique James, the bargain Days Inn or the glitzy Wit; it...
| Aug 16, 2012
When director Frank Galati premiered "The Visit," a new musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb, at the Goodman Theatre in 2001, the legendary Chita Rivera soaked up most of the attention (although, given the timing of the production that terrible, post-Sept....