| May 6, 2012
Louise Pitre is getting verklempt as she talks about what she will be wearing as the sophisticated, glamorous Mame Dennis in the Goodspeed Opera House revival of the musical "Mame."
She wore '70s bell-bottomed jumpsuits when she starred in the ABBA-...
| May 10, 2012
| 11:43 AM
The show: The musical "Mame" at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam.
First impressions: Everyone should have an Auntie Mame in their lives. She's a beguiling, bedazzling life coach of wit, warmth and sophistication. Such was the character Patrick...
| May 23, 2012
| 8:26 AM
Donald Pippin, the original music director for the Broadway production of "Mame" will offer his multi-media memoirs presentation for Goodspeed Musical members on Friday, June 8.
Pippin has worked on some of the greatest hits in musical theater as a...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 8:55 PM
Mamma, mia! Goodspeed Musicals got its Mame.
Louise Pitre, best known as the Tony Award-nominated lead in the Broadway smash "Mamma Mia," will play the title role in the revival of "Mame," slated to play the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam April...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:29 PM
"I am what I am, I don't want praise, I don't want pity
I bang my own drum; some think it's noise, I think it's pretty
And so what if I love each sparkle and each bangle
Why not try to see things from a different angle
Your life is a sham 'til you can...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Goodspeed's "Mame" has got its Vera.
Broadway veteran Judith Blazer will portray the acid-tongued Vera Charles in the Jerry Herman musical which plays at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Previews start April 20 with the opening set for May...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 1:45 PM
The beauty of "La Cage aux Folles" has always been the fact that under the feathers and sequins, this was a musical that had a lot of heart: In the love of Georges for flamboyant Albin, in the love of Albin for the boy he helped raise, Jean-Michel.
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:25 PM
The musical "La Cage aux Folles" has quite a pedigree. Born as a French movie in 1973, it was Americanized and set to music on stage a decade later, then morphed into a "straight" movie comedy called "The Bird Cage" in 1996 with uber-comics Robin Williams...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Kristin Chenoweth, who is to receive the Goodspeed Award for outstanding contribution to musical theater, will not be attending Saturday's gala fund-raising event for Goodspeed Musicals.
A Goodspeed spokesman says the Chenoweth (Broadway's "Wicked,"...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Barbara Beckley, pencil thin and fiercely emphatic, sits in an armchair in the living room-style lobby of the Colony Theatre in Burbank. Sounds from the stage indicate that rehearsals are underway for the second show of the Colony's 38th season: the...
| Sep 7, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Lady O is getting the big prize: Oprah Winfrey is a recipient this year of the Kennedy Center Honors. What do you say to that? The other winners are Paul McCartney, country legend Merle Haggard, Broadway composer Jerry Herman (“Hello, Dolly!”...