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NEW YORK — A man in a Manhattan rehearsal room asks a young boy a question: "No soccer game this week?" A look crosses the kid's face. You can read love, loneliness, contempt. "It's not soccer season anymore, Dad." Chastened, the man talks of...
That actor you're watching onstage tonight? He or she might well have skin in the game. And I speak not just of art or hunger for applause. I talk of cold, hard cash. One of the more interesting and perhaps lesser noticed changes in show business...
A Tony nominee, a former Elphaba in Broadway's "Wicked" and a one-time Mouseketeer are among the acts booked for the 11th Orlando Cabaret Festival. Mad Cow Theatre presents the annual mix of music and comedy, which will run April 25-May 12 at the...
As someone who loved the 2000 movie "Billy Elliot," I had doubts that it could be turned into a stage musical. I figured too much of the gritty mining town atmosphere of the original would be lost, for a start. And I was suspicious that the many...
Tags: Dance, Elton John, Movies, Entertainment, Arts and Culture
An international blockbuster arrives in Chicago next week, a production that has played for months to capacity houses and has broken box office records. Already, it has been seen by more than a million theatergoers. Stop already, you say. Everybody...
In 2000, the British film "Billy Elliot" generated a flurry of admiration on both sides of the Atlantic. Something about this story of an 11-year-old boy, who decides to study ballet even as it makes him a major oddity in his northern England mining town,...
Hartford CourantJeff Kready, who played the lovably square Mr. Snow in Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Carousel" at the Goodspeed Opera House, will play Crumpet, the cynical Macy's Elf in "The Santaland Diaries," the statge adaptation of David Sedaris' comic holiday essays....
NEW YORK - The New 42nd Street Studios, where many Broadway musicals rehearse, are full of drama. Once at this very address, a hung-over Billy Joel spilled coffee all over a furious Twyla Tharp's sacred dance floor. And if, some warm September Saturday,...
Tags: Dance, Poetry, Stark Sands, Once (musical), United Kingdom
Hartford CourantLiz Pearce is featured in the cast of the revival of the musical comedy "Something's Afoot" at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam Oct. 5 to Dec. 9. Pearce's Broadway credits include "Billy Elliot" and her Goodspeed credits include "City of Angels,"...
VarietyAfter weeks of rain, the clear blue skies over London reflect the city's distinctly upbeat mood as it prepares for today's Olympics' Opening Ceremonies. On the streets media crews from around the world are gearing up as tens of thousands of journalists...
Hartford CourantThere's a great amount of affection among Connecticut theater-goers and the musical "Annie." After all, the hit musical that drew thousands of little girls to the theater since the '70s, had its world premiere at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam....
Hartford CourantTeal Wicks and James Snyder will star as Julie Jordan and Billy Bigelow in Goodspeed Opera House’s production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Carousel.” Rob Ruggiero ("1776," "Big River,"Show Boat," "Camelot") will stage the musical...
Tags: East Haddam, Wicked (musical), Entertainment, Haddam, Theater
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