| Mar 18, 2009
When they got together at the Beverly Hills Hotel in August 1955, their legs dipping in the pool, Arthur Laurents and Leonard Bernstein were wrestling with a problem 3,000 miles away: They were trying to recast the "Romeo and Juliet" story for a modern-...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Selfies, status updates, tweets. Oversharing's the thing these days, and we'd all better get used to it.
If you nabbed the recent Southern Music Issue of The Oxford American, however, you're privy to the best kind. The cover story, "Long Way Home,"...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:35 PM
My kids have zero interest in Rudolph. Frosty is too old school. And it would take an act of God to get them to sit still for Miracle on 34th Street. But put Will Ferrell in tights on the TV and, suddenly, it’s Christmas at my house.
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:26 PM
The Palace Theater in Waterbury has a touring coup.
The national tour of the hit and family-centric musical “Newsies” will play the Connecticut theater in October. Specific dates have not been finalized. The engagement is prior to the show&...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:48 PM
At one point in "Elf the Musical," the Christmas-themed Broadway show adapted in 2010 from the hit 2003 Will Ferrell movie, a lonely, cynical urbanite named Jovie observes that any single girl in New York who is going out on a lot of dates should reduce...
| Nov 22, 2013
The season of good will? Already? What happened to the last year? Ah, the days may spin faster, but our On the Town guide to holiday stage entertainment is as reliable as Christmas pudding.
In some ways, the landscape of holiday entertainment is a...
| Nov 24, 2013
Three to see
“A Christmas Carol” at Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. (goodmantheatre.org), through Dec. 28. $25-$83.
Joffrey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” at Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway. (auditoriumtheatre....
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Eastern Connecticut Ballet's "The Nutcracker" is Dec. 14, 1:30 and 7 p.m. and Dec. 15, 1:30 p.m. at the Garden Arts Center in New London. The show includes live music from the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra and performers from the New York City...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Tony Orlando's Great American Christmas show is Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., at the Palace Theatre, 100 E. Main St., Waterbury. Tickets are $75 and $45. Information: 203-346-2000, http://www.palacetheaterct.org
The New Haven Symphony Orchestra performs Benjamin...
| Nov 13, 2013
When singer/pianist Freddy Cole, one of today's premier practitioners of American Songbook material, was in high school in Chicago in the late 1940s, he was a sensational running back and linebacker with a shot at a pro-football career. He was also a...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:59 AM
Three members of legendary rock group The Rascals — Eddie Brigati, Gene Cornish and Dino Danelli — sat down with theater critic Chris Jones on Wednesday to discuss their new show "Once Upon A Dream Starring The Rascals," which currently...