| Feb 5, 2012
| 4:35 AM
Watching the first four episodes of the much-hyped TV series “Smash,” one may ask, “Whose Broadway is it anyway?”
Theater geeks and chat room obsessives will no doubt have lots to celebrate and carp about as the 15 episodes roll...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Jamal Shuriah, a Hartt School grad, will be in the ensemble of the international tour of Green Day's "American Idiot" when it comes to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford Feb. 26 to March 3.
Alex Nee will star as Johnny, along with...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:25 PM
The show: "Sequence Eight" at the Shubert Theater in New Haven, part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas
What makes it special?: The same hip, easy-going-yet-kinetic, hanging-out spirit that the Montreal-based Les 7 Doigts de la Main...
| Apr 7, 2013
Would the story of the Goodspeed Opera House make a good musical?
The thought occurred to me while I was interviewing Michael Price, who's been with the Victorian theater on the Connecticut River in East Haddam for 46 of its 50 years. During lunch at...
| Feb 28, 2013
The show: The national tour of “American Idiot” at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
First impressions: The operative expression for musical based on Green Day's 2004 pop-punk album “American Idiot” is...
| Mar 10, 2013
In our first interview in the 1990s, Valerie Harper described the character of Rhoda Morgenstern —sidekick on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and star of the spinoff "Rhoda" — as "the brash New Yorker who says the unsayable."
The same can be...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Bargain alert! 25 orchestra pit seats will be available for all performances of the national tour of "American Idiot"'s run at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford at a discount.
The run plays Tuesday, Feb. 26 to 3.
| Jun 11, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Did you like "Once" when you saw it once, twice, thrice on Sunday night's Tony Awards? Or how about "Bring It On!" Or "Mamma Mia!
Then get ready for the 2013-14 Broadway series of New Haven's Shubert Theater, which will be celebrating its 99th year....
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:45 AM
It's about sharing the experience.
That's what Mary Lou Aleski, executive director of New Haven's 18th annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas that begins Saturday, June 15, has found in data of who comes — and why— to the annual two-...
| Jun 16, 2013
"Stuck Elevator" began in 2005 when Bryon Au Yong began following news stories about a Chinese restaurant deliveryman from the Happy Dragon who disappeared after dropping off an order of curried shrimp and fried rice in the Bronx.
Co-workers found his...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Bryan Welnicki of Manchester is playing the romantic role of Lucas in the non-Equity touring edition of the musical "The Addams Family" musical which will play the Shubert Theater in New Haven Feb. 1 to 3.
Welnicki, 23, was a regular in the area theater...