Ivoryton Playhouse Announces 2019 Season

The 2019 Ivoryton Playhouse season opens on March 20, 2019. For tickets and information, visit www.ivorytonplayhouse.org or call (860) 767-7318. BURT & ME Book by Larry McKenna, Lyrics by Hal David, Music by Burt Bacharach Wednesday, March 20th – Sunday, April 7, 2019 If you fell in love to the music of Burt Bacharach, then you won’t want to miss this nostalgic romantic musical comedy. Joe and Lacey were high school sweethearts who drifted apart when they attended different colleges after graduation. Years later, their paths cross again as Joe devises a clever plan to win Lacey back… with the… read more

“In the Heights” to Open 2019 Westport Season

Westport Country Playhouse announces its upcoming 2019 season, featuring five productions, playing April 23 through November 23, under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos. The Connecticut professional theater’s lineup includes two musicals, two dramas, and a comedy. 2019 season tickets are now on sale. Single tickets for 2019 productions will go on sale in March. “I am happy to announce our first show of the season will be ‘Hamilton’ creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights,’ winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score,” said Lamos. “With an infectious score featuring a blend of hip-hop, salsa, merengue, and… read more

“In the Heights” to Open 2019 Westport Season

Westport Country Playhouse announces its upcoming 2019 season, featuring five productions, playing April 23 through November 23, under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos. The Connecticut professional theater’s lineup includes two musicals, two dramas, and a comedy. 2019 season tickets are now on sale. Single tickets for 2019 productions will go on sale in March. “I am happy to announce our first show of the season will be ‘Hamilton’ creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights,’ winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score,” said Lamos. “With an infectious score featuring a blend of hip-hop, salsa, merengue, and… read more

CT Critics Circle Facebook Page

The Connecticut Critics Circle has a new Facebook page. The CCC Twitter account became live in January of 2018.   The Connecticut Critics Circle Facebook page is an easy online spot to see links to all of the current reviews written by the members of the CCC. Links to reviews that appear on the CCC website are posted, as well as links to reviews that appear on other sites. Recent posts include an introduction to the 27 members of the CCC with photos, as well as some Connecticut theater news and photos. Stuart Brown, CCC President and member since 2012,… read more

“Presidents & Broadway” Radio Program

To celebrate the arrival of the national tour of Hamilton at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts (December 11 – 30), the Broadway music radio program, “On Broadway,” will feature an all-Presidential themed show on Sunday, December 9 from 5:30-6:30pm on WRTC-FM, 89.3. The program can also be heard online at www.wrtcfm.com. “Alexander Hamilton may not have reached the Presidency,” said long time host Stuart Brown, “but a number of characters in the musical Hamilton such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe did ascend to our nation’s highest office.” “The most well-known Presidential musical is probably 1776,… read more

Yale Cabaret Celebrates 50 Years of Bold Theater

New Haven’s Yale Cabaret is a gift to the theater community and has been offering inspired and challenging works for over five decades. With a goal of eighteen shows this school year, overseen by co-artistic directors Latiana “LT” Gourzong and Molly FitzMaurice and managing director Armando Huipe, Cab 51 promises, according to the playbill, to “cultivate surprise, embrace divergence, practice compassion and share joy.” Tucked in a flexible downstairs space on the Yale campus, at 217 Park Street, students from the Yale School of Drama shine a spotlight on work composed by colleagues, find plays that invite presentation or adapt… read more

Connecticut Holiday Shows

The festive season is just about upon us and many Connecticut theaters are readying their seasonal offerings. Below is a list of what is in store for area audiences. The Christmas Elf 2 Downtown Cabaret – Bridgeport, CT https://dtcab.com/show/christmas-elf-2/ November 10 – December 29 It’s that time of year again for Santa to call on everyone’s favorite elves and their toy friends to bring holiday joy to boys and girls all over the world, but this Christmas is about more than presents and carols. With new adventures and new challenges, our hero must enlist all the help he can get… read more

Goodspeed Announces 2019 Season

The Goodspeed Opera House announced their 2019 season, which, according to Michael Gennaro, Goodspeed’s Executive Director, will include “a beloved classic, a heartwarming new musical and a dance-filled tale of triumph.” The three productions are Meredith Willson’s The Music Man which will run April 12 – June 16; followed by a heartwarming new musical Because of Winn Dixie featuring book and lyrics by Nell Benjamin and music by Duncan Sheik and based on the award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo which will run from June 28 – September 1; closing the season will be The Goodspeed production of Billy Elliot –… read more

Theaterworks to Stage Two Shows at Wadsworth Atheneum

Theaterworks will perform 2 full productions this season at the Wadsworth Atheneum. The theater company anticipates being off-site for the latter part of the 2018 – 2019 season due to previously announced renovations to City Arts on Pearl, its home at 233 Pearl Street in downtown Hartford. Actually by Anna Zeigler (May 23 – June 23, 2019) and Fully Committed by Becky Mode ( August 1- September 1) will both be performed in the Wadsworth theater. Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director, said “ We are so excited to partner with the Wadsworth Atheneum. Tom (Tom Loughman, Director and CEO of… read more

Michael O’Flaherty Named Recipient of 2018 Tom Killen Award

Michael O’Flaherty has been the man behind the music — and baton, too. Entering his 27th season as Goodspeed’s resident music director, O’Flaherty has guided more than 100 shows at the East Haddam and Chester theaters, several of them (“By Jeeves,” “Gentleman Prefer Blondes”) to Broadway. He’s also a key figure behind the Festival of New Musicals, as well as the composer for a new locally-rooted show: “A Connecticut Christmas Carol.” His expertise also goes well beyond Goodspeed, being the musical supervisor for productions at Paper Mill Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Ford’s Theatre, the Kennedy Center, and… read more