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Living Features • Published Feb. 25, 2021 12:01 a.m.
Another Loss, Shakespeare, Financial Challenges, and More
Another Loss: Christopher Plummer is the latest death of a major theatrical stars keep piling up. Plummer, a longtime Connecticut resident, died at 91. His career spanned film,...
Living Features • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.
Missing the Greats, Looking to the Future, Legacy Theatre on Track, and More
Theater Loses Great Performers: In the last two weeks, theater (as well as film and television) lost three terrific performers. While they were all elderly, they will be missed....
Living Features • Published Jan. 28, 2021 12:01 a.m.
Good News, Changes at Goodspeed, Plays in Development, and More
Good News: Everyone involved in theater and the performing arts were heartened when Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the renowned scientist and immunologist serving as the director of the...
Living Features • Published Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.
State Grants for the Arts, Save Our Stages, and More
Early Christmas Gifts: Christmas came early for many Connecticut theaters when in late December Governor Ned Lamont announced $9 million in grants to state arts organization...
Living Features • Published Dec. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.
A Community Carol, Re-imagined Dance, A Very Ella Christmas, and More
Hartford Stage: The popular version of A Christmas Carol that sells out at Hartford Stage was canceled, but through Monday, Dec. 21, A Community Carol will...
Living Features • Published Dec. 03, 2020 12:01 a.m.
A Classic Story on the Radio, Holiday Laughs, A Classic Story on the Radio, Holiday Laughs,
A Radio Play on Stage: You may have seen the move It’s a Wonderful Live many times, but have you seen the live radio play? You should. MTC in Norwalk is presenting ...
Living Features • Published Nov. 25, 2020 07:00 a.m.
By Sofa, by Car, or Outdoors in the Fresh Air, Here’s How to Have a Happy Holiday
Sofa?Car?Or outdoors, socially-distanced?These are the options for enjoying holiday entertainment and attractions in Connecticut and New York City.All of us have our...
Living Features • Published Nov. 19, 2020 12:01 a.m.
A Thanksgiving Tradition, A Classic Film,
An Immigrant’s Story, and More
A Thanksgiving Weekend Tradition: It’s not theater, but a Connecticut tradition will continue, though in a different form. Orchestra New England (ONE), based in New Haven, has for 40 years...
Living Features • Published Nov. 05, 2020 12:01 a.m.
A Gala, a Series, and a Lot of Online Opportunities
Virtual Benefit: Branford’s new Legacy Theatre is holding a virtual gala, A Day at the Theatre, on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. The entertainment sounds great and includes...
Living Features • Published Oct. 22, 2020 12:01 a.m.
The Everyday Banality of Destablizing Democracy; Bobby’s Last Crusade; a Play Reading Club; and More
Collaborative Work: It’s billed as a “workplace” comedy but Russian Troll Farm next up at TheaterWorks also seems very timely. According to press...
Living Features • Published Oct. 07, 2020 07:00 a.m.
Living Features • Published Oct. 08, 2020 12:01 a.m.
One Night Only, Men in Boats, No Fancy Dress Required, More West Side Story
One Night Only: Goodspeed is partnering with arts organizations around the country to present a virtual concert event. Get Happy: Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland, streams live ...
Living Features • Published Sep. 24, 2020 12:01 a.m.
Shakespeare’s Scariest, a Little Irish, Cabaret, Viva Broadway, and More
Helping Halloween: Elm Shakespeare Company is offering teens a way to enjoy the scary season of Halloween safely. It’s with the Teen Troup, which has teens working with...
Living Features • Published Sep. 10, 2020 12:01 a.m.
Concerts by the River, More Approvals,Concerts by the River, More Approvals,
Concerts by the River: Goodspeed by the River Concerts will continue at least through Sunday, Sept. 27. David Lutken, who starred in the production of The Will Rogers...
Living Features • Published Aug. 13, 2020 12:01 a.m.
Theater Community Remains Active Despite COVID Cancellations
Hartford Stage Update: Good and bad news. The bad news first: the theater has postponed/canceled all 2020-’21 productions through June including A Christmas Carol. ...
Living Features • Published July 30, 2020 12:01 a.m.
Living Features • Published July 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.
Honoring Achievements in an Abbreviated Theater Season
Outstanding Achievement: The Connecticut Critics Circle has presented outstanding achievements awards for the 2019-’20 season. Rather than do the usual nominations and selection of winners, ...
Living Features • Published July 02, 2020 12:01 a.m.
Living Features • Published June 18, 2020 12:01 a.m.
Online Summer Camps, Reimagining, and Looking Forward to Next Year
Next Year: Ivoryton Playhouse has canceled its 2020 season. They hope the lights will be back on in 2021.Shubert: The Shubert in New Haven is looking ahead ...
Living Features • Published June 04, 2020 12:01 a.m.
Balancing Heart, Humanity, Humor at TheatreWorks; Another Cancellation; Instead of the Tony Awards: and More
TheaterWorks Season: Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero announced a 2020-’21 season for TheaterWorks in Hartford, though no dates were attached. As he said, “I have...
Living Features • Published May 20, 2020 07:00 a.m.
Living Features • Published May 20, 2020 07:00 a.m.
Arts Organizations Look to Future, Make Plans to Reconnect
“We will survive.”That is the consensus among leaders of six of Connecticut’s major arts organizations.Elaine C. Carroll, chief executive officer of the New...
Living Features • Published May 07, 2020 12:01 a.m.
Living Features • Published May 06, 2020 07:00 a.m.