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Real Estate • Published Oct. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Real Estate Transactions for Oct. 14

Branford9 Ballou Road: Thomas and Robert Shanley to Richmond Ng and Amy Parsons-Ng, $289,000 on Sept. 165 Carle Road: Matthew Pacelli and Talia Pagan to Juhaina and Abdelmuhaimen...

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Living Features • Published Oct. 07, 2021 12:01 a.m.

World Premier Play-with-Music at Ivoryton Touches Your Heart and Your Ears

Bluegrass and Appalachian music usually aren’t my thing, but my toes were tapping while enjoying the play-with-music The Porch at Windy Hill now at Ivoryton Playhouse through...

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Living Features • Published Oct. 07, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Congrats to a Tap Dancing Mom, Tony Awards,Congrats to a Tap Dancing Mom, Tony Awards,

Broadway Baby: Not quite, but Lisa Helmi Johanson, who is currently at Ivoryton Playhouse in The Porch at Windy Hill, is a very new mom. She gave birth to her first...

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Living Features • Published Sep. 23, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Afghanistan, Tony Awards, Live Music, and More

Afghanistan on Stage: It may seem odd to have a play about Afghanistan described as a comedy, but Two Jews Walk into a War is such a play. It’s described as a...

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Living Features • Published Sep. 16, 2021 12:01 a.m.

A Universal Story of Falling In and Out of Love

Branford’s new Legacy Theatre is ending its inaugural season with The Last Five Years, a two-person musical by Jason Robert Brown through Sunday, Sept. 26.The Last Five...

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Living Features • Published Sep. 09, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Rosemary Clooney, Eclectic Music, Limiting Audiences, and More

Rosemary Clooney: Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical will be at MTC in Norwalk from Friday, Sept. 17 to Sunday, Oct. 3. The show features the songs associated with...

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Living Features • Published Aug. 26, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Stars on Stage, Monstersongs, Vaccination News, and Come From Away

Television Audience: You can be in the audience for the filming of Stars on Stage from Westport Country Playhouse, a new television series. Three shows will be filmed: on Tuesday, ...

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Living Features • Published Aug. 26, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Two Remarkable Women Share Living History in Ivoryton Playhouse’s Having Our Say

Think about all that happened in the 20th century. Two world wars, radio, television, space explorations, airplane travel, penicillin, votes for women, desegregation, and so much more.The...

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Real Estate • Published Aug. 19, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Real Estate Transactions for August 19

Branford67 Dover Court Unit D: Henglin Yan and Xingtie Nie to Mishaal and Geeta Ahuja, $126,000 on July 2739 Featherbed Lane: Martha C. Lombardi to Alexander Acunzo, $460,000 on July ...

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Living Features • Published Aug. 12, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Musicals Are Back, and Masks, Too

Broadway Requires Vaccinations: The Broadway League, the group representing producers, theater owners, and others, will require audiences to show proof of full vaccination before entering theaters ...

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Living Features • Published Aug. 12, 2021 12:01 a.m.

TheaterWorks’ Walden Shows What

Immersive Theater Is All About

It wasn’t your typical entry into a theater. After parking in the lot, we walked down a gravel road (approximately 1,000 feet) until we came into a clearing. Chairs were set up in a...

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Living Features • Published Aug. 12, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Legacy Theatre’s ‘Oedipus Rex’ Is a Rare Chance to See This Classic Tragedy

Have you ever seen a Greek tragedy? Most of us haven’t. We may have read one in high school or college, or perhaps we learned something about Aristotle’s definitions of tragedy,...

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Living Features • Published July 29, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Bold Choices and Classics in the Works

A Bold Choice: Legacy Theatre’s next production is a bold choice, a Greek tragedy. Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex will run through Sunday, Aug. 22. We may have read ...

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Living Features • Published July 22, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Murder! Music! Mayhem! Ivoryton Reopens with Murder for Two

Blending several different theatrical genres and making it all work is a challenge. Murder for Two at the newly reopened Ivoryton Playhouse combines elements of farce, murder mysteries,...

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Living Features • Published July 15, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The Rep Returns and the Masks Come Off (Mostly)

Abbreviated Yale Season: The Yale Rep will reopen in January 2022 and offer a three play season. The first show since March 2020 is a comedy Today Is My Birthday, Jan. 27 ...

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Living Features • Published July 08, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Goodspeed Celebrates Pearl Bailey, A Performer You Should Know

Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughn are all names that music aficionados know well. But how many today remember Pearl Bailey?You should, for she was a consummate entertainer, singer,...

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Living Features • Published July 01, 2021 12:01 a.m.

A Celebration, a Re-opening, Nina Simone, and More

Delayed Again: Goodspeed’s plans for South Pacific have been delayed once more, though theater officials promise it will happen. The delay is due to how large the...

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Living Features • Published June 17, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Just Desserts—A Musical Bake-OffJust Desserts—A Musical Bake-Off

Do you enjoy cooking competitions? Country fairs?Even if the answer is “No,” you will still enjoy Just Desserts—A Musical Back-Off, at Legacy Theatre through...

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Living Features • Published June 17, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Shakespeare and Sondheim This Summer,Shakespeare and Sondheim This Summer,

Shakespeare Outdoors: Playhouse on Park in West Hartford is launching the Connecticut Shakespeare Festival, which will present performances at Auerfarm in Bloomfield. This new...

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Living Features • Published June 09, 2021 07:00 a.m.

Connecticut Theaters Exploring All the Options for Summer Productions

Cole Porter wrote the lyrics, “Another Openin’, Another Show” for Kiss Me Kate, and that could be the theme song this spring and summer for Connecticut theaters....

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Living Features • Published June 03, 2021 03:41 p.m.

Reopenings, Near and Far

Reopening: Ivoryton Playhouse will reopen with a five-play season beginning with Murder for Two from Thursday, July 1 to Sunday, Aug. 1. Other shows will be announced. The show has no...

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Living Features • Published May 20, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Big News on Broadway! And What You Can Watch Now

Broadway Is Reopening! The big news is that Broadway is planning its reopening. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Broadway shows can open at full capacity on Sept. 14...

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Living Features • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Legacy Theatre Off to a Rousing Start

The brand new Legacy Theatre in Branford opened with a production of the first big Neil Simon hit, Barefoot in the Park, which runs through Sunday, May 23.The combination of a...

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Living Features • Published May 06, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Goodspeed Kids Company, Celebrating Broadway, a Benefit, and More

Summer for Kids: Goodspeed Musicals is offering a series of classes this summer as part of its Kids Company, all virtual. Schools can take advantage of the Goodspeed Classroom...

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Living Features • Published April 29, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Tru, Arts and Ideas, and Theaters’ 2021 Plans Aren’t Purely Virtual

Shubert Leadership: The Shubert Theater in New Haven, which is formally known as CAPA-CT, has named Anthony McDonald as its new executive director. McDonald has extensive...

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