BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

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BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Connecticut in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

Kim Zimmer, Guiding Light's Reva Shayne, Stars in CRT's Odysseus D.O.A.


Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present the regional premiere of Stephen Svoboda's Odysseus D.O.A. starring Kim Zimmer, February 23 - March 4, 2012 in the Nafe Katter Theatre, Storrs. For tic... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM Is a Touching Musical at Spirit of Broadway


The new musical THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM at Spirit of Broadway Theater is a poignant trip to the potty.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

Goodspeed Opera House Announces Complete 2012 Season Offers & Events


Goodspeed Musicals, under the leadership of Executive Director Michael P. Price, has announced the 2012 musical season at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn.... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

MARY POPPINS Opens The Bushnell's 2012-2013 Broadway Series Season


The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts announced today its 2012-2013 Broadway Series.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW ReviewsL Little Theatre of Manchester's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR Emits Chuckles through March 4


LTM's take on Neil Simon's memory play is not always 'Your Show of Shows.'... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: ODYSSEUS D.O.A. Sets Sail at Connecticut Repertory Theatre


Stephen Svoboda's AIDS-era take on 'The Odyssey' is an epic and intimate journey.... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

Liza Minnelli to Perform at The Stamford Center's Palace Gala, 3/30


Tony Award winner Liza Minnelli will perform at The Stamford Center for the Arts and Palace Theatre's 3rd Annual Palace Gala on Friday, March 30 at 8pm. She will also be honored with the Arts Legacy A... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

Connecticut Repertory Theatre's THE WINTER'S TALE Arrives in Time for Spring Through April 1


Round #1 of 'The Winter's Tale' smackdown: UConn's CRT vs. Yale Rep.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

Warner Theatre Presents Premiere of LIBERTY, 6/20-7/14


The Warner Theatre (John Bonanni, Executive Director) by special arrangement with Theresa Wozunk will present the world premiere of LIBERTY A Monumental New Musical- with book and lyrics by Dana Lesli... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: CRT's SPRING AWAKENING Comes in Like a Lamb


Connecticut Repertory Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING does not totally rock, but it's not totally f**ked, either.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

Little Theatre of Manchester's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF sizzles and simmers


Tennessee Williams' 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winner manages to set the roof on fire, but needs a little more heat.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: ETC's COURT MARTIAL AT FORT DEVENS Makes Its Case


Jeffrey Sweet's military drama casts a spotlight on racism during World War II.... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

'Long Island Medium' Theresa Caputo Comes to the Palace Theatre, 8/11


Theresa Caputo will share her story, answer audience questions, and conduct readings with the audience on Saturday, August 11th at 3pm at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, CT. Tickets go on-sale Friday... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Spirit of Broadway's NUMBER THE STARS a Child's Eye View of World War II


Sean Hartley counts on Lois Lowry's NUMBER THE STARS at Spirit of Broadway... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

Terrence Mann Leads Connecticut Rep's MAN OF LA MANCHA, 6/7-16


Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) launches its 2012 Nutmeg Summer Series with Man of La Mancha, running June 7 - 16 in the intimate Harriett S. Jorgensen Theatre (lower Jorgensen Auditorium) on the ... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

Louis C.K. Plays the Bushnell, 11/8


Emmy Award and Grammy Award winning comedian Louis C.K. - creator, executive producer, director, editor, and star of FX Network's critically acclaimed series Louie - will perform a special engagement,... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

CT Free Shakespeare Presents Romeo & Juliet, 7/13-8/5


William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet will be performed under the stars this summer at three unique venues in Bridgeport and Stratford: The Peacock Pavilion at CT's Beardsley Zoo, historic McLevy Gre... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: LTM's VAGINA MONOLOGUES is Thigh-Opening


Little Theatre of Manchester reminds us why it is worth poking around THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES.... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: James Snyder in Goodspeed's CAROUSEL


There's a moment in the current production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's CAROUSEL at Connecticut's Goodspeed Opera House where James Snyder steps onto the dock which is constructed over the orchestra p... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals for Goodspeed's CAROUSEL


Goodspeed Musicals presents Carousel to the main stage, now playing through September 23 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Carousel and will celebrate an official opening night on Aug... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Weigh Anchor for CRT's Mighty PIRATES OF PENZANCE


CRT's PIRATES OF PENZANCE anything but a dead man's chest!... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: LTM MUSIC REVUE Floats Along on Choppy Seas


Little Theatre of Manchester's Musical Revue proves that the third time's not always the charm.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Opens at Tri-Arts Sharon Playhouse, 8/9


The Litchfield hills are alive as TriArts Sharon Playhouse continues its 2012 season with the heartwarming family classic, The Sound of Music. Directed and choreographed by Gary John La Rosa, with mus... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

Ridgefield Theater Barn Presents SPRING AWAKENING, 9/7-10/6


The Ridgefield Theater Barn is thrilled to present Spring Awakening, book & lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik, presented through special arrangement by Music Theatre International, as the ... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Jon Robin Baitz Creates a HEDDA for All the Ages at Hartford Stage


Times have changed, but Hedda's frustration still rings true in a contemporary society where political headlines about a "war on women" and protests that decisions on women's reproductive rights are m... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

Roxanna Hope Stars in HEDDA GABLER at Hartford Stage, Now thru Sept 23


Hartford Stage, under the leadership of Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts, presents Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, the season opener of the Tony Award-winning theatre's 49th... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

Sea Tea Improv Announces 'Beginners' 'Character' and 'Second Beat' Fall 2012 Classes


As part of its educational offerings, Sea Tea Improv will be teaching two levels of improv courses to the public this fall. For the first time, this swift-growing professional theater company will be ... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

Shakespeare on the Sound Seeks $17,500 for Anti-Bullying Program, 'Speaking Daggers'


Shakespeare on the Sound, a non-profit committed to producing free, professional open-air productions of the plays of William Shakespeare and offering year-round educational programming for the commun... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

Under The Streetlamp To Remember Romance, Romp and Radio in BEST CABARET, 10/27


Under the Streetlamp, which sprung up among four lead singers who toured nationally with the Tony-winning JERSEY BOYS, is all about a single, simple shared experience of popular music on the radio. Yo... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

Pantochino Opens THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED in New Haven, 10/5


Pantochino Productions Inc. will present Douglas Carter Beane's deliciously biting comedy, "The Little Dog Laughed" opening October 5 at Arts Hall, 55 Audubon Street in New Haven. The acclaimed play m... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

Hartford Stage Launches Community Survey; Win Tickets to Broadway's BOOK OF MORMON


Through November 21, Hartford Stage is conducting an on-line survey inviting Connecticut and metropolitan area residents to share their opinions about the performing arts in the Greater Hartford regio... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

Sherman Chamber Ensemble at St. Andrew's Church Present Messiah Sing-In, 11/30


Sherman Chamber Ensemble (SCE) and Music in the Nave at St. Andrew;'s Church present a performance and sing-in of Handel's Messiah (Christmas portion). Come to participate in chorus sections, or just ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

Ridgefield Theater Barn To Present Shanley's ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION, 11/16 - 12/8


The Ridgefield Theater Barn is thrilled to present ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION by John Patrick Shanley. The production, directed by Sherry Asch and produced by Cheryl Boyd, will be presented Frida... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

American Opera Triptych, HONK and More Set for the Hartt School, Dec 2012


The Hartt School presents a variety of music, dance, and theatre performances this December, many of which are free, and all are open to the public.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

The Eighth Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Artists Will Take Place January 18-20


The Eighth Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Artists, produced by Goodspeed Musicals' Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre, kicks off its tremendously popular three day festival of bra... (read more...)
BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012

Ridgefield Theater Barn Presents WORD AROUND TOWN Evening of Poetry, 12/16


The Ridgefield Theater Barn will present Word Around Town: An Evening of Original Poetry on Sunday December 16th at 7pm.... (read more...)

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