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Goodspeed Opera House (East Haddam, CT)
PO Box A, 6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423

Schedule

Wednesdays & Thursdays 2:00pm & 7:30 pm
Fridays 8:00 pm
Saturdays 3:00 & 8:00 pm
Sundays 2:00 & 6:30 pm

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Come along for the madcap adventures of Auntie Mame and her adoring nephew. Surrounded by an eccentric cast of characters, she celebrates the Roaring 20s, overcomes tragedy and sails through life without missing a fad or a dance step. Jerry Hermanís delightful score is packed with favorites ďBosom Buddies,Ē ďWe Need a Little ChristmasĒ and more. Brimming with optimism and zest, Mame will keep you laughing while warming your heart!




Feinstein's at the Nikko to Launch 'Musicals in Concert' Series with HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

This summer, Feinstein's at the Nikko will present concert productions of two classic Jerry Herman musicals -- Hello, Dolly! and Mame -- as part of their new "Musicals in Concert" series. (more...)

THE BIG HOT MESS Comes to DIVAfest
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

THE BIG HOT MESS, written and performed by Catherine Debon and featuring Kevin Copps as the Boss and voiceover by Owen Walker, will be directed by Amanda Ortmayer as part of DIVAfest this June. (more...)

Photo Flash: Angela Lansbury & More Celebrate MAME's 50th Anniversary at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

'Mame', starring Angela Lansbury opened on Broadway 50 years ago! Last evening Thursday, May 26th, members of that company gathered for a 50th Anniversary Celebration at Sardi's. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY Begins 6/4 at Light Opera Works
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Lerner and Loewe's Broadway classic MY FAIR LADY, with 28-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 4 through 12. (more...)

Angela Lansbury & More Celebrate MAME's 50th Anniversary at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

'Mame', starring Angela Lansbury opened on Broadway 50 years ago! Last evening Thursday, May 26th, members of that company gathered for a 50th Anniversary Celebration at Sardi's. (more...)

VIDEO: MAME's 1983 Young Patrick, Rosh Lowe, Honors Angela Lansbury at Sardi's
by Michael Dale - May 27, 2016

The young star who made his Broadway debut opposite the great theatre legend is now a television news reporter. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/25/16- Leslie Uggams
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2016

Happy Birthday Leslie Uggams! Uggams starred in Hallelujah, Baby!, which premiered on Broadway in 1967, and won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a musical. She appeared on Broadway in the revue Blues in the Night in 1982 and in the musical revue of the works of Jerry Herman, Jerry's Girls in 1985. Later Broadway roles include Muzzy in Thoroughly Modern Millie (2003 - 2004) and Ethel Thayer in On Golden Pond at the Kennedy Center in 2004 and on Broadway at the Cort Theatre in 2005. In 2001 she appeared in the August Wilson play King Hedley II, receiving a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Host Princess Breakfast 2016, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Way Off Broadway has announced that it is once again time for all of the young princesses in the land and their families to come together for this year's Princess Breakfast, The Fairytale Forest Fashion Show. This special family event will be held on Saturday morning, August 13th beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Bobby Smith Transform Into Zaza for Signature Theatre's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2016

Signature Theatre will soon stage La Cage aux Folles, directed and choreographed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner. With an iconic score by Jerry Herman(Hello, Dolly; Mame), featuring 'I Am What I Am' and 'The Best of Times,' and a book by Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots, Newsies), this musical comedy will run from May 31 - July 10 inSignature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

Bobby Smith & Brent Barrett to Lead Signature Theatre's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of La Cage aux Folles directed and choreographed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek. Deathtrap runs June 9 - August 14, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Bay Area Playwrights Festival Opens in July
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Playwrights Foundation's 39th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) will open July 15, 2016 featuring staged readings of six acutely original, new works reflectin contemporary issues from the South/North Korean divide to institutionalized racial oppression. The plays are united by the struggles the mostly young protagonists grapple with, and by each emerging playwright's highly imaginative and poetic approach. (more...)

freeFall Announces Cast of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

?freeFall's upcoming production of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA opens June 18 and runs through July 17. This lush, deeply romantic contemporary musical follows Margaret and her daughter Clara on their visit to Florence in the summer of 1953. A chance meeting between Clara and a handsome young Florentine sets both of their hearts ablaze. As Margaret attempts to shield their daughter from the outside world we become aware that all is not as it seems, and we are left to ponder the nature of love, desire, regret, and ultimately the beauty of life. (more...)

Tony Winner Christine Baranski to Lead GOOD WIFE Spinoff on CBS
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Christine Baranski will lead a new spinoff series of CBS's acclaimed drama THE GOOD WIFE, which ended its seven-season run on May 8th (more...)

2016 Bay Area Playwrights Festival to be Held in July
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Playwrights Foundation's 39th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) will open July 15, 2016 featuring staged readings of six intensely original new works reflecting contemporary issues from the South/North Korean divide to institutionalized racial oppression. The plays are united by the struggles the mostly young protagonists grapple with, and by each emerging playwright's highly imaginative and poetic approach. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Open 30th Season with Midwestern Premiere of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Direct from Broadway and in its Mid-Western premiere, the refreshingly modern romantic comedy, It Shoulda Been You launches STAGES St. Louis' celebratory 30th Anniversary Season. This hilarious and heartwarming new musical about a madcap wedding celebration will run June 3rd - July 3rd at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE GLORIOUS OLD TIME MUSIC HALL at Limelight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

A MIXTURE of song, dance, comedy, variety acts and audience participation is taking over Limelight Theatre this June. Directed by Shelley McGinn, The Glorious Old Time Music Hall is a celebration of British musical theatre - similar to American vaudeville, it started in the 1850s and was popular for the next 100 years. (more...)

Kathy Halenda to Pay Tribute to Judy Garland & Bette Midler at Richmond Triangle Players Theater, 5/20-21
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

SOMEWHERE OVER THE ROSE, singer and cabaret artist Kathy Halenda's tribute to the songs, lives and iconic talents of Judy Garland and Bette Midler, will play for two performances only on May 20 and 21, 2016 at Richmond Triangle Players theater in Scott's Addition.  Performances are at 8 pm. (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Present ELLIS ISLAND at The Grand Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

?Pushcart Players, New Jersey's renowned touring theater for young audiences presents "Ellis Island: Gateway to America" at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington, DE on Wednesday, March 6 at 9:30 am and 12:00 noon. (more...)

BWW Cabaret Conversation: 2016 MAC Award Winner MEG FLATHER Is Always Looking For the Lessons In An Unconventional Career
by Remy Block - Mar 30, 2016

In her latest intimate and in-depth conversation with a New York cabaret star, BWW reviewer/writer Remy Block learns more about veteran singer/performer Meg Flather, who has just won a 2016 MAC Award for Best Original Song and is currently performing a critically acclaimed show PORTRAITS at Don't Tell Mama. (more...)

BWW Interview: Charles Busch Recaptures 'That Raffish, Anything Goes Feeling' With CLEOPATRA
by Michael Dale - Mar 26, 2016

The great playwright and drag artist recalls his early days at Alphabet City's Limbo Lounge. (more...)

BWW Review: NANA'S NAUGHTY KNICKERS Is Back Home at Rainbow
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 25, 2016

Katy DiSavino's first play, one of the funniest around, is back where it was first staged, at the DiSavinos' home base, Rainbow's Comedy Playhouse. Prepare to be entertained. (more...)

BWW Review: A Romp through the Golden Age of Broadway with SHOWTUNE! at Winter Park Playhouse
by Kimberly Moy - Mar 21, 2016

The music of legendary Broadway composer Jerry Herman comes together in Winter Park Playhouse's revue, SHOWTUNE. This musical journey showcases what Winter Park Playhouse does best, bringing quality musical theater performance in its simplest form to audiences who appreciate great music. Combining all of Herman's greatest hits, SHOWTUNE delights and takes audiences on a journey throughout musical history. (more...)

Patrick Rinn's I NEVER PROMISED YOU...ROSE GARDEN Set for The Triad This April
by Louisa Brady - Mar 20, 2016

This April, Patrick Rinn (HBO's "Angels in America") will debut his one-man show. "I NEVER PROMISED YOU ¬Ö ROSE GARDEN" at NYC's famed Stage 72 at the Triad Theatre (158 W. 72nd St.) for four performances only. (more...)

The Friday 5: Nashville Rep's CHICAGO
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 18, 2016

Nashville Repertory Theatre's unveils its production of the Kander and Ebb classic Chicago this weekend, as Music City is transformed into the Windy City - well, the Andrew Johnson Theatre at TPAC will be, at least - for a three week run of the show that asks the musical question "What price fame?" (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress AMY TOLSKY Talks About BABY OH BABY at the Whitefire
by Don Grigware - Mar 18, 2016

AMY TOLSKY is a popular character actress currently working in theatre, film and television. Her credits include Regional Theatre: South Coast Repertory. L.A.Theatre: Mud Blue Sky (The Road), The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre Banshee); Table Manners, Nicholas Nickleby (Theatre 40); I Love Lucy Live Onstage; City of Angels; Theatre@Boston Court; Antaeus; The Odyssey; PRT.  Film:"Please Stand By"; "Fishes 'n Loaves:Heaven Sent"; "The Tiger Hunter", "Eat With Me".  Television: "Crowded"; "Shameless"; "Code Black"; "Married"; "Castle"; "2 Broke Girls"; "Parks and Recreation"; "Big Bang Theory"; "Jeeves and Wooster". Internet: "You've Probably Dated My Mom".    (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY, the heartwarming true story of six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans' journey to fame. (more...)

Toe-Tapping Musical SWEET CHARITY to Play Stoneham Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Stoneham Theatre continues Season 16 with the toe-tapping, Broadway musical hit SWEET CHARITY. Performances run from March 31 - April 24, 2016. Press Opening is Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 3:00pm. (more...)

LUCKY STIFF, MAME and More Slated for Stoneham Theatre's 17th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Stoneham Theatre is pleased to announce its Mainstage programming for Season 17. Kicking off the season is the musical murder mystery farce, Lucky Stiff, followed by an exploration of artificial intelligence in the science fiction play Uncanny Valley. (more...)

VIOLET, SWEENEY TODD & More Set for Skylight Music Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Viswa Subbaraman today announced Skylight Music Theatre's 2016-17 Season. (more...)

Virginia Repertory Theatre to Present Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, 4/22-5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Summer and Smoke by Tennessee Williams at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street on Friday, April 22 with a preview on Thursday, April 21. The production runs through May 15, 2016. Set in Mississippi at the dawn of the 20th century, the story centers on a young woman's sexual awareness as it evolves from chaste modesty to desire. First staged on Broadway in 1948, the show was not well received. A 1952 revival at Circle in the Square Theatre featuring a legendary performance by Geraldine Page received rave reviews and was credited with beginning the Off-Broadway movement. Stu Falconer, one of six New York actors to form Barksdale Theatre (now Virginia Rep) in 1953, left his job as the stage manager of that Circle in the Square production to move to Virginia. (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez, Jennifer Ashley Tepper & More to Judge 2016 Joci Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Celebrity judges for the 2016 Joci Awards include director/producer and actors from stage television and film. (more...)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES México recibe a José Antonio López Tercero
by Clemente Sanchez - Apr 27, 2016

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES México recibe a José Antonio López Tercero (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/19/2016 - 4/26/2016
by - Apr 26, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/19/2016 - 4/26/2016. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting new 'revisal' of the sweeping saga Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON. Featuring an all-new book by Pulitzer Prize nominee John Marans, this show has taken an incredible journey over the last five years from developmental workshops to The 5th Avenue stage this season. And BroadwayWorld is happy to report that the company has just announced the full cast and creative team. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/25/2016 - FULLY COMMITTED Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 25, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The Actors Fund hosts its 2016 gala, and FULLY COMMITTED, starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, opens on Broadway! (more...)

Angela Lansbury & Original Cast of MAME to Celebrate Musical's 50th Anniversary at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Mame, starring stage icon Angela Lansbury opened on Broadway 50 years ago this year - and in celebration, members of the company, including Lansbury, will gather for a 50th Anniversary Celebration at Sardi's on May 26. Other cast appearances have yet to be confirmed. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre to Continue Season with THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre continues its 2016 Season with the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, opening Friday, May 6th. (more...)

'RING OF FIRE', THE CHRISTIANS and More Set for Riverside Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, has announced its 2016-2017 Season. Building on the success and support the theatre has attained over the last few years, Riverside is proud to present another ambitious season of music, comedy, and drama. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Frankie Michaels Has Died at Age 60
by Louisa Brady - Apr 2, 2016

According to the Connecticut Post, Tony Award-winner Frankie Michaels has died at age 60. He passed away on March 30th in his home in Chittenango, NY. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Welcome Local, NYC Stars for 30th Season; Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Following its recent 2016 Arts Organization Award from the Missouri Arts Council and five St. Louis Theater Circle Awards, STAGES St. Louis has announced casting for its celebratory 30th Anniversary Season: It Shoulda Been You, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Sister Act. (more...)

LIGHT OPERA WORKS To Become MUSIC THEATER WORKS, Effective 1/2/2017          
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Light Opera Works unveiled its new name at their spring gala Saturday, April 16, at the Sunset Ridge Country Club in Northfield. (more...)

CCBC Dance Company to Present Spring Dance Concert, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (April 13, 2016)¬†¬Ė The CCBC Dance Company at the Community College of Baltimore County, performs its Spring Dance Concert, April 21 at 11:15 a.m. and¬†April 22 and 23¬†at¬†8 p.m.¬†in the College Community Center Theatre at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard.¬†¬†Tickets, which are $8 general admission and $5 for seniors, students and CCBC faculty, staff and alumni, are available from the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787). For CCBC students with current IDs admission is free.¬† (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces Full Schedule for Upcoming 39th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

CHICAGO ¬Ė¬†Hubbard Street Dance Chicago¬†and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce the main company's 2016¬Ė17 season performances in Chicago. Tickets to four engagements at the¬†Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, located at 205 East Randolph Street in Chicago, are available immediately as a Season 39 subscription; single tickets will go on sale in late summer 2016. (more...)

Stage & Screen Star Christine Baranski to Speak at Juilliard Commencement; Cicely Tyson Among Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 111th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2016, at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). Christine Baranski will give Juilliard's Commencement Address. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Broadway Goes Gold- Listen to the Ultimate, Certified Broadway Playlist!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, after winning big at this year's GRAMMYs, the cast recording for Broadway's HAMILTON has reached a another huge milestone -- going gold. (more...)

Hubbard Street's 39th Season at Harris Theater to Feature Works by Tharp, Cerrudo & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce the main company's 2016-17 season performances in Chicago. Tickets to four engagements at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, located at 205 East Randolph Street in Chicago, are available immediately as a Season 39 subscription; single tickets will go on sale in late summer 2016. (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre continues its 2016 Season with the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, opening Friday, May 6th. (more...)

Friday 5: SPARKLEY CLEAN's Hancock and Webster
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 1, 2016

There's a new show premiering at Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse: The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers by Lori Fischer, the author of last year's Barbara's Blue Kitchen. Fischer's latest musical follows the adventures of two singing sisters from Ashland City, Tennessee, and the people who love them. Our question: Does Stratton's Diner (arguably the best burger joint ever in the history of the world) still exist in Fischer's depiction of the Cheatham County town? Director Bryce McDonald is being tight-lipped about it. (more...)

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