Connecticut Interviews

Daniel Zaitchik - Kleban award winning creator of DARLING GRENADINE at Goodspeed's Terris Theatre Daniel Zaitchik - Kleban award winning creator of DARLING GRENADINE at Goodspeed's Terris Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - August 14, 2017 in Connecticut

With an array of musical influences including musical storytellers like Billy Joel and Tom Waits, French classical composers and gospel music, Daniel Zaitchik's sound was bound to be unique. This recent Ed Kleban award winner brings his new musical DARLING GRENADINE to the Goodspeed's Terris Theatre... (more...)
Sarah Charles of FINDING NEVERLAND at The Bushnell Sarah Charles of FINDING NEVERLAND at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - July 23, 2017 in Connecticut

It is not often that one gets a peek inside the creation of an iconic piece of art, and even rarer to see that story come to life on stage in a full-fledged Broadway musical. But for fans of the classic tale of Peter Pan, the new musical FINDING NEVERLAND, which is the opening production in The Bush... (more...)
History Repeats as Aspiring Chorus Girl Taylor Quick Finds Stardom in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE History Repeats as Aspiring Chorus Girl Taylor Quick Finds Stardom in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by Matthew Blank - June 22, 2017 in Connecticut

Meet new leading lady Taylor Quick, starring in the title role of Goodspeed's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE!... (more...)
Kally Duling of FUN HOME at The Bushnell Kally Duling of FUN HOME at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - June 17, 2017 in Connecticut

Looking back at one's childhood with grown-up eyes can be revealing in many ways. Sometimes we understand better the sacrifices our parents made to give us the things they never had. And sometimes, exploring the past helps us find closure, clarity, and a sense of peace. In the Tony Award winning mus... (more...)
Anthony Chan of THE KING AND I at The Bushnell Anthony Chan of THE KING AND I at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - May 20, 2017 in Connecticut

It is a classic East meets West tale and one that many count as their favorite musical, but when THE KING AND I, the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical plays at the Bushnell in Hartford, audiences will have the chance to experience this story in a whole new way. This production, based on the cr... (more...)
MICHAEL BARRA (I) of A BRONX TALE MICHAEL BARRA (I) of A BRONX TALE
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - March 22, 2017 in Connecticut

Connecticut has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to established actors who have homes here, so it means that much more to Connecticut theatre lovers when one of their own residents works his way through any of its many community theatres and then gets to Broadway. One such actor is Michael B... (more...)
Ginny Anderson's CRADLE WILL ROCK at Connecticut College Ginny Anderson's CRADLE WILL ROCK at Connecticut College
by Christopher Castanho - February 28, 2017 in Connecticut

As relevant today as it was when it debuted in 1937, 'The Cradle Will Rock' electrifies the Tansill Theater stage at Connecticut College, with performances Friday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m, Saturday, March 4, at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 5, at 2 p.m. The infamous musical, a biting critique of u... (more...)
Christine Scarfuto in New Haven Christine Scarfuto in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - January 13, 2017 in Connecticut

Christine Scarfuto is the Long Wharf Theatre's literary manager and resident dramaturg. Never heard of that position? 'It's a pretty fascinating job,' she says, one that she discovered after being in college for a while. Her job at the Long Wharf Theatre includes providing articles about the play ... (more...)
Spencer S Lawson is Haunting in Hartford Stage's A Christmas Carol Spencer S Lawson is Haunting in Hartford Stage's A Christmas Carol
by Christopher Castanho - December 26, 2016 in Connecticut

Currently spooking audiences as a ghostly apparition and other ensemble roles is performer Spencer S Lawson. Being in his senior year at The Hartt School at The University of Hartford, Spencer joins fellow Hartt students in the production as well as veteran ensemble members, many of whom have been p... (more...)
Liv Rooth Liv Rooth
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - November 29, 2016 in Connecticut

Liv Rooth is back in Connecticut!... (more...)
Susannah Jones of A CHRISTMAS STORY at Waterbury's Palace Theatre Susannah Jones of A CHRISTMAS STORY at Waterbury's Palace Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - November 14, 2016 in Connecticut

If the word Fragile (pronounced Frah-GEE-lay) or the phrase "You'll shoot your eye out, kid" bring a smile to your face, then you are likely one of the many people who love A CHRISTMAS STORY, the classic 1983 movie that has become required viewing for many families each Christmas season. And, while ... (more...)
Devanand Janki, Artistic Director of Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat Devanand Janki, Artistic Director of Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat
by Kathryn Kitt - October 05, 2016 in Connecticut

Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat (BCTR) develops new work for the stage that promotes and celebrates diversity. Emphasizing non-traditional casting, multi-ethnic participants, and bold theatricality, BCTR offers unique development opportunities for new plays and musicals that encourage dialogue among ar... (more...)
Lisa Lampanelli in Stamford Lisa Lampanelli in Stamford
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - September 20, 2016 in Connecticut

From journalist to skewer.... (more...)
Alan Safier in Ridgefield Alan Safier in Ridgefield
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - September 14, 2016 in Connecticut

Say Goodnight Gracie @RPlayhouse.... (more...)
Beau Gravitte at Ridgefield Playhouse Beau Gravitte at Ridgefield Playhouse
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - September 02, 2016 in Connecticut

Connecticut has almost an embarrassment of riches when it comes to seasoned performers who settle here while still finding opportunities to act close to home as well as in New York and Hollywood. One of our favorite couples is Beau and Debbie Gravitte (nee Shapiro), who add so much professionally ... (more...)
THE BIKINIS Creators, James Hindman and Ray Roderick THE BIKINIS Creators, James Hindman and Ray Roderick
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - July 05, 2016 in Connecticut

Girl group revue is back by popular demand. Two years ago, the Long Wharf Theatre offered a blast from the past with The Bikinis, James Hindman and Ray Roderick's breezy jukebox revue of '60s and '70s music. The show was loosely based on a true story about senior residents in Florida, who were bein... (more...)
JUDY COLLINS for RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE and THE KATE JUDY COLLINS for RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE and THE KATE
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 18, 2016 in Connecticut

In Europe any day now and in Connecticut in June.... (more...)
MARA DAVI MARA DAVI
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 04, 2016 in Connecticut

Mara Davi to appear at the Long Wharf Theatre's play, My Paris by Alfred Uhry.... (more...)
BWW Review: HAVING OUR SAY in New Haven BWW Review: HAVING OUR SAY in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - March 02, 2016 in Connecticut

If you miss it in New Haven, see it in Hartford.... (more...)
Lou Diamond Phillips of BURNING DESIRE at Seven Angels Lou Diamond Phillips of BURNING DESIRE at Seven Angels
by Lauren Yarger - February 10, 2016 in Connecticut

Lou Diamond Phillips stars in the world premiere of his play, BURNING DESIRE.... (more...)
Collegiate Theatrics: Vanderbilt's SADIE ANDROS Collegiate Theatrics: Vanderbilt's SADIE ANDROS
by Jeffrey Ellis - January 26, 2016 in Connecticut

Vanderbilt University's Sadie Andros, one of the region's busiest and most acclaimed young actors - she was Psyche and Aphrodite in last fall's production of Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses and takes on the role of Olivia in this spring's Vanderbilt Players' production of Twelfth Night - is among tho... (more...)
Joel Grey at The Ridgefield Playhouse Joel Grey at The Ridgefield Playhouse
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - January 21, 2016 in Connecticut

Think you know @joelgrey? See him, hear him, be surprised by him at The Ridgefield Playhouse @RPlayhouse... (more...)
Stephanie Zimbalist of LIVING ON LOVE at Seven Angels Stephanie Zimbalist of LIVING ON LOVE at Seven Angels
by Lauren Yarger - November 11, 2015 in Connecticut

Stephanie Zimbalist Stars in Joe DiPietro's comdey with music at Seven Angels Theatre.... (more...)
Chris Ward on THE INDEPENDENTS Chris Ward on THE INDEPENDENTS
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - October 31, 2015 in Connecticut

After staged reading, plans to include kick-ass projections and live painting.... (more...)
Franc D'Ambrosio Franc D'Ambrosio
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - October 07, 2015 in Connecticut

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