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Allison Guinn, Mme. Thenardier in LES MISERABLES at the Palace Theatre, Waterbury Interview Allison Guinn, Mme. Thenardier in LES MISERABLES at the Palace Theatre, Waterbury
by Joseph Harrison - November 24, 2019, Connecticut

LES MISERABLES is one of those musicals that people simply love. Over the years the story of young students staging a revolution in Paris has become a pop culture staple, so audiences should be excited, then, to know that the Palace Theatre in Waterbury, CT will play host to the touring production o...
Joanna Gleason of WINTER AT THE PLAYHOUSE: A HOLIDAY BENEFIT CONCERT at Westport Coun Interview Joanna Gleason of WINTER AT THE PLAYHOUSE: A HOLIDAY BENEFIT CONCERT at Westport Country Playhouse
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - November 19, 2019, Connecticut

Is there anything Joanna Gleason can't do and do well? Nothing that we can think of. Area theatergoers will no doubt want to see Gleason host 'Winter at the Playhouse: A Holiday Benefit Concert' in Westport in December. The Tony Award winner (as Best Actress in a Musical in Into the Woods) will brin...
DEE ROSCIOLI of WICKED DIVAS at Ridgefield Playhouse Interview DEE ROSCIOLI of WICKED DIVAS at Ridgefield Playhouse
by Sean Fallon - October 09, 2019, Connecticut

On October 9, I had the pleasure of interviewing Broadway star Dee Roscioli, over the telephone.  Dee Roscioli is believed to still hold America's all-time record for the most professional performances of the lead role of Elphaba in the musical Wicked, a role she played in New York, Chicago, and San...
Scott Gilmour And Claire McKenzie, creators of HI, MY NAME IS BEN at Goodspeed's Terr Interview Scott Gilmour And Claire McKenzie, creators of HI, MY NAME IS BEN at Goodspeed's Terris Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - May 13, 2019, Connecticut

What impact can one man who has lost the ability to speak have on those he encounters every day? If you are Ben, the central character in the new musical HI, MY NAME IS BEN, which opens this week at the Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT the impact is greater than you might imagine.  I ...
Daniel C. Levine of WORKING at A Contemporary Theatre Of Connecticut Interview Daniel C. Levine of WORKING at A Contemporary Theatre Of Connecticut
by Amy Oestreicher - February 27, 2019, Connecticut

For a new theatre, A Contemporary Theatre of Connecticut is certainly ahead of its time, with its reimagined rendition of Working, a musical from Stephen Schwartz ('Wicked,' 'Pippin,' 'Godspell').  'Working' celebrates our search for meaning and satisfaction in everyday life. Daniel C. Levine, ACT's...
Matt Wood of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at The Bushnell Interview Matt Wood of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - February 17, 2019, Connecticut

It is always exciting when a beloved story from one's childhood receives new life on the stage. It is especially thrilling when it's a piece with such sweet potential as Roald Dahl's classic tale, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. With the original book, the classic Gene Wilder film (and other film...
Orange is The New Black's KELLY McANDREW Interview Orange is The New Black's KELLY McANDREW
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - November 13, 2018, Connecticut

Kelly McAndrew delivers three incredible performances as grieving moms....
Barrymore Awards Nominee GISELA ADISA Interview Barrymore Awards Nominee GISELA ADISA
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - October 22, 2018, Connecticut

Gisela Adisa just might be the next big name in theatre. A 2018 nominee for the Barrymore Awards for Outstanding Supporting Performance for Lights Out: Nat King Cole, she's got talent to spare, she's gorgeous, she's articulate, she's funny, and she's bold. She's appeared on Broadway in Beautiful and...
Fairfield Center Stage Presents a Daring New Concept for Connecticut Audiences Interview Fairfield Center Stage Presents a Daring New Concept for Connecticut Audiences
by Cindy Cardozo - September 04, 2018, Connecticut

What does it take to create a brand-new theater company? For Fairfield Center Stage, the new non-profit theater company in Fairfield, Connecticut, it takes resilience, creative thinking, a strong sense of community, and a little bit of luck....
Brian Noonan of THE JERSEY TENORS at Ridgefield Playhouse Interview Brian Noonan of THE JERSEY TENORS at Ridgefield Playhouse
by Sean Fallon - August 31, 2018, Connecticut

Brian Noonan of THE JERSEY TENORS speaks of an extremely promising two act show that incorporates unique arrangements of rock songs collided with opera. THE JERSEY TENORS is scheduled at the Ridgefield Playhouse for one night only, September 22, at 8:00 PM....
Alison Arngrim of ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE at Sharon Playhouse Interview Alison Arngrim of ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE at Sharon Playhouse
by Sean Fallon - August 16, 2018, Connecticut

Alison Angrim, known as Nellie Oleson of Little House on the Prairie will now star as Louise Seger in ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE, a musical based on the true story of Patsy Cline and her fan Louise Seger who would become her friend. The show is scheduled to open on August 17th at the Sharon Playhouse in ...
Brian Hill and Neil Bartram, creators of new musical YOU ARE HERE at Goodspeed's Terr Interview Brian Hill and Neil Bartram, creators of new musical YOU ARE HERE at Goodspeed's Terris Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - May 14, 2018, Connecticut

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to drop everything, walk out your door and do something completely new? That is what Diana, the central character in Neil Bartram and Brian Hill's new musical YOU ARE HERE does on the eve of the moon landing - she walks out of her comfortable suburban, Ch...
Corey Mach of BROADWAY SINGS STEVIE WONDER at Ridgefield Playhouse Interview Corey Mach of BROADWAY SINGS STEVIE WONDER at Ridgefield Playhouse
by Sean Fallon - April 20, 2018, Connecticut

Corey Mach, creator of BROADWAY SINGS STEVIE WONDER, speaks about this exciting tribute concert with Broadway talent that is scheduled to be performed in Ridgefield, CT, at the Ridgefield Playhouse, on May 14, 2018....
Nina Agostine Smith Talks Shaping Young Artists and Directing MEMPHIS at Waterbury Ar Interview Nina Agostine Smith Talks Shaping Young Artists and Directing MEMPHIS at Waterbury Arts Magnet School
by Julie Musbach - April 05, 2018, Connecticut

Waterbury Arts Magnet School is educating the stars of tomorrow and has a project in the works that will transport audiences with a story of love driven by the power of music. Their production of Memphis runs April 6-8th and is surely not to be missed. Nina Agostine Smith took a moment to talk to Br...
Daniel C. Levine of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Ridgefield Playho Interview Daniel C. Levine of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Ridgefield Playhouse
by Sean Fallon - February 01, 2018, Connecticut

Director Daniel C. Levine is excited to bring the Andrew Lloyd Webster musical JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT to the Ridgefield Playhouse. Broadway professionals will combine with local Ridgefield talent to bring what promises to be an exciting show!...
Maggie Lakis of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at The Bushnell Interview Maggie Lakis of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - January 20, 2018, Connecticut

It is rare these days to have the chance to see an all new, original musical comedy. But audiences in Hartford will have the chance to do just that when SOMETHING ROTTEN!, the Tony nominated Broadway musical plays the Bushnell Theatre in Hartford January 30 February 1. Playing Bea, eager and enthu...
Chair of Connecticut College Theater Department David Jaffe Interview Chair of Connecticut College Theater Department David Jaffe
by Julie Musbach - November 20, 2017, Connecticut

A highly adept theater professional and arts educator, David Jaffe leads Connecticut College's Department of Theater as its chair. Jaffe spoke with BroadwayWorld about his work at the college and how he thinks education informs theatrical work....
Hunter Foster, Director of A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL at Goodspeed's Terris Theatr Interview Hunter Foster, Director of A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL at Goodspeed's Terris Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - November 11, 2017, Connecticut

What happens when you take a holiday classic like Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL, set it in Connecticut and include Connecticut historical figures such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, P.T. Barnum, and Mark Twain as the Christmas ghosts? You get A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL, an all-new musical take on...
BWW Interviews: JANE LYNCH, Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse Interview BWW Interviews: JANE LYNCH, Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - November 04, 2017, Connecticut

Celebrations start right after Thanksgiving coast-to-coast....
BWW Interviews: VANESSA WILLIAMS, Coming To Ridgefield Playhouse Interview BWW Interviews: VANESSA WILLIAMS, Coming To Ridgefield Playhouse
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - October 26, 2017, Connecticut

Worth the trip! You've heard of triple threat talents, right? Performers who can act, sing and dance. When Vanessa Williams comes to the Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, November 4, audiences will experience entertainment on a much higher stratosphere....
Blake Price, Monty Navarro in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Waterbury's P Interview Blake Price, Monty Navarro in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Waterbury's Palace Theater, October 20 - 21.
by Joseph Harrison - September 29, 2017, Connecticut

Ever wonder if you might have an unknown rich relative out there sitting on a fortune that could one day be yours? That is exactly what Monty Navarro, the main character in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER discovers, and the lengths he goes to ensure his inheritance and title is secure, is sur...
Allison Guinn, Madame Thenardier in LES MISERABLES at The Bushnell in Hartford, Octob Interview Allison Guinn, Madame Thenardier in LES MISERABLES at The Bushnell in Hartford, October 3 - 8
by Joseph Harrison - September 24, 2017, Connecticut

LES MISERABLES is one of those musicals that people simply love. Over the years the story of young students staging a revolution in Paris has become a pop culture staple, so audiences should be excited, then, to know that the Bushnell in Hartford, CT will play host to a new touring production of the...
Daniel Zaitchik - Kleban award winning creator of DARLING GRENADINE at Goodspeed's Te Interview Daniel Zaitchik - Kleban award winning creator of DARLING GRENADINE at Goodspeed's Terris Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - August 14, 2017, 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...
Sarah Charles of FINDING NEVERLAND at The Bushnell Interview Sarah Charles of FINDING NEVERLAND at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - July 23, 2017, 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...
History Repeats as Aspiring Chorus Girl Taylor Quick Finds Stardom in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by Matthew Blank - June 22, 2017, Connecticut

Meet new leading lady Taylor Quick, starring in the title role of Goodspeed's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE!...
Kally Duling of FUN HOME at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - June 17, 2017, 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...
Anthony Chan of THE KING AND I at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - May 20, 2017, 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...
MICHAEL BARRA (I) of A BRONX TALE
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - March 22, 2017, 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...
Ginny Anderson's CRADLE WILL ROCK at Connecticut College
by Christopher Castanho - February 28, 2017, 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...
Christine Scarfuto in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - January 13, 2017, 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 ...
Spencer S Lawson is Haunting in Hartford Stage's A Christmas Carol
by Christopher Castanho - December 26, 2016, 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...
Liv Rooth
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - November 29, 2016, Connecticut

Liv Rooth is back in Connecticut!...
Susannah Jones of A CHRISTMAS STORY at Waterbury's Palace Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - November 14, 2016, 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 ...
Devanand Janki, Artistic Director of Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat
by Kathryn Kitt - October 05, 2016, 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...
Lisa Lampanelli in Stamford
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - September 20, 2016, Connecticut

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

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