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Video: Watch 'There You Are' from Goodspeed's THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
by Joshua Wright - April 22, 2024


Watch the cast of Goodspeed's The Mystery of Edwin Drood perform the show's opening number 'There You Are.' Goodspeed Musicals is presenting The Mystery of Edwin Drood as its first production of the 2024 season - now on stage through June 2nd in East Haddam, Connecticut.

Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Center Stage Theatre
by Sean Fallon - April 21, 2024


THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG as performed at Center Stage Theatre, in Shelton, CT, has the most spectacular set I have ever seen!  Director Betsy Kelso helps bring out the best in this amazing cast!  It is clear that the entire cast is having as wonderful a time performing their roles as the audience is having watching them perform!

EVERLY Enters Final Week of Performances at Ivoryton Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 19, 2024


Everly: The Music of the Everly Brothers has enterted its final week of performances at Ivoryton Playhouse. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.

Spotlight: ALL MY SONS at Hartford Stage
by BWW Special Offer - April 19, 2024


Arthur Miller's All My Sons at Hartford Stage

THE BOOK OF MORMON Launches Lottery Ticket Policy in Waterbury, CT
by Stephi Wild - April 19, 2024


THE BOOK OF MORMON has announced a lottery ticket policy in Waterbury, CT playing at the Palace Theater on April 26, April 27, and April 28. A limited number of tickets will be available at $25 each. 

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Ari Axelrod In A Celebration Of Jewish Broadway On May 8
by A.A. Cristi - April 18, 2024


Join Ari Axelrod at the Westport Country Playhouse on May 8 for a special celebration of Jewish Broadway. Experience a memorable night of music and culture.

Long Wharf Theatre Reveals Lineup For 60th Anniversary Season
by Stephi Wild - April 18, 2024


Long Wharf Theatre has announced its 2024/2025 season, with the theme Building Our Future Together. The 60th anniversary season is the theatre's second under its innovative new production model of presenting works across Greater New Haven to strengthen our civic bonds with the entire community.  Learn more about the lineup here!

Artist of Color Accelerate Fellow Sarah Ghonaim Will Present Developmental Reading of GENIES IN A BOTTLE
by Stephi Wild - April 18, 2024


The developmental play reading of Sarah Ghonaim’s GENIES IN A BOTTLE will be held at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, CT on April 26th & 27th at 8pm, and April 28th at 7pm. Individual tickets are $10, general admission. Underwriter tickets are $50 ($40 is considered a tax-deductible donation in support of this work). 

Playhouse On Park's 15th Main Stage Season Continues With The Connecticut Premiere Of TONI STONE
by A.A. Cristi - April 17, 2024


TONI STONE by Lydia R. Diamond will run at Playhouse on Park from May 29 to June 16, 2024.

New Paradigm Theatre Chooses Three Literacy Nonprofit Community Partners For Production of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by Stephi Wild - April 17, 2024


New Paradigm Theatre has chosen three community nonprofits that echoes the themes in their upcoming live theatre production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The Palace Brings Original Works to Life for Local High School Playwrights
by Stephi Wild - April 17, 2024


 On April 22, three high school students will experience the joy of live theatre in a whole new way – as playwrights. Dylan Alter (of Ossining, NY), Myli Bruno (of Mamaroneck, NY), and Ben Souza (of Shelton, CT) were named winners of The Palace Theatre’s 2024Ernie DiMattia Emerging Young Artist Awards for their writing of an original one-act play. 

ALL THINGS EQUAL Comes to Westport Country Playhouse in May
by Stephi Wild - April 17, 2024


Westport Country Playhouse will present “All Things Equal: The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” a one-woman play written by Tony Award-winning playwright Rupert Holmes and directed by Laley Lippard, for three performances, Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m.

Kevin Hart Brings ACTING MY AGE Tour To Mohegan Sun Arena In July 19
by A.A. Cristi - April 16, 2024


Join Kevin Hart at Mohegan Sun Arena for his ACTING MY AGE TOUR on July 19th.

The Palace Theatre Names Winners of the 2024 Ernie DiMattia Emerging Young Artist Awards
by A.A. Cristi - April 15, 2024


High school playwrights Dylan Alter, Myli Bruno, and Ben Souza win The Palace Theatre's 2024 Ernie DiMattia Emerging Young Artist Awards. Watch their original one-act plays come to life with professional staged readings at The Palace in Stamford.

Spotlight: INTO THE WOODS/GODSPELL JR. at Rising Stars Performing Arts
by BWW Special Offer - April 15, 2024


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Video: First Look At Goodspeed's THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
by Joshua Wright - April 15, 2024


Watch highlights from Goodspeed's The Mystery of Edwin Drood in an all-new video! Goodspeed Musicals is presenting The Mystery of Edwin Drood as its first production of the 2024 season - now on stage through June 2nd in East Haddam, Conn.

Review: GHOST: THE MUSICAL at Music Theatre of Connecticut
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - April 14, 2024


GHOST: THE MUSICAL closes 37th season at Music Theatre Of Connecticut with a heartwarming story.

Review: SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD brings The Bard to Brookfield Theatre For The Arts
by Jared Reynolds - April 14, 2024


What do you get when you cross a stage director, a burgeoning film industry, exotic plants, and time-travelling characters? Why, you get Shakespeare in Hollywood! This play is a riotous time for Shakespeare nerds and People-Who’ve-Never-Read-Shakespeare alike.

Interview: MARY TESTA of TENDERNESS AND GRATITUDE at Westport Country Playhouse
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - April 12, 2024


The legendary Mary Testa is coming to the Westport Country Playhouse on April 15 for one night only.

VIOLET & ME Comes to Connecticut This Month
by Stephi Wild - April 12, 2024


Locally-based Emmy-awarding winning artist Dorothy Lyman brings her heartfelt and honest solo play, Violent and Me: A Mama-logue, to Washington, CT as a special fundraiser for Connecticut Theatre Exchange (CTX). 

Varla Jean Merman Will Bring STAND BY YOUR DRAG to TheaterWorks Hartford
by Stephi Wild - April 11, 2024


TheaterWorks Hartford will present international drag superstar and petty criminal Varla Jean Merman in her hit comedy cabaret Stand By Your Drag.

Westport Country Playhouse to Present DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS: THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 10, 2024


Westport Country Playhouse’s Family Festivities series will present “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!,” See performance dates and learn how to purchase tickets.

BWW Q&A: Asi Wind Talks About His Upcoming Show at Ridgefield Playhouse
by Joshua Wright - April 10, 2024


The famous Magic Castle in Hollywood awarded Asi Wind Magician of the Year. Recently, he concluded his sold-out off-Broadway show, Inner Circle, which ran for 448 performances and had six extensions. Wind’s show received extensive coverage in several prominent journals and newspapers worldwide, including a New York Times Critic’s pick.

BWW Q&A: Leslie Odom, Jr. on Performing At at Ridgefield Playhouse
by Joshua Wright - April 10, 2024


BroadwayWorld chatted with Leslie Odom, Jr. about his upcoming performance at  Ridgefield Playhouse on April 18th, 2024.

An Evening with Ina Garten Comes to The Bushnell in December
by Stephi Wild - April 10, 2024


 The Bushnell announced today that popular author and Food Network personality Ina Garten aka the Barefoot Contessa will serve up a satisfying evening of conversation on Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30 PM at The Bushnell. 


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Ridgefield Playhouse (5/22 - 5/22) Tracker
The Play That Goes Wrong in Connecticut The Play That Goes Wrong
Center Stage Theatre (4/19 - 4/28) Tracker
All My Sons in Connecticut All My Sons
HARTFORD STAGE (4/11 - 5/5) Tracker
The Crucible in Connecticut The Crucible
Visual and Performing Arts Center at WCSU (4/19 - 4/28) Tracker
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The Producers in Connecticut The Producers
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Changes in Latitude: The Premier Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show in Connecticut Changes in Latitude: The Premier Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show
The Little Theatre of Manchester (5/24 - 5/24)
A Christmas Story in Connecticut A Christmas Story
The Goodspeed (11/1 - 12/29)
Calendar Girls in Connecticut Calendar Girls
Brookfield Theatre (11/1 - 11/16)
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