Goodspeed Opera House

(East Haddam, CT)
PO Box A, 6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
 Chicago Children's Theatre's launches its 14th season with the Chicago premiere of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, a bright new version of Eric Carle's timeless children's book about an insatiable caterpillar that munches its way to become a full-fledged butterfly.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Shanghai Ballet and China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd.presentDerek Deane's Grand Swan Lake from January 17-19, 2020at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC. Tickets are $36-$176, and will be available online at DavidHKochTheater.com, by phone at 212-496-0600, or by visiting the David H. Koch Theater Box Office at 20 Lincoln Center Plaza. Performances: Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 1pm.
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Today global singing and songwriting icon Mariah Carey has announced an exclusive limited engagement holiday run with her All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour, presented by Hallmark Channel.  This tour marks a special milestone in the legacy of Carey's beloved album, Merry Christmas, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this holiday season.  Mariah will bring an extravagant, festive outing that only she can deliver to limited cities across the U.S. this winter. Her special run of can't-miss shows will bring out the festive spirit in fans of all ages.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Shanghai Ballet and China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd.presentDerek Deane's Grand Swan Lake from January 17-19, 2020at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Met's MADAMA BUTTERFLY! Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. Paulo Szot and Markus Brück share the role of Sharpless, and Elizabeth DeShong is Suzuki, alternating with Maria Zifchak. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella's sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
San Diego Junior Theatre, the nation's longest-running youth theatre program, is proud to present its 72nd Season, Dance to your Own Beat. All of the shows will celebrate what makes someone special, unique, extraordinary, and folks who are brave enough to take a stand, challenge social norms, or even swim upstream.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Lucia Lucas made history as the first transgender woman to sing as part of the English National Opera. Lucas played Public Opinion in Orpheus in the Underworld at the English National Opera on October 5th at the London Coliseum.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Due to box office demand, Chicago Children's Theatre is adding a full month of performances to its Chicago premiere of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, a bright new, puppet-filled live stage version of Eric Carle's timeless children's book about an insatiable caterpillar that munches its way to become a full-fledged butterfly.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Tash York, one of Melbourne's most loved cabaret artists, is back with a brand new show a?oeWinefulnessa??. It's about cats, getting old, drinking wine and doing yoga! Quieting the mind these days is hard. It's a constant challenge to try and fit it all in. I mean how many times have you found yourself asking - do I go to the gym or do I deserve a drink? Why not do both! Self-care IS important.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Madwomen Monologues festival returns with a fresh crop of brilliant, original scripts by emerging local playwrights at the iconic The Butterfly Club.
by Herbert Paine - Oct 7, 2019
Thanks to strong performances and technically proficient staging, Marco Ramirez's THE ROYALE, while neither raging nor bullish, manages to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. The play runs through October 20th at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
The 2019-2020 season of The Met: Live in HD will continue at the Warner Theatre on Saturday, November 9 with Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY at 12:55 pm in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. The 2019-2020 season is sponsored by Viron Rondo Osteria. A complimentary 45 minute pre-opera lecture by Dr. Marguerite Mullée will be offered in the Studio Theatre Lobby two hours before the broadcast, sponsored by Land Rover Hartford.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Rebecca Jayne-Davies and Ryan Bennett will star in The Barn Theatre's (Best Fringe Theatre - The Stage Awards 2019) upcoming production of Daddy Long Legs, the theatre's first musical production of 2019. 
by Susan Haubenstock - Oct 7, 2019
Ashland's all-volunteer children's theater company, led by Louise Keeton, performs Keeton's original takes on classic fairy tales, sharing a message of empowerment with the next generation.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
The first three offerings from the Met: Live in HD in the Peterborough Players Arts on Screen season are an opera lover's dream. Two Puccini masterworks and a timeless Massenet classic screen at the Players this October and early November. Broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera and shown on the big screen at the Players in stunning HD, the programs also include exclusive, behind-the-scenes material that create a one-of-a-kind viewing experience.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2019
Pacific Opera's first opera of the season is a gem of the operatic repertoire that has not been performed in Canada in more than 50 years. Puccini's Il Trittico is a triple-bill of one-act operas that, when staged together as the composer intended, provides an emotional roller coaster of an evening. Il Trittico is presented October 17, 19, 25, 2019 at 8 pm, and October 23 at 7 pm, with a matinee October 27 at 2:30 pm. All performances take place at the Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street, Victoria.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2019
Opera Omaha will open its 2019/2020 season with the return of Jun Kaneko's Madama Butterfly, his premiere opera production design, which debuted at Opera Omaha in 2006. Since it's opening, Kaneko's Madama Butterfly has painted the stages of San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center, Atlanta Opera, Opera Philadelphia and many others, garnering national acclaim and adoration.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 4, 2019
Today's top stories: American Utopia begins previews, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
National Alliance for Musical Theatre announces preliminary casting and additional programming for the 31st Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25, 2019 at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Opera SB opens its 26th season with several returning favorite artists. Soprano Eleni Calenos and tenor Harold Meers will headline a lavish production of Puccini's opera, Madama Butterfly 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at The Granada Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, is delighted to announce the slate of plays that will be shared during our 18th annual National Showcase of New Plays. NNPN and Core Member Theater Actor's Express with the assistance of members Horizon Theatre Company and Synchronicity Theater will host the National Showcase of New Plays from December 6-8, 2019, presenting readings of six production-ready new plays to more than 150 NNPN Core and Associate Members, Affiliated Artists, and invited guests.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
The Big HOO-HAA! is Melbourne's longest-running and best-loved weekly impro comedy show. And now, you can watch this team of high energy improv comedians two times a week.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 2, 2019
Today's top stories: Freestyle Love Supreme opens tonight, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 17, 2019
Today's top stories: The Sound Inside and Little Shop of Horrors officially open tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents the first event in the 2019-2020 Family Series Season: Jamie Adkins' Circus Incognitus on Saturday, November 2 at 11:00AM. Circus Incognitus is the first show of BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center's 2019-2020 Family Theater Season, featuring plays, musicals, puppetry, concerts and dance for all ages.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
THEY GOT THE BEAT! Join us this holiday for a fairy-tale celebration of love and acceptance in this raucous royal family a?oevacation,a?? HEAD OVER HEELS. Venture to the forest with the royals of Arcadia on a quest to save their beloved kingdom after they learn of an Oracle's prophecy of doom, all while moovin' and groovin' to the music of The Go-Go's in this exuberant Elizabethan-inspired musical!
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 16, 2019
The 19/20 theatrical season has seen several milestones for many of its area theatres but the biggest by far is the 70th anniversary of the company that helped pioneer the regional theatre movement in this country Arena Stage.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
FOURPLAY written by Katie Lee is the story of four friends, enjoying a few quiet drinks together on a Friday night and sharing their own salacious and scandalous personal sex stories. The show stars Sasha Kerdel, Peter Bevin, Matt Tester, Clare Regan and is on at The Butterfly Club. As they each reminisce about their own embarrassing 'sexcapades', they come to realise that we all have those sexual moments we wish we could forget, but at the end of the day, WE ALL LOVE SEX!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Presented by MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) from October 30th to November 2nd at Monument-National, this magnetic solo performance by Justin Shoulder introduces the figure of Carrion: a post-human spectre that has the ability to shapeshift into multiple forms and speak multiple languages.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, presents a co-production with East West Players, the Los Angeles premiere of Lauren Yee's The Great Leap, directed by Tony Award winner BD Wong. From the author of Cambodian Rock Band and King of the Yees, comes the story of an American basketball team in Beijing where the coaches find themselves in a conflict that runs deeper than the strain between the countries, and where a young player's actions become the accidental focus of attention.
by Madelyn Geyer - Oct 16, 2019
The Butterfly Bar at The Vortex theatre buzzes with anticipation. A TSA agent quietly moves through the space. Suddenly women in white gowns appear, focusing their attention on a figure now standing on the bar. This figure is Dionysus. He regales the crowd with the circumstances of his birth, unrecognized divinity, liberation, and his mother's deportation. The bartender serves patrons as if Dionysus's verbose diatribe is nothing but a hushed conversation.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
L.A. Opera presents The Light in the Piazza!Renée Fleming and Emmy winner Dove Cameron star as Margaret and Clara Johnson, two American tourists in Italy. Their grand vacation plans take an unexpected detour when young Clara is swept off her feet by a local charmer. Brian Stokes Mitchell plays the role of Signor Naccarelli, the debonair father of a wealthy Florentine family.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 15, 2019
Today's top stories: The Rose Tattoo officially opens tonight, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
BUTTERFLY (23mins), a film written and directed by Bonnie Foster, is entered into competition at the 15th Annual LA Femme International Film Festival, October 17-20, 2019.
by Ingrid Settem - Oct 14, 2019
This new ambitious children's musical based on the Lewis Carroll novel a?oeAlice in Wonderlanda?? was an experience different from what I had not expected. It may be that my prior knowledge of the source material from early childhood had something to do it. The story itself has so many aspects and depths to it depending on the age of the viewer. However this production managed to stir emotions in both adults and children of different ages (I brought my kids!). The elegant nonlinear absurdity of the original story is well intact, but in a more modern setting. The fierce wordplay-ish humor managed to never let the show be boring. The production feels in many ways like Alice in Wonderland version 2.0
by Keith Waits - Oct 14, 2019
Playwright Ken Ludwig has made a name for himself writing some of the funniest modern comedies of any living writer, including Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo, and perhaps most notably, The Game's Afoot. The latter was a mystery-comedy involving real-life actor William Gillette (best known for playing Sherlock Holmes on stage) getting pulled into a real-life murder mystery. It was a funny show, and I had the pleasure of seeing it last year at Clarksville Little Theater.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 12, 2019
Elizabeth Caballero's captivating performance as the tragic romantic heroine Cio Cio San, the titular lead of Puccini's classic opera Madame Butterfly, is so breathtakingly, so exquisitely heartbreaking that she alone is enough to make the 2019-20 season opening production from Nashville Opera a triumph, but director John Hoomes surrounds her with a cast of equally impressive singers who bring the romantic tragedy to life with such vigor and style that any of them might serve as reason enough for audiences to take note.
by Michael Quintos - Oct 12, 2019
30 years after its stage debut, experiencing MISS SAIGON nowadays exposes just how outdated and out-of-touch it is with our increasingly diverse world view. The musical's original production---which first debuted in the West End in 1989 before transferring to Broadway in 1991---became a global hit despite some loud, very understandable controversy. Most audiences, however, ignored the accusations of orientalism, misogyny, and white-washing and instead focused on the show's epic melodrama and theatrical splendor, much of it powered by the lush music of Claude-Michel Schönberg and the lyrics by Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby Jr. The show continues at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through October 13, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
What makes 'Madama Butterfly' one of the 3 most popular operas in the world? First, the story is so familiar. Giacomo Puccini, the composer, used a famous play by David Belasco with a strong dramatic plot. Second, Puccini's music adds new dimensions to the play. Third, the heartbreaking end of the opera sums up the very human reaction to love, betrayal, hope, and despair.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
En 90 minutos, los más de 70 visitantes viajan de asombro en asombro al pasear por los pasillos del máximo recinto artístico y cultural de México
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2019
Today's top stories: read the reviews for Linda Vista, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Numi Opera completes its inaugural season with its second productiona?"Erich Korngold's first opera Der Ring Des Polykrates. which he composed in 1914. Directed by Numi Opera Executive Director Gail R. Gordon and conducted by Francesco Milioto, the rarely performed opera will have two performances on Thursday, December 19 at 7:30pm and Sunday, December 22 at 7:30pm at Zipper Hall at the Colburn School, located at 200 South Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 2019-2020 season with Giacomo Puccini's timeless tale of love and loss, La bohème. An audience favorite for more than a century, this tale of four young Parisians who dedicate their lives to art and love blends bohemian rhapsodies with riveting romance in one of opera's quintessential tearjerkers.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Hui He stars as Cio-Cio-San, the devoted geisha who gives everything for the American naval officer Pinkerton, sung by Andrea Carè. Elizabeth DeShong is her devoted companion Suzuki, and Brazilian baritone Paulo Szot adds a new role to his Met repertory as Sharpless, a role that he has previously sung at Marseilles Opera.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
The Metropolitan Opera presents Puccini's Madama Butterfly, conducted by Pier Giorgio Morandi, with performances beginning October 11, 2019. Hui He returns to the role of the doomed geisha Cio-Cio-San.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2019
Today's top stories: The Great Society opens and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
In this twisted tale turned cabaret, another vulnerable heart was broken when the long-term love of Nicole's life was found dead shortly after their break up, leaving all fingers pointing straight in her direction.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
In celebration of 75 years of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library, From the Horse's Mouth will dedicate its next theater/dance performance event to the history of this storied institution and the establishment of its international dance archive. Rare film footage, videos and multimedia will enhance this edition of From the Horse's Mouth and its unique blend of movement and storytelling.