| Mar 28, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Tony Award winner Idina Menzel will return to The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford on Sunday, Sept. 30 to perform a diverse repertoire of classic pop and musical theater favorites, including hits from her Tony Award-winning role in...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 2:52 PM
Despite the modest surroundings of the Karger Center in Highland Park, Jessica Redish, the founding artistic director of the Music Theatre Company, is doing a lot to fill the North Shore gap left by the now-defunct Apple Tree Theatre.
| Apr 11, 2012
| 5:00 AM
A Spring Theater preview? But doesn't the regular theater season end in May?
For some of the state's half-dozen major regional theaters, that's true. Others, which follow a spring-to-winter schedule instead of the academic-year calendar preferred in...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 9:55 AM
What? Another year has gone by already? Here are some theater reflections at the end of 2011.
•Best scene-stealer: Isn't "Chicago" the story of two women convicts? In Theatre Downtown's production last January, Joel Warren as lawyer Billy Flynn more...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman will return to Broadway during the 2013-14 season to star in an original musical "Houdini," Broadway.com announced today. Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked," "The Magic Show") will compose the score and and book...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 3:20 PM
The Ravinia Festival announced Thursday that Idina Menzel, the original star of “Wicked” (she won a Tony as Elphaba on Broadway in 2004) and also now known for her work on “Glee,” will make her first appearance at the Highland Park...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 4:56 PM
When you hear the name Idina Menzel, you might think of Shelby Corcoran in "Glee," or Elphaba the witch in "Wicked," or Maureen in "Rent."
Menzel has memorably played all three of those women. But in her upcoming PBS concert special and at the Ravinia...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 2:33 PM
It might be fall, but audiences can pretend that it's still summer if they purchase tickets to the latest musical production at the Richland Performing Arts Center.
The Beach Boys are the inspiration behind a musical that involves four guys and a crazy...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 9:34 PM
A warm, likable, brassy, sentimental, big-hearted and modestly scaled Broadway musical, “Kinky Boots” updates the issues of “La Cage Aux Folles,” touts acceptance and tolerance, stands behind a fresh-and-zesty Cyndi Lauper score,...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 7:45 AM
For many Connecticut theatergoers, the best show around during a presidential election is not on local stages -- which may account for some disappointing box office figures when expectations were higher for some shows.
"Whenever there's a national...
| May 29, 2012
| 11:42 AM
Teal Wicks and James Snyder will star as Julie Jordan and Billy Bigelow in Goodspeed Opera House’s production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Carousel.”
Rob Ruggiero ("1776," "Big River,"Show Boat," "Camelot") will stage the musical...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:36 AM
Broadway shows reported declines in box-office revenue across the board last week following super storm Sandy. Total Broadway grosses were $13.6 million for the week ending Sunday, down about $5.7 million, or 30%, from the previous week, according to data...