| Jun 8, 2013
| 4:30 AM
NEW YORK — "Even if you're little, you can do a lot" sings the spirited 5-year-old heroine of "Matilda, the Musical," the Broadway hit adapted from the children's classic by Roald Dahl. The lyrics are a message of self-empowerment for Matilda, a...
| May 21, 2013
| 7:15 AM
North Haven Memorial Day Parade: May 25, 10:30 a.m. North Haven Middle School, 55 Bailey Rd., North Haven.
Orange Memorial Day Parade: May 26, 10:30 a.m. High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Rd., Orange, (203) 891-4790.
| Dec 3, 2012
| 12:55 PM
The Shubert is the place to go for all your favorite holiday productions from year to year. New Haven Ballet dances Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker from Dec. 7-9, with principal dancers from the Boston Ballet. For a few days, Clara's dream can become your...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Connecticut's NAACP is in turmoil.
Fierce and prolonged infighting in Bridgeport and Waterbury has forced state and national officers of the civil rights group to step in and order "reorganizations" of those branches. A bitter election battle two...
| Apr 21, 2013
Chicago is no stranger to bombs.
We live in a relatively bomb-free era, the first such respite Chicagoans have enjoyed since at least the middle of the 19th century.
The city that gave the world the mother of all explosive devices and ushered in the...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Raffi, the internationally acclaimed children's performer, will visit the Shubert on April 29. The concert, officially titled "Raffi #belugagrads Concert," is the latest in a series of highly successful shows. Raffi has become a household name as a result...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 9:27 AM
Daily Show correspondent and humorist John Oliver may have penned the most memorable tweet of election night, when he sent the following missive: “If Mitt Romney wins the election tonight, the White House will be one of the smallest houses he's ever...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:33 AM
You can't help but feel the maternal touch of Phylicia Rashad.
She exudes warmth, calm and centeredness that brings to mind ideal qualities of a mom. Her voice is honeyed and clear, her answers are specific and instructional, and when she says, "Oh,...
| Mar 10, 2013
In our first interview in the 1990s, Valerie Harper described the character of Rhoda Morgenstern —sidekick on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and star of the spinoff "Rhoda" — as "the brash New Yorker who says the unsayable."
The same can be...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 3:55 AM
The show: “Fela!”
The place: Shubert Theater in New Haven.
Thoughts on leaving the parking lot?: I was going to write a standard blog-style review of "Fela" which I saw Friday night but since the run was so short -- it ended today -- I...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 4:35 AM
Watching the first four episodes of the much-hyped TV series “Smash,” one may ask, “Whose Broadway is it anyway?”
Theater geeks and chat room obsessives will no doubt have lots to celebrate and carp about as the 15 episodes roll...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Jamal Shuriah, a Hartt School grad, will be in the ensemble of the international tour of Green Day's "American Idiot" when it comes to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford Feb. 26 to March 3.
Alex Nee will star as Johnny, along with...