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Premium Content ETC stages ‘Hour Farther’

 September 29, 2014; Updated: 5:45 pm

The Emerson Theater Colloborative presents “Hour Farther,” starring film, television and stage actor Kirk Taylor, from Oct. 3 to 5 in Mystic.

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Premium Content Goodspeed Musicals presents ‘The Honeymooners’ workshop

 September 28, 2014; Updated: 4:56 pm

Goodspeed Musicals, in association with Jeffrey Finn Productions, will present a workshop of “The Honeymooners.”

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Premium Content Micky Dolenz and Joyce DeWitt star in "Comedy is Hard!" in Ivoryton

 September 26, 2014; Updated: 6:06 pm

In a new play by "Simpsons" scribe Mike Reiss, Dolenz is an ex-Catskills comic and Joyce DeWitt is a former Broadway dramatic actress. The odd couple meet at a home for retired performers.

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Premium Content Salt Marsh Opera stages "The Marriage of Figaro"

 September 25, 2014; Updated: 12:13 pm

Salt Marsh artistic director Simon Holt says, “‘The Marriage of Figaro’ is an exhilarating romp that takes place on the eve of valet Figaro and lady’s maid Susanna’s wedding night. Count Almaviva, lord of the manor, has illicit designs on Susanna’s...

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Premium Content Mohegan Sun hosts Cirque Dreams Revealed

 September 25, 2014; Updated: 12:13 pm

Cirque Dreams showcases its latest extravaganza of acrobatic daring and aerial artistry.

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Premium Content O’Neill center seeking submissions to NPC

 September 21, 2014; Updated: 4:45 pm

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center is accepting scripts for development during the 2015 National Playwrights Conference through Friday, Oct. 17.

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Premium Content "The Queue" dances into Conn College

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 2:27 pm

The dance-theater company Lucky Plush Productions takes its cue from waiting in a line at the airport for its inventive show.

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Premium Content "Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn" debuts as a stage musical at Goodspeed

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 1:57 pm

Talk about a hit parade: the numbers include “Happy Holiday,” “Easter Parade,” and “White Christmas.”

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Premium Content Goodspeed transforms 'Holiday Inn' for the stage

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 5:42 pm

A stage adaptation of the classic movie "Holiday Inn" enjoys its world premiere at Goodspeed Opera House

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Premium Content Time to Play! at local theaters

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 4:49 pm

The Connecticut Office of Tourism has announced that six of the state's flagship theaters will host a weekend of plays, musicals and theater events Oct. 23-26.The venues participating in the Play! in Connecticut Fall Theatre Festival...

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Premium Content Comedy times three; Kevin James at Mohegan Sun, Brad Garrett and Yakov Smirnoff at Foxwoods

 September 11, 2014; Updated: 12:13 pm

Let's play a name game.A trio of comedians are coming to the area this week - and none of them goes by his birth surname.We have Kevin James Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena, Brad Garrett Friday at Foxwoods' Grand Theater, and...

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Premium Content Krystal Livington plays Nina Simone at Miss Lottie's Cafe

 September 11, 2014; Updated: 12:13 pm

In an inspired concept, the Norwich Arts Center debuts a new cabaret series called Miss Lottie's Café - an occasional "Jazz Musical Theater Experience" featuring local musicians and actors replicating the performances of iconic artists...

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Premium Content Lewis Black takes rants on the road

 September 6, 2014; Updated: 6:10 pm

There are comedians who take the spinal surgeon approach to their work, spending weeks on the rhythm or punch line of a bit, gauging audience reactions and then calibrating delicately. And then there's Lewis Black.

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Premium Content Loud and clear: Lewis Black at Foxwoods

 September 4, 2014; Updated: 12:26 pm

Lewis Black is the King of Rants, the Sultan of Fury. He earned his TV stripes when a friend of his, Lizz Winstead, was working on "The Daily Show" and asked Black to do a weekly segment. Black's rants about any and every subject turned...

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Premium Content Chazz Palmintieri brings "A Bronx Tale" to Foxwoods

 September 4, 2014; Updated: 12:26 pm

You've got to give Chazz Palminteri credit. When the one-man stage show he wrote, "A Bronx Tale," started drawing moviemakers' interest, he held firm: he wouldn't sell unless he could star and write the screenplay.He won out. And he...

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Broadway season features Sting, Jackman and Peter Pan

 September 1, 2014; Updated: 6:50 pm

The coming Broadway season has something for everyone - a musical by Sting, a magician-filled SUV, the incomparable Hugh Jackman, the equally regal Helen Mirren, a musical set in a funeral parlor and not one, but two Gyllenhaals. Here's...

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Premium Content Dreaming of a white (trash) Christmas

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 3:46 pm

Who doesn't love a good trailer-park comedy?

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Premium Content Lightening up: Gabriel Iglesias at Foxwoods

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 11:43 am

Gabriel Iglesias is less of a man than he used to be.

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Premium Content A sparkling remake of La Cage aux Folles at Ivoryton Playhouse

 August 24, 2014; Updated: 1:02 pm

Gay couples and transvestites may no longer make a society that is legalizing gay marriage bat an eyelash, but in 1983, when it first hit Broadway, "La Cage aux Folles" was a bit shocking.

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Nice guy Andrew Rannells channels his inner Hedwig

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 5:27 pm

Andrew Rannells says he never dreamed of becoming a rock star while growing up. What he hoped for was a part on Broadway. Now he's getting both at the same time - and a load of mascara as well.

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Premium Content Behind the 'Burning'

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 6:21 pm

Derron Wood, executive artistic director of Flock Theatre, will speak on Friday, Aug. 22, at the Hempsted Houses in New London on the city's annual lampooning of Benedict Arnold and the development of the production. Flock has worked...

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Premium Content Molina's next play

 August 16, 2014; Updated: 4:14 pm

Alex Molina sees some distinct connections between football and acting - and he should know. He was a wide receiver at Waterford High School and the University of Connecticut and is now studying acting at Harvard.

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Premium Content Ron White brings the comedy to Mohegan Sun

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 3:41 pm

It's not gonna be easy to be a comedian this week.The loss of Robin Williams casts a huge pall over not just comedy and the entertainment industry, but of our whole society - and those who write and deliver punch lines for a living will...

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Premium Content Writers Block perform "Sincerely, The Streets"

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 3:41 pm

One of New London's finest resources is Writers Block Ink, a citywide program wherein students write and perform hip-hop- and dance-based theatrical productions that explore and illuminate social issues.Their latest play is called...

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Premium Content Ivoryton Playhouse presents "La Cage aux Folles"

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 3:41 pm

This show's a drag - in the best possible way. "La Cage aux Folles," on stage through Aug. 31 at Ivoryton Playhouse, revolves around a longtime couple who run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez. David Edwards plays Albin, who is the club's...

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