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Monday, June 17, 2024

Connecticut the proving ground for many writers, designers who won 2024 Tony Awards by Christopher Arnott

Many of the Broadway theater artists who won at the 2024 Tony Awards on Sunday night have honed their crafts in Connecticut.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 02:40PM
Sunday, June 16, 2024

CT holds special spot in heart of ‘Funny Girl’ star performing this week at The Bushnell by Christopher Arnott

Katerina McCrimmon, who appeared in "Ah, Wilderness!" at Harford Stage in 2021, returns to Connecticut as the star of the national tour of "Funny Girl" at The Bushnell June 18-23.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM

Immersive ‘Luminaria’ brings light, dance and visual excitement to the Warner Theater by Christopher Arnott

Carolyn Paine and Ryan Glista's "Luminaria" is an immersive multimedia art experiment which is being applied to a variety of different events at the Warner Theatre in Torrington.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Show your Pride with the Fab 5 or rock out with John Fogerty this week in CT arts by Christopher Arnott

The Courant's arts picks for June 16-22 also feature Niall Horan, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Cedric the Entertainer, Nikki Glaser, Tokischa and the Hartbeat Music Festival.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Friday, June 14, 2024

Playhouse on Park’s 2024-25 season offers ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’ several premieres, stop/time finale by Christopher Arnott

Playhouse on Park's 2024-2025 season includes premieres of a Jacques Lamarre comedy, a musical about ugly Christmas sweaters and an off-Broadway hit about the filming of "Jaws."

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Theater review: Lisa Kron’s ‘2.5 Minute Ride’ an emotional roller coaster at Hartford Stage by Christopher Arnott

Lisa Kron's monologue about family relations, cultural shifts and love is reinvigorated by actor Lena Kaminsky and director Zoë Golub-Sass at Hartford Stage.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

The O’Neill presents a balmy, creative summer of new plays, musicals, puppet shows and cabarets by Christopher Arnott

From "Horsegirl and Cowdaddy" to "Soft Magical Tofu Boys" to unique puppet performances and first-time-out cabaret acts, the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center offers dozens of new works this sum…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 11:38AM

Out Film’s Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival celebrates Pride Month with dozens of features, shorts by Christopher Arnott

Out Film CT's 37th annual Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival begins Friday and runs through June 22 at Cinestudio at Trinity College.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 10:17AM
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Theater review: ‘The Diaries of Adam & Eve’ brings Mark Twain satire to life at Legacy Theatre by Christopher Arnott

Mark Twain's amusing retelling of the Bible legend of Adam and Eve gets a straightforward production at Branford's Legacy Theatre through Sunday.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 09:34AM
Monday, June 10, 2024

Theater review: TheaterWorks’ ‘Sandra’ is a stunning multi-faceted tale of personal growth by Christopher Arnott

David Cale's one-person drama "Sandra" is beautifully captured by actor Felicia Curry, director Jared Mezzocchi and a very involved team of designers at TheaterWorks through June 23.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 10:29AM
Sunday, June 9, 2024

Multimillion-dollar film shooting in CT as husband-wife duo move major production company to state by Christopher Arnott

Chair 10 Productions, a film production services company, was started by married L.A. producers who moved to Connecticut. Their first project, "Summerhouse," is filming this month.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM

‘South Pacific’ seeks to honor tradition and add modern insight at Goodspeed Opera House by Christopher Arnott

The last time we saw Danielle Wade on the Goodspeed Opera House stage, the musical theater star was nimbly leaping from floor to table and executing other extraordinary dance moves in “Sum…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Saturday, June 8, 2024

International Festival of Arts & Ideas features everything from Shakespeare to Samara Joy by Christopher Arnott

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven offers dozens of events featuring performers, writers, artists and scholars. Here are some of the highlights.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM

Legendary artists Stevie Nicks and Bonnie Raitt headline rockin’ week in CT arts by Christopher Arnott

The Courant's arts picks for June 9-15 include Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Feid, Tank, Rob49, classical concerts, a poetry reading and much more.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Friday, June 7, 2024

John Crist brings his clean comedy from the South to the Shubert by Christopher Arnott

Southern-born comedian John Crist, who has a special knack for reading a crowd, is bringing his brand of funny to the Shubert Theatre in New Haven on Sunday.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 01:55PM
Thursday, June 6, 2024

Keanu Reeves’ band Dogstar returning to Connecticut in August by Christopher Arnott

Dogstar, the rock trio featuring Keanu Reeves on bass, will be back in Connecticut in August, performing at Foxwoods' Great Cedar Showroom.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 02:28PM
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Theater review: Playhouse on Park’s ‘Toni Stone’ a layered portrait of a Black baseball pioneer by Christopher Arnott

There are a lot of wonderful plays about baseball. "Toni Stone" at Playhouse on Park through June 16 is more than fit enough to join that team.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 10:57AM
Sunday, June 2, 2024

‘Munch and Kirshner: Anxiety and Expression’ a stunning yet sad exhibit at Yale University Art Gallery by Christopher Arnott

The Yale University Art Gallery's “Munch and Kirshner: Anxiety and Expression” exhibit, on view through June 23, highlights the artists' works during existential crises.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM

Connecticut Summerfest features contemporary composers premiering new works by Christopher Arnott

Connecticut Summerfest offers free indoor concerts featuring contemporary classical musicians playing new works June 7-11 at the Hartt School in West Hartford.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Saturday, June 1, 2024

CT features musical menagerie of Jack Antonoff’s band Bleachers and the metal mayhem of GWAR by Christopher Arnott

The Courant's arts picks for June 2-8 include Jack Antonoff's band Bleachers, Broadway star Alex Newell, comedy monologuist Mike Birbiglia and the marauding metal band GWAR.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Friday, May 31, 2024

High-energy comedian Katt Williams returning to XL Center in Hartford during 2025 tour by Christopher Arnott

A May 17, 2025 date has been announced for the XL Center as part of comedian Katt Williams' new "Heaven on Earth" tour.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 12:00PM

Theater review: ‘A Complicated Woman’ an old-fashioned musical sensitive to modern trans issues by Christopher Arnott

"A Complicated Woman," a musical about a real-life theater producer who lived as both a man and a woman, is being workshopped at the Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Theater review: A different kind of ‘Beetlejuice’ has its own odd charms at The Bushnell by Christopher Arnott

The musical version of "Beetlejuice" takes a lot of liberties with the beloved movie's story and characters but has its own special live energy and charm.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 02:33PM

Rita Moreno dishes on acting career, upcoming CT appearance and if Broadway return is in the stars by Christopher Arnott

Living legend Rita Moreno is the keynote speaker at this year's United Way Women United event on June 6 at the Connecticut Convention Center.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Monday, May 27, 2024

TheaterWorks Hartford ends season with ‘Sandra,’ a multimedia, 29-character one-person show by Christopher Arnott

The final show of TheaterWorks Hartford's current season is David Cale's "Sandra," directed by Jared Mezzocchi and starring Felicia Curry as Sandra as well as 28 other characters.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Sunday, May 26, 2024

Lisa Kron’s ‘2.5 Minute Ride’ returns to Hartford Stage after 22 years with new production by Christopher Arnott

Lisa Kron performed her autobiographical one-person show "2.5 Minute Ride" at Hartford Stage in 2002. The Holocaust-themed piece returns to Hartford with a new feel May 30 to June 23.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ winner Sasha Velour brings lavish and lively history of drag to The Bushnell by Christopher Arnott

"RuPaul's Drag Race" winner and international drag star Sasha Velour brings a live show based on her book "The Big Reveal: An Illustrated Manifesto of Drag" to The Bushnell on June 1.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Saturday, May 25, 2024

Get ready to Stomp, shread with Slaughter or sing with Romeo Santos this week in CT arts by Christopher Arnott

The Courant's arts picks for May 26 through June 1 include the Hartford's Got Talent finale, comedians Bobcat Goldthwait and Michael Yo and a trio of famous guitar metal acts.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Friday, May 24, 2024

Beloved fair that draws thousands outgrows location, seeks permanent home. ‘We want Connecticut.’ by Christopher Arnott

A Connecticut fair has put out a call for land where it can stage its annual event. Due to substantial growth, organizers say they need at least 65 acres.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin presents her ‘Unfinished Love Story’ at Mark Twain House & Museum by Christopher Arnott

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will discusses her new memoir at a special event with Gov. Ned Lamont on May 29 at the Mark Twain House & Museum.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 05:01PM

Riverfront Recapture unveils summer schedule of music, regattas, food, and fun by Christopher Arnott

Riverfront Recapture opens its 2024 summer season of music festivals, food festivals, holiday celebrations and other events and activities on the first week of June.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 09:50AM

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