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Premium Content It’s all about variety at United Theatre

 July 13, 2014; Updated: 5:25 pm

The United Theatre in Westerly presents the Vaudeville Variety Show on Friday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. Acts from across Rhode Island will perform an evening of specialty acts celebrating the roaring '20s.

The Chifferobe Tropigals of...

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Premium Content This week at the O'Neill

 July 10, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

In addion to the gala celebrating the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 50th anniversary, which begins at 6 p.m. Friday in the center's sunken garden, the center continues offering staged readings this week.

The readings are all at the...

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Premium Content Goodspeed stages "Fiddler on the Roof" for the first time

 July 7, 2014; Updated: 5:03 pm

For the longest time, Goodspeed Executive Director Michael P. Price was wary of staging the classic musical "Fiddler on the Roof" in the intimate Goodspeed Opera House.

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Premium Content GRT holds ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ auditions

 July 7, 2014; Updated: 4:59 pm

Groton Regional Theatre (GRT) will be holding auditions for the Tennessee Williams drama "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 14, and Wednesday, July 16, at the auditorium in the Groton Senior Center auditorium, 102 Newtown Road...

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Premium Content A killer musical: Duo develops "The White City" at O'Neill conference

 July 5, 2014; Updated: 3:05 pm

You could say that Henry Howard Holmes was the personification of the phrase "evil genius." A doctor living in Chicago in 1893, when the city hosted the World's Fair, he built what has since been described as a murder castle. Holmes...

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Premium Content Spirit of Broadway Theater presents "Benedict Arnold: The Musical"

 July 3, 2014; Updated: 1:55 pm

The Spirit of Broadway Theater is staging the debut production of "Benedict Arnold: The Musical" - a piece that is the Norwich theater's first commission.

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Premium Content This week at the O'Neill ...

 July 3, 2014; Updated: 1:18 pm

The O'Neill's National Playwrights Conference and National Music Theater Conference continue their run, with this week's performances listed below. Staged readings are at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford.

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Monty Python shows aim for Jagger-like energy jolt

 July 1, 2014; Updated: 4:48 pm

The members of Monty Python are aiming to move like Jagger in their live farewell shows.

The five surviving Pythons have reunited for 10 dates at London's 15,000-seat O2 Arena starting Tuesday. It's a fast-paced comic revue that requires...

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Premium Content Join the Ivoryton Players

 June 30, 2014; Updated: 6:30 pm

The Ivoryton Playhouse presents a new program, The Ivoryton Players, starting Monday, July 18. Participants will learn about professional theater while preparing and rehearsing for a staged reading with the performance on Dec. 9 on the Ivoryton...

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Premium Content Bernstein named head of National Music Theater Institute

 June 29, 2014; Updated: 2:58 pm

Rachel Jett, artistic director of the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, has named director, playwright and book writer Jonathan Bernstein as the artistic head of the institute's new program, the National...

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Premium Content Gardens are the focus of TalkStory production

 June 26, 2014; Updated: 2:23 pm

Nine short new plays, all written to be performed in a garden, will get just that starting tonight in the Shaw Mansion garden in New London.

The production, titled "Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang (The Garden Showcase)," is from...

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Premium Content Goodspeed presents "Fiddler on the Roof"

 June 26, 2014; Updated: 2:23 pm

Raising the 'Roof': Goodspeed Musicals is producing "Fiddler on the Roof," a show that is marking its 50th anniversary. When the musical premiered back then on Broadway, it ran for more than 3,000 performances and won nine Tony...

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Premium Content Playwrights and music theater conferences start at O'Neill

 June 26, 2014; Updated: 2:23 pm

The summer season at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford kicks into high gear this week. Staged readings begin on Saturday for National Music Theater Conference, with performances for the National Playwrights Conference starting...

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Premium Content O’Neill center names hall for Hensons

 June 20, 2014; Updated: 4:52 pm

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center recently announced the naming of the Jim & Jane Henson Rehearsal Hall, honoring the Hensons’ lifetime of commitment to the O’Neill’s National Puppetry Conference and the...

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Premium Content Puppeteers perform at the O'Neill

 June 19, 2014; Updated: 12:52 pm

The summer season at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford has begun, and it's showcasing its first performances this weekend. That's when the always-inventive National Puppetry Conference puts its artists' creations in the...

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Premium Content Groton Regional Theater presents the comic musical "The Wedding Singer"

 June 19, 2014; Updated: 12:52 pm

After performing such wildly disparate musicals as "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," "Rocky Horror Show" and "Annie" over the past few years, Groton Regional Theater is getting into the song-and-dance spirit again. It's producing...

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Premium Content Julianne and Derek Hough dance into Mohegan Sun

 June 19, 2014; Updated: 12:52 pm

A little song, a little dance ...

Or, in the case of Julianne and Derek Hough, it'll be a lot of both when they perform Sunday at Mohegan Sun.

The brother-and-sister dancing phenoms are out with their Move Live On Tour. As you'd...

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Premium Content Flock Theatre presents special performance of ‘Romeo & Juliet’

 June 18, 2014; Updated: 4:43 pm

Flock Theatre will present a dinner theatre performance of its production of "Romeo & Juliet" on Saturday, June 21, at The Thames Club in New London. A cash bar at 5:30 p..m. and dinner at 6 p.m. will be provided prior to the...

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Premium Content Ten years later, Whiteway is at center stage

 June 17, 2014; Updated: 6:05 pm

O'Neill executive director ready for big anniversary year

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Premium Content Whiteway joins Tony nominating committee

 June 13, 2014; Updated: 6:19 pm

Preston Whiteway, the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's executive director, has been named part of the Tony Awards' Nominating Committee for the 2014-2015 Broadway season.

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Premium Content Gilbert Gottfried performs at Mohegan Sun

 June 12, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

For many people, just hearing Gilbert Gottfried's strident but whiney voice is the equivalent of torching up a Flammenwerfer 35 flame-thrower and roasting one's own foot.

But, when you get down to it, the comic's whole act is based...

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Premium Content Jenny McCarthy brings "Dirty Sexy Funny" to Mohegan Sun

 June 12, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

If you think Jenny McCarthy is too reserved and genteel on "The View," have we got the show for you.

McCarthy is anchoring a line-up of take-no-prisoners female comedians in "Dirty Sexy Funny," which plays Mohegan Sun's Uncas...

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Premium Content Auburn in residence during National Playwrights Conference

 June 10, 2014; Updated: 6:43 pm

Playwright David Auburn will join Sam Hunter as writers-in-residence during the 50th annual National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.

Auburn's "Lost Lake" was developed during the 2013 conference. He is best...

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Audra McDonald makes Tony history; Bryan Cranston wins

 June 9, 2014; Updated: 11:40 pm

New York — The murderous romp "A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder" has gotten a lot of love at the Tony Awards — it nabbed the best new musical trophy on a night that saw Audra McDonald,...

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Premium Content Stephen Trask reflects on the "Hedwig" revival

 June 6, 2014; Updated: 4:48 pm

In terms of geography, Manhattan's "Great White Way" - the rote but revered nickname for the Broadway Theater District - encompasses Times Square and runs from 42nd Street to 53rd Street.

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