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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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Premium Content National Theatre of the Deaf returns to Hygienic

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 3:41 pm

The National Theatre of the Deaf is debuting its newest production - which it developed at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford - at the Hygienic Art Park in New London."A Show of Hands" really is just that: performers stand...

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Premium Content Flock Theatre presents "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 3:41 pm

Flock Theatre may be best-known for its Shakespeare productions, but the New London group is now going all Tennessee Williams, staging "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" starting Wednesday.The production, taking place in St. Mary Star of the Sea...

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Premium Content Bernardini to retire from Spirit of Broadway Theater

 August 13, 2014; Updated: 11:57 pm

Brett A. Bernardini, who founded the Spirit of Broadway Theater in Norwich 17 years ago, is retiring, the theater announced Wednesday. “It's just time for me to move on,” he said.

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Premium Content Flock Theatre casting young actors

 August 11, 2014; Updated: 2:02 am

Flock Theatre is currently holding auditions for child actors between the ages of 7 and 10 for the upcoming production of Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”

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Premium Content "Footloose" cuts loose in East Lyme

 August 7, 2014; Updated: 8:56 am

Editor's note: This corrects the performance times.

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Premium Content "Rent" takes to the stage in Waterford

 August 7, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

Shane Valle recalls someone once asking him this: if he could direct any musicals, what would they be? He answered, without hesitation, "Les Miserables" and "Rent."They have always been two of his favorite shows. In fact, he's seen "Rent"...

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Premium Content "Jack Tuesday: Fairy Tale Investigator" at East Lyme Puppetry Project

 August 7, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

The East Lyme Puppetry Project wraps up its summer season with a show Saturday titled "Jack Tuesday: Fairy Tale Investigator."Matt Leonard of Lionheart Puppet Company performs the piece at St. John's Episcopal Church in...

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Premium Content Beyond the 'Veil': Joseph Albano and Charles Frink revamp ballet

 August 5, 2014; Updated: 2:04 pm

In choreographer Joseph Albano and composer Charles Frink's new ballet, a minister dons a veil to preach about secret sin

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