Can’t get enough of Alexander Hamilton? Then head to the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford for more on the colorful Founding Father.
Back in 2009, Thomas Kail got more than an inkling that his friend Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new project was something special.
"So, what’s there to do in Putnam?” Quite a bit, actually.
Our new poet laureate, Margaret Gibson, wants to come to your town or city, go to your public library, park, art gallery or coffee shop, and engage you in a community dialogue.
What a year or two Taylor Mac has had.
The view from the Stonington Harbor Light is less expansive than normal. A thick fog has obscured much of the harbor, decreasing the view from what on a clear day would include three states to a mere few hundred yards. But despite and perhaps because of the fog, the view is achingly, hauntin…
In a small, nondescript building set back from the road along a strip of industrial warehouses in Waterbury, two brothers and their dad have carved out a successful product line recognized by a growing number of Major League Baseball players: the Tater Bat.
Also: UConn alum Forrest McClendon in Cabaret at the Connecticut Repertory Theater; Madison’s Juliet Brett on her role in FX's Fosse/Verdon; Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin at the Hartford Stage.
Milford calls itself a small city with a big heart. It’s also a beautiful seaside community with more miles of coastline than any town in the state. If it’s not home to you, it can start to feel that way in no time.
Christine Cummings and Todd Secki have put into action what Cummings calls “a shared passion for birds” by transforming their Killingworth property into a rehabilitation and education center for birds of prey.
The acclaimed actor brings his one-man show to the Bushnell on June 30; Cirque du Soleil comes to Hartford June 19-July 21; No Kids plays at the 24th International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven June 12-14.
There’s too much to see and do in Simsbury to fit it all in a single day, but I tried my hardest.
On Dec. 30, 1981, Fred Murolo went for a run. He has continued to do so daily, without missing one day, for more than 37 years.
The Tony Award winner who has played Eliza Doolittle and Melania Trump brings her songs and stories to Long Wharf, Marcos Santana is back In the Heights at Westport Country Playhouse, and the new musical The Flamingo Kid debuts at the Hartford Stage.
Black Rock is that rarest of gems anywhere, but particularly in Fairfield County: an affordable, walkable and liveable area on the water.
Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson keeps a guitar in his chambers, and it’s not just a memento left unused in the corner. “When I get stressed,” he says, “I pick it up and start playing. I try to play a little bit every day. It just puts you right in a zone; everything goes away.”
It’s hard to call anything in Greenwich, one of Connecticut’s best-known towns, a hidden gem, but the neighborhood of Old Greenwich is just that.
Tasha Caswell was walking between the shelves containing the film collection of the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford three years ago when she got a strong whiff of vinegar. She knew immediately what that odor meant.
Over the past year Tyler Green started a product line called Synthetic Simulation Systems. His goal is to help medical trainees, EMTs and others move away from working on dummies and replace them with his “super realistic” models.
Bensussen will be succeeding Darko Tresnjak June 1, becoming the first female artistic director to run a Tony Award-winning theater in Connecticut.
Frank Rizzo takes a look at happenings on the Connecticut theater scene this month.
First launching in 1938, Connecticut Magazine's predecessor, Connecticut Circle, was dedicated to selling the good life in the Nutmeg state.
Ridgefield residents describe their town as a best-of-both worlds destination. On one hand, it is a classic New England country town complete with stone walls, historic buildings and a beautiful town green. On the other, it’s only a short train ride or an hour-and-change drive to New York Ci…
To get a sense of his personal taste, we asked incoming artistic directory Jacob G. Padrón to choose a handful of works that have made significant impressions on him.
Colin Caplan was raised on New Haven pizza, and he has never lost his deep affection and desire for what’s now recognized, he proudly notes, as “the best in the world.”
Martin Podskoch wants to get us out of our habit of visiting the same old places in our state and instead “take the road less traveled.”
The title character of the song joins the grouping of very short plays that make up Christmas on the Rocks, now in its sixth year at Hartford’s TheaterWorks.
Christopher Wigren doesn’t want people to merely read his new book, Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places. He hopes we will go out and see for ourselves the state’s rich variety of sites and even discover some we never knew existed. Perhaps even some that didn’t make it into the book.
Also: Showstopper Lillias White in concert at Norwalk's Wall Street Theater, and Austin Pendleton brings a searing new play to the Westport Country Playhouse.
One hundred years ago, after much debate, misgivings and opposition, the Connecticut State Farm for Women, set up in a collection of cottages in the fields of Niantic, opened its doors to 12 inmates.
Becca Blackwell refuses to be pigeonholed; Charise Castro Smith has a world-premiere play at the Yale Rep; John Scherer on musical escapism at the Goodspeed.
Connecticut’s new state troubadour is not just another “folkie” like those who preceded her. And she is the first African-American solo artist to be chosen for the position.
Before there was Hamilton, the hit In the Heights set the stage for the creative team's success; between Broadway and Hollywood, Cynthia Erivo is making a stop in Ridgefield; Bess Wohl on working with kids in her new play.
A chat with the wardrobe supervisor for The Lion King, plus Peter Dinklage as Cyrano and Ed Dixon stars in Georgie.
Scott Freiman says he loves it when he reveals to people “tidbits” about the Beatles “and I hear that gasp from the audience because I’ve told them something they didn’t know.”
Noticing hearses periodically going past the window of his converted condominium in an 1865 house that overlooks New Haven’s historic and picturesque Wooster Square, Steve Hamm had an epiphany.
When Nick LaMedica first played the lead character of the anxiety-ridden Jason in Robert Askins’ Hand to God, his co-star, Tyrone, would often steal scenes.
Howland Blackiston is always eager to talk about “my passionate hobby” and “my love affair with honey bees.”
Mauricio Martinez may not be a major name in entertainment to some, but to others the Mexican actor and recording artist is muy caliente.
Documentary filmmaker Karyl Evans, who says she “wanted to give voice to women,” found a fitting person to focus on for her latest film, The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand.
Mary Michael Patterson was just born when The Phantom of the Opera opened on Broadway 30 years ago. Now the actress is touring in the show’s sequel, Love Never Dies, which plays Hartford’s Bushnell May 29 to June 3.
When I first call Ray Figlewski at his home in Branford, he says, “It’s hard for me to run these days; my balance is gone” because of Parkinson’s disease. Then he adds, “It’s tough. But it can be dealt with.”
Don’t lose faith, America. The millennials are coming.
A Very Hamilton Christmas
“People are going crazy over it,” Kristin Chenoweth told me over the phone from a break in the filming of an episode of the CBS comedy Mom.
Of course you’re sick of people talking about making deals. Let’s not make a deal today. Let’s get a deal. They’re out there, in all their magnificence, for people young (students), old (seniors) and throwback studious (library card holders).
Duo Dickinson and Steve Culpepper didn’t want to write a basic history of New England. Instead they decided to co-write a “tapestry” of the people, places and homes they find interesting and that make this region of the country unique.
It’s amazing what a small group of dedicated and skilled volunteers can accomplish to showcase their love of model trains.
Think of Adam Pascal, and thoughts spring to mind of the romantic roles he’s played in such musicals as Rent or Aida or his more dramatic turns in Cabaret and Memphis or his sensitive rock persona as a solo rock artist.