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.
Frank Rizzo has covered the arts-entertainment scene in Connecticut since disco reigned in the ’70s, including nearly 34 years writing for The Hartford Courant. Email him at FrRiz@aol.com. Follow him on Twitter @ShowRiz.
Alasdair Neale will officially take over as music director and conductor of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, the fourth oldest in the country, July 1, shortly after he is introduced to the community at a free concert on the New Haven Green on June 22.
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.
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.
These days, the author and part-time Connecticut resident is all about the simple goodness of dishes that don’t require the expertise of a master chef and endless hours of preparation.
Bensussen will be succeeding Darko Tresnjak June 1, becoming the first female artistic director to run a Tony Award-winning theater in Connecticut.
The iconic stars of Barney Miller and I Dream of Jeannie discuss missed opportunities, love at first sight and loving their TV characters.
Playwright Karen Hartman was “inspired” by the landmark labor case and describes the play as “an imaginative response to transcripts, interviews, and the many histories of New Haven.”
Frank Rizzo takes a look at happenings on the Connecticut theater scene this month.