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Goodspeed Opera House reopens with 'A Grand Night'

Performers rehearse for Goodspeed Musicals’ “A Grand Night For Singing: A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein,” which opens Friday. (Photo by Diane Sobolewski)

Goodspeed Musicals has had great success with its outdoor concerts and shows — the theater’s way of pivoting after the pandemic began. Now, though, what Goodspeed fans have been waiting for is going to happen: audiences can go inside the iconic Opera House and see a show live...

Franklins do Steely Dan and more Saturday in the Phoenix

The Franklin Brother Band returns to the Phoenix in Pawcatuck Saturday for an evening of Steely Dan tunes, originals and more — including an appearance by Braiden Sunshine.

Roger McGuinn plays The Kate Saturday

Roger McGuinn (Charles Sykes, Invision/AP)

Former Byrds leader Roger McGuinn performs songs from across his career at The Kate Saturday.

Allysen Callery brings 'ghost folk' to the Knick Thursday

Allysen Callery (Contributed)

East Providence singer-songwriter Allysen Callery performs her distinctive brand of ghost folk at the Knic's Tap Room.

Actor L. Steven Taylor is the king behind 'The Lion King'

This image released by Disney Theatrical Productions shows the cast during a performance of

“Six months has turned into 16 years. The show just kept kind of pulling me back, calling me back. It’s home for me.”

The Commodores, War, Village People share the bill at Foxwoods

The Commodores (Contributed)

I know, I know. The triumvirate playing Foxwoods Friday might not have a lot of original members left in their band lineups, but let’s face it, people go to concerts to hear the greatest hits. And the one-two-three punch of The Commodores, War, and The Village People means audiences...

Plywood Cowboy kicks off new Friday Night Folk season

Plywood Cowboys (Kim Tyler Photography)

Americana group Plywood Cowboy appears in the first Friday Night Folk concert of the season at New London's All Souls.

The Kate hosts Karla Bonoff in concert

Karla Bonoff (Gary Lambert)

Karla Bonoff has a rich, beautiful voice, sure, but she’s best known for her songwriting. Linda Ronstadt recorded a number of Bonoff-penned tunes, including three for her classic 1976 album “Hasten Down the Wind” (including “Someone to Lay Down Beside...

Review: Colson Whitehead’s loving 1960s-era homage to noir and NYC

This image released by Doubleday shows a portrait of Colson Whitehead, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead is out with a new book, “Harlem Shuffle,” a loving tribute to hard-boiled crime fiction set in Harlem in the early 1960s

Ivoryton Playhouse opens 'The Porch on Windy Hill'

David Lutken (Contributed)

Area theater fans know David Lutken from leading performances in “Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie” at the Ivoryton Playhouse and as Will Rogers in “The Will Rogers Follies” at the Goodspeed Opera House. He is at the Ivoryton again with a new work,...




Arrr! The Thimble Islands’ best treasure isn’t buried

Only 23 of the Thimbles are inhabited, some with only one house and others with multiple dwellings, bringing the total number of residences to 81

Mutineers and missionaries

William Lay was trapped on a sparsely populated island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, over 7,000 miles (as the crow flies) from Saybrook.