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January 20, 2015
46 Writers Head to 3rd Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony

EAST HADDAM, CONN.:In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 46 established and emerging writers, composers and lyricists will converge on the Goodspeed campus later this month to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 25 new musicals... Read More
 

January 17, 2015
Goodspeed Musicals Will Produce Three Brand New Musicals at The Norma Terris Theatre in 2015
EAST HADDAM, CONN.: Today at Goodspeed’s 10th annual Festival of New Musicals, the two-time Tony Award-winning theatre announced plans for three new musicals to be produced at The Norma Terris Theatre in 2015. Read More

 
December 17, 2014
GOODSPEED’S 10th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
East Haddam, Conn.,: The 10th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals, produced by Goodspeed Musicals’ Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre, kicks off its much-anticipated three day festival of brand-new works on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Goodspeed Opera House... Read More
 
November 18, 2014
GOODSPEED ANNOUNCES MICHAEL GENNARO AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
After an extensive national search, Goodspeed Musicals’ Board of Trustees announced today that they have selected Michael Gennaro as the new Executive Director of the two-time Tony Award-winning theater. Read More
 
November 10, 2014
Irving Berlin’s HOLIDAY INN EXTENDED AGAIN DUE TO UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND
Now playing through DECEMBER 28TH Read More
 
October 28, 2014
GOODSPEED MUSICALS ANNOUNCES 2015 SEASON
World premiere of The Honeymooners, a new musical comedy based on the legendary cbs television series, and two beloved classics, Guys and Dolls & La Cage aux Folles Read more
 
October 20, 2014
Examiner
This re-envisioned for the theatre production of “Holiday Inn” will not only please everyone who’s a fan of the Bing Crosby-Fred Astaire classic, but will surely charm approaching the material for the first time. Read more
 
October 20, 2014
The Reminder
The world premier of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn is a dazzling and delightful finish to the Goodspeed Opera House's 50th anniversary season as well as an impressive finale to Michael Price's 46-years tenure as its executive director. Read more
 
October 19, 2014
Two on the Aisle
Gordon Greenberg has done a fine job directing this piece. But the it is one specific piece of choreography by Denis Jones almost stops the show. Read more
 
October 17, 2014
Variety
The Connecticut farmstead setting in “Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn” isn’t the only thing that receives a makeover in this charmer of a tuner preeming at Goodspeed Musicals’ Opera House (and produced in association with Universal Stage Prods.). The 1942 movie musical that starred Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire gets an impressive and stylish re-do, too. Read more
 
October 16, 2014
Hartford Courant
behind the scenes of 'circus in winter' at goodspeed's chester
Running away to join the circus is one of the great romantic ideals. "The Circus in Winter," a new musical about how circus folk spend their downtime, has run away from Indiana to seek fame and fortune on the East Coast. Read more
 
October 16, 2014
The Westfield News
 Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, the current Goodspeed Musicals offering, is an evening of show-stopping dance numbers, some great Irving Berlin standards, a fun book, fantastic performances, costumes for days, and an entertainment quotient of 150 percent. Read more
 
September 12, 2014
CAST ANNOUNCED FOR GOODSPEED’S THE CIRCUS IN WINTER
East Haddam, Conn.: Goodspeed Musicals marks thirty years of fresh, innovative, and original new musicals at its Norma Terris Theatre with a riveting production of The Circus in Winter. Read More
 
August 8, 2014
CAST ANNOUNCED FOR WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL!
EAST HADDAM, CONN.: It's time to celebrate! Goodspeed Musicals announces a top-notch cast for its brand new, world premiere musical, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. The much-anticipated production will run from September 19 through November 30. Read More
 

July 25, 2014
The Day
goodspeed stages a fine 'fiddler'
Goodspeed Musicals is producing "Fiddler on the Roof," which it never has before. This Rob Ruggiero-directed version is all that you'd hope it would be. Read more

 

July 21, 2014
Critics at Large
a classic musical
Rob Ruggiero’s production of Fiddler on the Roof refurbishes the great Broadway show for a more intimate space without sacrificing its dramatic power, the musicality of its Jerry Bock-Sheldon Harnick score, or the breadth of Joseph Stein’s book. Read more

 
July 17, 2014
The Westfield News
"fiddler on the roof" at goodspeed
The tiny Goodspeed stage is transformed into a Russian village set with birch forest and rough wooden houses in Michael Schweikardt.’s ingenious sets. Read more
 
July 17, 2014
Hartford Courant
Goodspeed's 'Fiddler on the Roof' a Fitting Tribute
It's one of Goodspeed's finest and most intimate productions, treating the show not as an institutionalized classic but, miracle of miracles, rather as a vital and human story of family, faith and a simple man's struggle with a fast-changing world. Read more
 
May 14, 2014
FIRST TIME AT GOODSPEED: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - A FAMILY “TRADITION!”
EAST HADDAM, CONN.: Goodspeed Musicals will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof with an inspiring new production beginning June 27th at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Fiddler on the Roof will be sponsored by The Shops at Mohegan Sun. Read more
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