April 14, 2014
Goodspeed Opens 2014 Season With Sox-Twisted ‘Damn Yankees’
While the Red Sox and Yankees were duking it out in the Bronx on Friday, the pinstripe vs. Beantown rivalry was also going on in East Haddam as Goodspeed opened for its 2014 season with the musical classic, “Damn Yankees.” In deference to a state that is divided between the two teams... Read More
April 9, 2014
Classic baseball musical gets a New England makeover
The Boston Red Sox have replaced the long-vanished Washington Senators in the revised version of "Damn Yankees" that opens the 2014 season at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam. Joe DiPietro, who won a Tony for his "Memphis" book in 2010, did the tweaking of the original script. In addition to shifting the setting from... Read More
March 5, 2014
CAST ANNOUNCED FOR GOODSPEED’S DAMN YANKEES
East Haddam, Conn.: Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2014 season at the Goodspeed Opera House with the home run hit Damn Yankees. Goodspeed brings a unique New England flavor to its production, setting it in 1955 Boston and... Read More ...
February 25, 2014
GOODSPEED WRITERS' COLONY PROVIDES DEDICATED ENVIRONMENT FOR MUSICAL WRITERS
To an outsider it may have looked like a typical vacation rental. Several bedrooms, a compact kitchen, an open living room and dining area, a huge flat screen TV on the wall. But when Stacey Luftig, Phillip Palmer and Jennie Redling arose one cold February morning, they knew that leisure time was not on their agenda. Read More
January 10, 2014
PLANS ANNOUNCED FOR GOODSPEED LEADERSHIP TRANSITION
EAST HADDAM, CONN.: Goodspeed Musicals’ Board of Trustees announced today that a change in leadership will occur at the theatre after the 2014 season. Michael Price, who has led the organization for 45 years, has decided to retire from the position of Executive Director at the end of 2014 but will remain active with Goodspeed in advisory and fundraising roles through 2016. Read More ...
December 30, 2013
FIFTY YEARS OF MUSICAL THEATER: GOOD TIMES AT THE GOODSPEED IN EAST HADDAM
As I drove across the East Haddam swing bridge, car tires rumbling over the open grate, it was hard to imagine that the 19th-century Goodspeed Opera House – looking like a wedding cake on the Connecticut River – was anything but a place for musical theater. Read more
December 17, 2013
GOODSPEED’S 9th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
The Ninth 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 17, at the Goodspeed... Read More ...
November 15, 2013
The New York Times
Love in the time before the internet
It’s been noted that in the age of cellphones, the romance between Romeo and Juliet would not end in tragedy. But add the Internet to the plot of “The Most Happy Fella,” and the romance never happens. An immigrant farmer might still be... Read more
November 1, 2013
a 'happy' experience at goodspeed
"The Most Happy Fella" is like a breath of fresh air - a breath of wine-scented, Italian-accented, Goodspeed-fabulous fresh air.Goodspeed Musicals' latest is a warmhearted triumph... Read More...
October 28, 2013
GOODSPEED HOLDS AUDITIONS FOR LOCAL ACTORS
East Haddam, Conn.: Goodspeed Musicals is holding local adult Equity auditions for its 2014 season, on Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in East Haddam, Connecticut. Read More ...
October 22, 2013
'snapshots' uses schwartz songbook to tell new story
Like so many other musicals, the new show at the Norma Terris Theatre -- "Snapshots" -- has been in development for a very long time. In this case, more than 20 years. David Stern was working as... Read more
October 1, 2013
Goodspeed Announces Home Run Season!
East Haddam, Conn.: Two time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals, continues its tradition of producing exceptional, Broadway caliber musicals in 2014 with a triple play that’s sure to thrill theatergoers Read More ...
September 30, 2013
The New York Times
at theatre companies, playing the part of real estate agent
Theater companies and stage productions around the country are often obliged to house actors, directors and others from out of town. In some instances, it is... Read More
September 17, 2013
The Westfield News
abbondanza! The most happy fella at goodspeed
In between “Guys and Dolls” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”, Frank Loesser wrote book, music, and lyrics to the vibrant “The Most Happy Fella”, a romance set in the vineyards of Napa Valley. Goodspeed Musicals ends its 50th Anniversary season with... Read More...
September 17, 2013
delange orchestrates goodspeed' 'most happy fella'
Dan DeLange has been the orchestrator for 36 Goodspeed productions over the past 13 years - and each has been distinctly different. Read More...
August 28, 2013
KAREN MASON AND MARK JACOBY LEAD THE CAST OF GOODSPEED MUSICALS’ SNAPSHOTS: A MUSICAL SCRAPBOOK
Goodspeed Musicals has put together an incredible cast for Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook a heartwarming, multi-decade musical about the tribulations and triumphs of love featuring Stephen Schwartz’s beloved songs from his most popular Broadway musicals including Pippin, Wicked and Godspell. This captivating new work Read More ...
August 9, 2013
'hello, dolly' a must-see this summer
No matter what your summer travel plans may be, I urge you to make a detour to the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn., for a joyously sensational revival of Jerry Herman's 1964 mega hit musical "Hello, Dolly!" Read more
August 7, 2013
SPARKLING CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
NEW PRODUCTION WILL COMPLETE GOODSPEED’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON. This Robust Vintage Favorite of Goodspeed Audiences Returns to the Goodspeed Opera House Stage September 20 Read More ...