|August 4, 2016
GOODSPEED ANNOUNCES CAST OF "CHASING RAINBOWS" A Brand-New Musical about Judy Garland
East Haddam, Conn.: Goodspeed is thrilled to announce the cast of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, a brand-new musical that chronicles a time before “Meet Me in St. Louis,” “Easter Parade,” and “A Star is Born”—a time when Judy Garland was simply, “the girl with the great big voice.” Filled with many beloved songs sung by Judy Garland throughout her career, Chasing Rainbows... Read More ...
|June 28, 2016
CAST ANNOUNCED FOR A SIGN OF THE TIMES
East Haddam, Conn.: This is the story of Cindy, a 20-something whose dreams are bigger than her Midwestern hometown will allow. Set against the backdrop of New York City in the 1960s –women’s liberation, the civil rights movement, and protests of the Vietnam war–Cindy searches for her place in the world. Read More ...
|May 17, 2016
GOODSPEED ANNOUNCES CAST OF THE ELVIS-INSPIRED HIT BYE BYE BIRDIE
East Haddam, Conn.: The exuberant cast of Bye Bye Birdie will “spread sunshine all over the place” in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. Read More ...
|May 13, 2016
Goodspeed to Honor Two-Time Tony Award-Winning Star Chita Rivera
Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that legendary performer Chita Rivera will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. Read More
|April 14, 2016
GOODSPEED'S ANYTHING GOES DIRECTOR LIKES BREAKING NORMS
When Daniel Goldstein was asked the direct "Anything Goes" at the Goodspeed Opera House, he didn't feel "anything goes" about it. He had conditions. Read more
|April 12, 2016
CAST ANNOUNCED FOR GOODSPEED MUSICALS' The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd
East Haddam, Conn.: Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint — The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be... Read More ...
|February 24, 2016
CAST ANNOUNCED FOR ANYTHING GOES
East Haddam, Conn.: All Aboard! Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2016 season at The Goodspeed with the Broadway hit Anything Goes. You’ll get a kick out of this dance-filled musical comedy running April 8 – June 16 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. Read More
|December 3, 2015
GOODSPEED’S 11th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
East Haddam, Conn.: The 11th 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 15, 2016 at the Goodspeed Opera House... Read More
|October 27, 2015
By Popular Demand-A WONDERFUL LIFE extended one week
8 PERFORMANCES ADDED! A WONDERFUL LIFE now playing through December 6. Read More
|October 12, 2015
GOODSPEED HOLDS AUDITIONS FOR LOCAL ACTORS
Goodspeed Musicals is holding local Equity auditions for its 2016 season, on Sunday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in East Haddam, Conn. Read More
|October 5, 2015
GOODSPEED MUSICALS ANNOUNCES FIVE PRODUCTIONS PLANNED FOR 2016
East Haddam, Conn.: For the first time in its 53 year history, two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals is offering a Two Theatre - Five Show Package. Today Michael Gennaro, Goodspeed’s Executive Director, announced the five fantastic shows set for 2016. Read More
|September 9, 2015
BOOT STOMPIN’ NEW MUSICAL BY TONY AWARD NOMINEE ELIZABETH A. DAVIS
East Haddam, Conn.: Based on a true story, Indian Joe, a new musical about discovering the true meaning of family, will inspire Goodspeed audiences this fall. An acoustic powerhouse cast of actor-musicians will weave a tuneful tale that beats with pure American heart and soul. Read More
|August 6, 2015
GOODSPEED’S HEARTWARMING FAMILY-FRIENDLY MUSICAL 'A WONDERFUL LIFE' BEGINS SEPTEMBER 18 AT THE GOODSPEED OPERA HOUSE
East Haddam, Conn.: Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo and Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick’s uplifting musical A Wonderful Life reminds us how one person’s life can touch that of so many others. Based on the beloved 1946 holiday movie classic, this charming musical... Read more
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|July 3, 2015
Cagelles enjoy 'best of times' in Goodspeed's la cage aux folles
For two of the dancers in the Goodspeed Musicals’ current production of “La Cage aux Folles,” these are indeed “the best of times,” as one of the production’s songs indicates, as they are experiencing the thrill of being in a production at one of Connecticut’s most esteemed regional theaters but getting to perform—for the first time in their lives—in high heels, boas, and dresses. Read more
|June 30, 2015
VIVE LA VIE! GOODSPEED’S NEW MUSICAL MY PARIS EXPLORES THE LIFE AND ART OF TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
East Haddam, Conn.: Discover the story of Toulouse-Lautrec, the man whose art evoked the spirit of a changing society. Experience the vibrant nightlife of turn-of-the-20th century Paris and... Read More ...
|June 26, 2015
Extended by Popular demand - six performances added - La Cage aux Folles Begins This Friday!
From the writer of Hello, Dolly! and Mame, La Cage aux Folles is the only musical that has won the Tony Award for Best Production (Best Musical or Best Revival of a Musical) for each of its Broadway productions. Read More ...
|June 22, 2015
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gennaro leads goodspeed musicals into new era
Michael Gennaro's first act as the new executive director of Goodspeed Musicals is off to a fast and relatively smooth start. Gennaro, who took over the East Haddam nonprofit theater... Read more
|June 12, 2015
GOODSPEED TO LAUNCH MONTH-LONG PHOTO CONTEST IN CONJUNCTION WITH CT OPEN HOUSE DAY
Goodspeed Musicals is on the hunt for the best, most unique new photo of the historic Goodspeed Opera House. Enter your image in our “Picture It” contest and you could win... Read More
|June 11, 2015
goodspeed's new leading man, michael gennaro
The picturesque Goodspeed Opera House on the banks of the Connecticut River in East Haddam is one of the state's most celebrated seasonal treasures and new executive director Michael Gennaro is eagerly anticipating his first summer as head of the theater. Read more
|June 6, 2015
Guys and Dolls in East Haddam Revives the World and Patois of Damon Runyon’s New York
You know you’re in good hands even before the show starts, as two rough-hewed voices reeking of New Yawk street life ask that you turn off your cellphone — you know, those gadgets meant for use in your jail cell. Read More
April 28, 2015
juLIE ANDREWS TO PRESENT DESIGNER/DIRECTOR TONY WALTON WITH GOODSPEED MUSICALS AWARD
On June 6th, Designer and Director Tony Walton will receive The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre at Goodspeed Musicals’ Gala event RAZZLE DAZZLE. Read More...
|April 17, 2015
GOODSPEED TO HOLD NON-EQUITY AUDITIONS FOR LOCAL CHILDREN
East Haddam, Conn.: Calling all children! Here’s your chance to join a professional acting company. Goodspeed Musicals is holding auditions for local Non-Equity child actors... Read More ...
April 1, 2015
March 23, 2015
SEE THEM HERE FIRST- GET TICKETS TO THE HOTTEST BRAND NEW MUSICALS NOW!
East Haddam, Conn.: Be a part of it! Audiences at The Norma Terris Theatre not only see the hottest new shows first but they help shape the next big musical. Tickets go on sale Read More ...
|March 23, 2015
GOODSPEED TO HONOR OSCAR, EMMY AND TONY AWARD-WINNING SET / COSTUME DESIGNER AND DIRECTOR TONY WALTON
Visionary behind the unique and beautiful productions A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Chicago, Pippin and many others will be presented with The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Read More
|March 10, 2015
New Production Announced for Goodspeed 2015 Season-A Wonderful Life will delight audiences this fall
A new title has been added to Goodspeed Musicals’ 2015 main stage season. A Wonderful Life, adapted from the beloved Frank Capra film “It’s A Wonderful Life,” will begin this fall. Read More...
|February 27, 2015
GOODSPEED’SGUYS AND DOLLS IS A SHOO-IN!
East Haddam, Conn.:Luck be a lady tonight! Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2015 season at the Goodspeed Opera House with the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls. Read More...
|February 12, 2015
DON’T BE LEFT OUT IN THE COLD - GET THE HOTTEST TICKETS NOW!
EAST HADDAM, CONN.: Don’t miss your chance to getthe best seats at the greatest values for each of the three fantastic musicalsduringthe upcoming 2015 season at the Goodspeed Opera House. Unprecedented demand is expected when tickets go on sale for the new season... Read More
|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
|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
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|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
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
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October 19, 2014
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|October 17, 2014
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
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