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March 24, 2020
GOODSPEED MUSICALS ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO THE SCHEDULE FOR THE 2020 SEASON

EAST HADDAM, CT: Today, Goodspeed Musicals Executive Director Michael Gennaro announced several changes to the programming and operations at the historic theater. “Like many other non-profit theatres, Goodspeed has been significantly impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 virus,” he stated. “As a result our organization has had to make some heartbreaking decisions. With courage and hope, we are taking a number of steps to protect our staff, our community and the longevity of Goodspeed Musicals.” Read More...

March 11, 2020
GOODSPEED ANNOUNCES CAST OF SOUTH PACIFIC

East Haddam, Conn.: Come away, come away to Goodspeed Musicals’ South Pacific. The two-time Tony Award-winning theater kicks off its 2020 season with the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein classic... Read More...

February 13, 2020
GOODSPEED ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP TRANSITION

EAST HADDAM, CONN.:  Goodspeed Musicals’ Board of Trustees announced today that a change in leadership will occur at the theatre after the 2020 season. Michael Gennaro, who has led the organization since 2015, has decided to retire from the position of Executive Director in December of 2020.  Read More...

January 21, 2020
Goodspeed Musicals New “WORKLIGHT SERIES
EAST HADDAM, CONN.:
Last Saturday, during Goodspeed’s 15th annual Festival of New Musicals, the two-time Tony Award-winning theatre announced plans for a fresh approach to its new musical development at The Terris Theater in Chester, CT.Read More...

December 13, 2019
DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO SEE THE NEXT BIG HIT!
GOODSPEED’S 15th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
East Haddam, Conn.:
Come in from the cold and check out what’s hot at the 15th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals, produced by Goodspeed Musicals’ Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre. The much-anticipated three-day festival of brand-new works kicks off...Read More

November 1, 2019
CASTING COMPLETE FOR GOODSPEED’S ORIGINAL MUSICAL HIT A Connecticut CHRISTMAS CAROL
EAST HADDAM, CONN.: Goodspeed Musicals is pleased to announce this year’s cast of A Connecticut Christmas Carol - the musical treat infused with Connecticut flavor... Read More...
October 18, 2019
GOODSPEED WELCOMES NEW RESIDENT MUSIC DIRECTOR

EAST HADDAM, CONN.:  Goodspeed Musicals Executive Director Michael Gennaro announced today that longtime Resident Music Director Michael O'Flaherty> has decided to retire after leading the music department for 28 years. Joining Goodspeed to head... Read More...

September 25, 2019
GOODSPEED MUSICALS ANNOUNCES A TRIO OF TERRIFIC PRODUCTIONS FOR 2020
East Haddam, Conn.:  Last night during an exclusive Member event, Michael Gennaro, Goodspeed’s Executive Director, announced three thrilling titles on track for next season at The Goodspeed. Gennaro explained, “2020 promises to be a spectacular year. Read More...
August 5, 2019
BILLY ELLIOT TO ELECTRIFY THE GOODSPEED STAGE THIS FALL

EAST HADDAM,CONN: Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run Sept 13 - Nov 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. Read More...

June 25, 2019
“GOODSPEED TAILS” PET ADOPTION EVENT

EAST HADDAM, ,CONN.: Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to partner with several animal welfare organizations for a special Goodspeed Tails pet adoption awareness showcase. Read More...

June 21, 2019
BROADWAY’S MAX CHERNIN LEADS STELLAR CAST OF GOODSPEED’S MOVING NEW MUSICAL PASSING THROUGH

EAST HADDAM, CONN. Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking new works with inspiring new musical Passing Through, based on the book Walking to Listen by Andrew Frosthoefel. Read More...

June 17, 2019
THE SEARCH IS ON FOR OUR NEXT TINY TIM!

East Haddam, Conn.:  Goodspeed Musicals’ holiday hit A Connecticut Christmas Carol returns for a third year to The Terris Theatre, December 4 – 28, and it could be your chance to join a professional acting company! Read More...

May 30, 2019
“AWOOO!” CAST OF THE TAIL-WAGGIN’ GOOD TUNER BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE ANNOUNCED

EAST HADDAM, CONN.: Not since Annie has a stray dog inspired such joyful noise! This summer Goodspeed Musicals will produce the heartwarming new musical Because of Winn Dixie. This touching tale based on...Read More...

April 21, 2019
GOODSPEED TO HONOR THREE-TIME TONY AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER AND LYRICIST JASON ROBERT BROWN

East Haddam, Conn.: Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that the Award-winning Composer and Lyricist Jason Robert Brown will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical TheatreRead More...

April 11, 2019
CASTING COMPLETE FOR GOODSPEED’S MOVING NEW MUSICAL HI, MY NAME IS BEN

East Haddam, Conn.:  Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking new works with Hi, My Name is Ben, the inspirational true story of one man who impacted the lives of all those around him without speaking a word. Read More...

March 8, 2019 
TROUBLE IS COMING TO TOWN! GOODSPEED ANNOUNCES CAST OF THE MUSIC MAN

East Haddam, Conn.: River City’s about to get the last thing they expected ̶ and the very thing they need ̶  in The Music Man. Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2019 season... Read More...

March 4, 2019
GOODSPEED MUSICALS AWARDS 1ST ANNUAL ANDREW A. ISEN PRIZE TO ALEXANDRA OLINYK

East Haddam, Conn.:  Goodspeed Musicals is delighted to announce that Alexandra Olinyk has been selected as the first recipient of The Andrew A. Isen Prize at Goodspeed Musicals. This award is funded... Read More...

February 15, 2019
CREATIVE TEAMS CONFIRMED FOR ALL FIVE GOODSPEED MUSICALS PRODUCTIONS IN 2019 SEASON

East Haddam, Conn.:   Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has brought together an extraordinary group of artists to helm the five exciting productions planned this season... Read More...

January 8, 2019
34 WRITERS HEAD TO 7TH ANNUAL JOHNNY MERCER FOUNDATION WRITERS COLONY

EAST HADDAM, CONN.: In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 34 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2019 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. Read More...

December 7, 2018
GOODSPEED’S 14TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS

East Haddam, Conn.,: The 14th 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... Read More...