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The Bushnell Center for the Arts 166 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 987-5900 http://www.bushnell.org
The Bushnell presents major Broadway tours, symphony orchestras, family presentations, travel films and children's theater in two main venues, the original 2,800-seat Mortensen Hall, opened in 1930, and the 900-seat Belding Theater built in 2001. The Bushnell also presents off-Broadway, jazz, blues, cabaret and comedy performances, concerts and world music events.
The Goodspeed Opera House 6 Main St. East Haddam, CT 06423 (860) 873-8668 www.goodspeed.org
Home to the original productions of Man of La Mancha, Shenandoah and Annie, and recipient of two special Tony Awards for outstanding achievement in the musical theatre, Goodspeed is world renowned as the home of the American Musical. The opera house, with its imposing setting overlooking the Connecticut River, was built in 1876. Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT develops new musicals and nurtures emerging artists.
Hartford Stage 50 Church St. Hartford, CT 06103 (860)-527-5151 www.hartfordstage.org
In its 45th year, this Tony-award-winning non-profit professional theater produces six major regular season theatrical productions as well as special summer productions annually. Shows range from the classics to provocative new works, many of which have gone on to critical acclaim on Broadway.
Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main St. Ivoryton, CT 06442 (860) 767-7318 Once a first class summer theater, it now produces a year-round season of musicals, dramas and comedies.
Long Wharf Theatre 222 Sargent Drive New Haven, CT 06511 (203) 787-4282 http://www.longwharf.org
Named for the Long Wharf port along New Haven Harbor, the theater was built in a vacant warehouse space in a busy food terminal, Long Wharf is a leader in American theatre, producing fresh and imaginative revivals of classics and modern plays, rediscovering neglected works and presenting a variety of world and American premieres, 30 of which have transferred to Broadway or Off-Broadway. The new, intimate Stage II is adjacent to the Main Stage Theatre. :
The Palace Theater 100 E Main St. Waterbury, CT 06702 (203) 755-4700 www.palacetheaterct.org
The recently renovated historic Palace Theater is a culture and tourist attraction presenting tours, concerts and children's programs.
Seven Angels Theatre Plank Road Waterbury, CT 06702 (203) 757- 4676 http://www.sevenangelstheatre.org
Waterbury's professional regional theater presents plays, musicals and children's theatre. Seven Angels Theatre is Greater Waterbury's only Equity professional regional theatre.
TheaterWorks 233 Pearl St. Hartford, CT 06103 (860) 727-4027 www.theaterworkshartford.org
TheaterWorks is a non-profit professional theater company housed in an historic Art Deco Building in the heart of downtown Hartford. Founded in 1985, TheaterWorks is dedicated to producing the most engaging, entertaining, and relevant theater possible and is known as Hartford's Off-Broadway theater.
The Westport Country Playhouse 25 Powers Court Westport, CT 06880 (203)227-4177 http://www.westportplayhouse.org This venerable summer theatre, a now in its 80th season, has produced 700 plays of which, 36 transferred to Broadway. The converted 1835 cow barn and subsequent tannery now is the site for a regular season of main stage productions and a myriad of unique cultural offerings.
Yale Repertory Theatre Yale University New Haven, CT (203) 432-1234 Yale Rep is dedicated to the production of new plays and bold interpretations of classics. A champion of new work, Yale Rep has produced more than 100 premieres, including two Pulitzer Prize winners and four other nominated finalists. Some 11 productions have advanced to Broadway. The theater has several venues: Yale Repertory Theatre, at 1120 Chapel St. (at York Street), University Theatre at 222 York St. and New Theater, a flexible performance space located in Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Hall at 1156 Chapel St.
Westchester Broadway Theatre, One Broadway Plaza, Elmsford, N.Y. (Exit 23 off the Saw Mill River Parkway) Box office: (914) 592-2222. Popular dinner theatre presenting original productions of notable Broadway musicals. Lunch or dinner is included in the price of the ticket and parking is free. Most productions run six weeks or longer. Performances are Wednesdays through Sundays, with stand-up comics and musicians of note featured on Monday and Tuesday nights, Website: http://www.broadwaytheatre.com
The Schoolhouse Theatre, One Owens Road, Croton Falls, New York (Exit 8 off Interstate 684.) Box office: (914) 277-8477. Intimate theater in converted schoolhouse featuring all Equity productions. Recently refurbished, the theater also has a gift shop and art gallery. Performances are usually scheduled from Thursdays through Sundays. Website: http://www.schoolhouse.com/
HUDSON VALLEY THEATRES
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, N.Y.Theatre. Box office: (845) 265-9575. Highly praised festival devoted to the works of the Bard. Season runs from June through August with the schedule comprised of two Shakespearean works and a play by another playwright. Performances are in a huge theater tent on the grounds of the Boscobel Restoration overlooking the Hudson River and West Point. Picnics are encouraged (ground open two hours before curtain time) and there is a concession stand on the grounds. Website: hvshakespeare.org.