Goodspeed Musicals

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GOODSPEED MUSICALS has achieved international acclaim for its dedication to the preservation and advancement of musical theatre. Under the direction of Michael P. Price since 1968, Goodspeed produces three musicals each season at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut, 16 of which have gone to Broadway (including Man of La Mancha, Shenandoah and Annie), receiving more than a dozen Tony Awards. In addition, Goodspeed produces three musicals each year at The Norma Terris Theatre, opened in 1984 in Chester, Connecticut, for the development of new musicals. Also integral to its mission, Goodspeed houses the Library of Musical Theatre, which preserves scores, sheet music, scripts, original cast recordings, playbills, and theatre memorabilia, and publishes Show Music Magazine, covering musical theatre around the world. Goodspeed has received two Special Tony Awards, one in 1980 for outstanding contribution to musical theatre, and a second in 1995 for distinguished achievement for a regional theatre.


Upcoming Events at Goodspeed Musicals

The Drowsy Chaperone

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 at 2:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 at 7:30pm
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East Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 at 2:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 at 7:30pm
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East Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Friday, Oct 26, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 at 3:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 at 2:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018 at 2:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018 at 7:30pm
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East Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 at 2:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 at 7:30pm
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East Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 at 3:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Sunday, Nov 4, 2018 at 2:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 2:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 7:30pm
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East Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 at 2:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 at 7:30pm
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East Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Friday, Nov 9, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 at 3:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Sunday, Nov 11, 2018 at 2:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 2:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 at 7:30pm
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East Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 2:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 7:30pm
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East Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 at 3:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 at 2:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Monday, Nov 19, 2018 at 2:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Monday, Nov 19, 2018 at 7:30pm
Goodspeed Opera House
East Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Friday, Nov 23, 2018 at 2:00pm
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East Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Friday, Nov 23, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 at 3:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 at 8:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 at 2:00pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 at 6:30pm
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Ease Haddam, CT
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Recent News

Goodspeed To Host Gala Honoring Sue Frost and Her Commitment to New Musicals

Sue FrostOn June 9, 2018, Goodspeed Musicals will host a gala event honoring Sue Frost and her commitment to new musicals.An evening of food, drink and special entertainment will culminate in the presentation ofThe Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Con…

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Peter Dinklage and Haley Bennett To Lead Cast Of Good Speed Musicals Cyrano

East Haddam, Conn., May 1, 2018: Goodspeed is assembling a stellar cast for Cyrano an inspired new take on the Edmond Rostand classic Cyrano de Bergerac. Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage will develop the title role and film ac…

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Complete Cast Announced for Goodspeed Musicals 'The Will Rogers Follies'

East Haddam, CT -- Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2018 season with the Broadway hit The Will Rogers Follies, A Life In Revue. The exuberant dance-filled musical will be running at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn.Shake hands with the heartwarming…

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Creative Teams Announced for All Six Goodspeed Musicals 2018 Productions

Director Don Stephenson and Choreographer Kelli Barclay –THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIESDirector Rob Ruggiero and Choreographer James Gray – LIONEL BART’S OLIVER!Director Hunter Foster and Choreographer Chris Bailey – THE DROWSY CHAPE…

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Goodspeed Musicals Announces the Andrew A. Isen Prize, 1st Annual Prize Dedicated to Supporting Emerging Musical Theatre Professionals

East Haddam, CT -- Goodspeed Musicals is delighted to announce the establishment of The Andrew A. Isen Prize at Goodspeed Musicals. The prize, to be given annually, will recognize a young person between the ages of 20-29 who has demonstrated excellen…

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Goodspeed Announces 2018 Terris Theater Season w/New Musical by Grammy-winning The National

East Haddam, Conn.  Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce three enticing productions planned for The HYPERLINK "http://www.goodspeed.org/"TerrisHYPERLINK "http://www.goodspeed.org/" Theatre in Chester, Conn. in 2018. First will be the inspi…

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Goodspeed Reveals New Title to Replace Previously Announced Production

A new title has been added to Goodspeed Musicals 2018 season. The multi-Tony Award-winning The Drowsy Chaperone – an entertaining and uplifting show-within-a-show that’s perfect for musical theater fans everywhere - will replace the previ…

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Goodspeed’s 13th Annual Festival of New Musicals Come in from the Cold - Check Out What’s Hot

January 12-14: Staged readings of three brand-new musicals plusseveral special events celebrating the best and brightest in musical theatre from across the nation East Haddam, CT - The 13th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals, produced by Good…

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Goodspeed Holds Auditions For Local Actors For The 2018 Season

East Haddam, CT -- Goodspeed Musicals is holding local Equity auditions for its 2018 season, on Saturday, December 2from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in East Haddam, Conn. Goodspeed is seeking adult Equity male and female actors and Non-Equity children (boys…

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Join Goodspeeds' Kids Company Summer Camp - Participants to Appear in Oliver

EAST HADDAM, Ct :  Does your child dream of seeing their name in lights? Then they should spend the summer with Goodspeed Musicals!  Aspiring non-Equity child performers (ages 8-13) are invited to audition for summer camp with Goodspeed Kid…

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Goodspeed Musicals Announces 3 Productions Set for the Goodspeed in 2018

The Will Rogers Follies, Oliver! and Bullets Over Broadway - Broadway’s David Lutken set to play Will Rogers -East Haddam, CT -- On Sep 25th during an exclusive member event, Michael Gennaro, Goodspeed’s Executive Director, announced thre…

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Cast Announced for Goodspeed’s New Version of RAGS

EAST HADDAM, Ct - Join Rebecca and David Hershkowitz as they journey to a “brand new world” in Goodspeed’s reinvented Rags. Original creators Charles Strouse and Stephen Schwartz have teamed up with David Thompson, who has adapted J…

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Goodspeed Announces Cast of Oklahoma

EAST HADDAM, Ct : “People will say we’re in love” with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved Oklahoma!. Having directed last summer’s hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to The Goodspeed to tak…

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Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals 2017

Schedule:Friday, January 13 20175:00 - 7:15 p.m - Seminar Ticket DistributionAll Gold Package holders will be able to pick up their Seminar tickets before Friday's staged reading. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis so arr…

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Goodspeed Announces Cast Of Chasing Rainbows: The Road To Oz

A Brand-New Musical about Judy Garland EAST HADDAM, CT---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…

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Cast of Goodspeed's New 60's Inspired Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES Announced

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…

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Goodspeed Musicals Announces De-lovely Cast of Anything Goes

EAST HADDAM, CT: 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, C…

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Single Tickets On Sale Sunday: Five Fantastic Shows, Two Top Notch Theatres, One Goodspeed Experience

EAST HADDAM, CT---Don’t miss your chance to get the best seats at the greatest values for each of the five fantastic musicals during Goodspeed Musicals’ upcoming 2016 season. Unprecedented demand is expected when tickets go on sale for the new se…

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11th Annual Festival of New Musical 2016

Schedule of Event:Friday, January 15thWe Foxes - 7:30pm at Goodspeed Opera HouseBy Ryan Scott OliverSet in 1945 Missouri, this Southern Gothic musical tells the story of Willa—a tough, unmannered orphan adopted by the sheriff’s wife—and the blo…

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A Wonderful Life

Bedford Falls comes alive as never before with the Goodspeed premiere of the magical tale of finding hope in your own hometown. In a tuneful re-imagining of the classic film "It's a Wonderful Life," a would-be angel swoops to the rescue of desperate …

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Goodspeed Musicals Announces Complete Two Theatre Season -5 Productions set 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 …

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Elizabeth A. Davis and Gary Farmer Lead Cast of Goodspeed's INDIAN JOE

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 pu…

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Erin Burniston joins cast of Goodspeed Musicals’ La Cage aux Folles

Erin Burniston will replace Kristen Martin as Anne beginning August 12th Announced on August 11, 2015, Erin Burniston who was in the National Tour of Spring Awakening will step into the role of Anne starting August 12.            Kristen …

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Goodspeed’s Heartwarming Family-Friendly Musical ‘A Wonderful Life’

East Haddam, CT - 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 h…

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Goodspeed’s New Musical My Paris Explores The Life And Art Of Toulouse-Lautrec

EAST HADDAM, CT---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 meet the characters who inspired Toulouse-Lautrec’s most pro…

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Cast of Goodspeed's La Cage aux Folles Announced

-1984 Tony for Best Musical, 2005 Tony for Best Revival of a Musical, 2010 Tony for Best Revival of a Musical-East Haddam, CT - Get ready for “a little guts and a lot of glitter” as Goodspeed Musicals delivers a sassy, joyous production of La Cag…

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See Them Here First - Get Tickets to the Hottest Brand New Musicals Now!

Tickets for Three New Musicals at Goodspeed’s Norma Terris TheatreEast Haddam, CT - 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 for thi…

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New Production Announced for Goodspeed 2015 Season

A Wonderful Life will delight audiences this fallA 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. Featuring bo…

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Goodspeed Announces Cast of Guys and Dolls

Cast Announced for Broadway blockbuster at the Goodspeed Opera House East Haddam, CT -- Luck be a lady tonight! Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2015 season at the Goodspeed Opera House with the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls. Roll the dice on this…

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46 Writers Head to 3rd Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals

25 Brand New Musicals in-the-works will be part of The Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at GoodspeedThis year’s participants boast credits as diverse as: - Writer for Netflix’s hit series“House of Cards”(S. Forman)- Tony Award-winner (Stew &…

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Goodspeed’s 10th Annual Festival of New Musicals Come in from the Cold – Check Out What’s Hot

January 16-18: Staged readings of brand-new musicals plus several special events celebrating the best and brightest in musical theatre from across the nationEast Haddam, CT - The 10th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals, produced by Goodspeed M…

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Goodspeed Announces Michael Gennaro as New Executive Director

East Haddam, CT -- After an extensive national search, Goodspeed Musicals’ Board of Trustees announced that they have selected Michael Gennaro as the new Executive Director of the two-time Tony Award-winning theater.  Mr. Gennaro succeeds Michael …

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Goodspeed Musicals Announces 2015 Season

World Premiere Of The HoneymoonersA New Musical Comedy Based On The Legendary Cbs Television Series and Two Beloved ClassicsGuys And Dolls and La Cage Aux Folles East Haddam, CT -- After one of its most successful seasons ever, two-time Tony Award-…

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Show - The Circus In Winter

Cast Announced For Goodspeed’s The Circus In Winter Teal Wicks and Aaron Ramey Lead Cast of Brand-New Folk Rock Musical East Haddam, CT -- Goodspeed Musicals marks thirty years of fresh, innovative, and original new musicals at its Norma Terris T…

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Goodspeed Musicals Will Produce The Circus in Winter at The Norma Terris Theatre as part of its 30th Anniversary Season

East Haddam, CT -- On January 18, 2014 at Goodspeed’s 9th annual Festival of New Musicals, the two-time Tony Award-winning theatre announced plans for the production of a new musical, The Circus in Winter. Featuring a Book by Hunter Foster and Beth…

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Plans Announced For Goodspeed Leadership Transition

East Haddam, CT - Goodspeed Musicals’ Board of Trustees announced January 10, 2014 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…

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Goodspeed Announces Home Run Season!

Damn Yankees – The Red Sox VersionThe 50th Anniversary production of Fiddler on the Roof World Premiere of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn All at the Goodspeed Opera House in 2014East Haddam, CT -- Two time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musica…

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Karen Mason And Mark Jacoby Lead The Cast Of Goodspeed Musicals’ Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook

EAST HADDAM, CT---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 mos…

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Sparkling Cast Announced for the Most Happy Fella

New Production Will Complete Goodspeed’s 50th Anniversary SeasonThis Robust Vintage Favorite of Goodspeed Audiences Returns to the Goodspeed Opera House Stage September 20 East Haddam, CT - Goodspeed Musicals will transport audiences to be…

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Cast of Goodspeed Musical's Hello, Dolly! Announced

EAST HADDAM, CT---Dolly looks swell as ever as Goodspeed Musicals brings everyone’s favorite meddlesome matchmaker to its main stage. Hello, Dolly! will run from June 28 – September 8  at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Con…

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The Cast Of Goodspeed's The Fabulous Lipitones Announced

EAST HADDAM, CONN., April 15, 2013: Goodspeed Musicals, the first two-time Tony Award winning theatre in the country, is happy to announce the cast of The Fabulous Lipitones, a new musical about a not-so-traditional barbershop quartet.  This eng…

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Goodspeed's Season is Complete: New Musical LMNOP

EAST HADDAM, CT---What would you do if one day you could no longer use the letter Z? Then Q? Then E?  Goodspeed Musicals, the first two-time Tony Award-winning theatre in the country, announced today that the compelling new musical L M N O P &nd…

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Wow, Wow, Wow, Fellas Merman Maven Klea Blackhurst Is Dolly At Goodspeed Musicals

She'll be glowin', crowin', goin' strong  - cabaret diva Klea Blackhurst  is sure to delight Goodspeed audiences as Dolly Levi at the Goodspeed Opera House this summer. Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that this spirited vocal pow…

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Goodspeed Musicals Will Produce Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook

Featuring Over 20 Songs From The Creator Of Wicked, Pippin, And Godspell On January 19, 2013 at Goodspeed’s 8th annual Festival of New Artists, the two-time Tony Award-winning theatre announced plans for the production of a new musical, Snapsh…

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Goodspeed Musicals And The Johnny Mercer Foundation Establish First Ever Writers Colony Dedicated To Musical Theatre

East Haddam, CT: Goodspeed Musicals begins its 50th Anniversary Season with the announcement of a major new four-week residency program for musical theatre writers.  The Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals is the first of its kind…

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Come In From The Cold – Check Out What’s Hot At Goodspeed’s 8th Annual Festival Of New Artists

East Haddam, CT -- The Eighth Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Artists, produced by Goodspeed Musicals’ Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre, kicks off its tremendously popular three day festival of brand new works on Friday, Janua…

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Performance - The Great American Mousical

Music by Zina GoldrichLyrics by Marcy HeislerBook by Hunter BellBased on the book by Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton HamiltonScenic and Costume Design by Tony WaltonChoreographed by Christopher GattelliDirected by Julie AndrewsBelow the bright …

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Goodspeed Musicals Celebrates 50th with Special Musical Season

Goodspeed Musicals Announces Three Terrific Tuners For 2013 Season At Goodspeed Opera HouseEast Haddam, CT -- Two time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals, under the leadership of Executive Director Michael P. Price, is delighted to announce its Go…

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Goodspeed Announces Cast of Sharp and Witty New Musical Directed by Julie Andrews

East Haddon, CT -- Two time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals announced the cast of the smart and funny new musical The Great American Mousical, to be directed by Julie Andrews. This developmental production will run at The Norma Terris Theatre i…

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Goodspeed Announces A Killer Cast - For Murder Mystery Musical Something’s Afoot

EAST HADDAM, CT---Find out if the butler did it when Goodspeed Musicals brings intrigue and amusement to the Opera House stage with its production of the musical whodunit Something’s Afoot. This hilarious musical send-up of Agatha Christie-style st…

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Goodspeed Extends Summer!

Audience Demand Prompts Extensions of both Carousel and The BikinisThe News: Goodspeed Musicals, the first two time Tony Award-winning theatre in the country, announced today that due to popular demand both of their summer productions have been exten…

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