PHOTO CALL: Goodspeed Unveils New Artists Village

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Goodspeed Musicals unveiled its brand-new Artists Village, 17 new homes to be used for actor housing on the Goodspeed Campus in East Haddam, with a Nov. 14 ribbon cutting.

The new actor housing initiative represents the largest capital project in Goodspeed history with a total budget of $5.5 million dollars all of which were spent in-state. Eighteen contractors and twenty-six suppliers from the state of Connecticut were used for this "green" project.

"With this new Artists Village," according to notes, "including the seventeen new houses comprised of 65 new bedrooms and bathrooms to complement the existing collection of properties, Godspeed's campus will grow even livelier as an artist colony buzzing with creativity. In addition to the many actors, artisans and technical staff living in the village and appearing in Goodspeed productions, the village will also serves as a hub for new work. Writing teams and their creative partners will be offered the opportunity to spend time on the the campus with the singular goal of creating new musicals. Whether the writers starting from scratch or polishing work in progress, these homes will become incubators for our musical theatre future and hopefully the next great Broadway hit."

For Goodspeed information, call (860) 873-8668 or visit goodspeed.org.

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"Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of musical theatre," Goodspeed Musicals produces three musicals each season at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT, and additional productions at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT, "which was opened in 1984 for the development of new musicals."

Goodspeed is the first regional theatre to receive two Tony Awards for outstanding achievement. The company maintains The Scherer Library of Musical Theatre and The Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre.

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