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166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106


Formerly known as Bushnell Memorial Hall, this performing arts center was originally opened in 1930. Named after Horace Bushnell, a great in the history of Hartford civic design, the center hosts hundreds of events a year and also plays a part in creating original Broadway productions.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Newsies

    Opens Oct 13

  • Mamma Mia!

    Opens Oct 30

  • Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella - The Musical

    Opens Jan 12, 2016

  • Love Letters

    Opens Feb 09, 2016

  • Motown - The Musical

    Opens Mar 22, 2016


Mortensen Hall - Bushnell Theatre

October 13-18, 2015

The record-breaking, Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon that tells the story of an unlikely band of underdogs who take on the biggest names in publishing in an "inspirational" (The Hollywood Reporter) fight for justice, is touring the country!

Mamma Mia!

Mortensen Hall - Bushnell Theatre

October 30-November 1, 2015

The current North American Tour has played over 3,600 performances in over 135 cities with 145 repeat visits. Mamma Mia collects a group of hit songs by the Swedish supergroup ABBA and shapes them around the story of a single mother coping with her young daughter's marriage on a picturesque Greek isle.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella - The Musical

Mortensen Hall - Bushnell Theatre

January 12-17, 2016

Rogers and Hammerstein's classic adaptation has been reincarnated for the 21st Century, with a new book by Douglas Carter Beane that updates the fairytale with new sub-plots, whilst keeping the heart of this wonderful story of Cinderella, her glass slipper and the Prince who falls for her. This fresh and sweet revival is an opulent affair, with high spirited choreography, stunning costumes, against the soundtrack of R&H's best songs.

Love Letters

Mortensen Hall - Bushnell Theatre

February 9-14, 2016

A.R. Gurney's tale of epistolary heartbreak heads out on a national tour following an acclaimed Broadway run in 2014. Taking on the two lead roles of thwarted lovers Melissa and Andrew are Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neil, who captured the world's imagination 45 years ago in the iconic weepie Love Story.

Motown - The Musical

Mortensen Hall - Bushnell Theatre

March 22-27, 2016

Motown: The Musical is Broadway's hottest music history musical - a vibrant journey through the Motown genre from Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye to Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. The show tells the story of Berry Gordy, the founder of the record label Motown Records and one of the pioneers of Motown.

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