Musicals: 2014 / 2015 Season

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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

  • Camelot

    Opens Apr 21

  • Miranda Sings

    Apr 25, 2015

  • Jay Leno

    May 1, 2015

  • David Sedaris

    May 15, 2015

  • Kinky Boots

    Opens Jun 23


Mortensen Hall - Bushnell Theatre

April 21-26, 2015

One of the world's most enduring musicals, Lerner and Loewe's Camelot is the tale of King Arthur and the turmoil his kingdom is thrown into by the love between Queen Guinevere and the knight Lancelot. Full of chivalry and magic, Camelot's score includes the title song and If Ever I Were to Leave You.

Miranda Sings

Belding Theater

April 25, 2015

Transitioning from Youtube sensation to genuine live superstar isn't always an easy process, but Colleen Ballinger (aka Miranda Sings) has managed it with ease. Her lipstick-smeared, delusional alter-ego has been posting videos online for 6 years now and has grown into one of the platform's most influential comedians.

Jay Leno

Mortensen Hall - Bushnell Theatre

May 1, 2015

Before Leno followed in the footsteps of legendary NBC late-night hosts Steve Allen, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson as the host of the Emmy Award-winning and top-rated "The Tonight Show," he honed his comedy in clubs all over the country, often exceeding 300 dates per year....

David Sedaris

Mortensen Hall - Bushnell Theatre

May 15, 2015

David Sedaris is a Grammy Award-nominated humorist, writer, comedian, bestselling author, and radio contributor. Much of his humor is is drawn from his unusual North Carolina background, his varied stream of odd-jobs (Christmas elf at Macy's, anyone?) and plays to his self-deprecating strengths, and now often concerns his life today in France with his partner.

Kinky Boots

Mortensen Hall - Bushnell Theatre

June 23-28, 2015

Kinky Boots is one of Broadway's most successful new musicals, snapping up six 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical! The uplifting show tells the tale of a failing family-run shoe factory in England whose business trajectory is changed (and saved!) thanks to the influence of a stiletto-wearing drag queen named Lola.

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