Broadway Shows: 2013 / 2014 Season

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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

  • Pippin

    Opens Jan 10, 2015

  • Nice Work if You Can Get It

    Feb 7, 2015

  • Jay Leno

    May 1, 2015

  • Once

    Opens May 30, 2015

  • Kinky Boots

    Opens Jun 27, 2015


Mortensen Hall - Bushnell Theatre

January 10-11, 2015

A young prince sets out on a journey to find the ultimate meaning of life in the vaudevillian spectacular of Pippin, from Godspell creator Stephen Schwartz. Told by a roving cast of an anachronistic acting troupe, the musical first wowed audiences in 1972, seducing them with the astonishing musical fable, set to a rousing 1970's rock score, including the hits 'Magic to Do' and 'I Guess I'll Miss the Man.'

Nice Work if You Can Get It

Mortensen Hall - Bushnell Theatre

February 7, 2015

Following its smash-hit Tony Award-winning Broadway run starring Matthew Broderick, " Nice Work" is touring the nation. At the height of the Roaring Twenties, a group of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the high-society wedding of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter. But when the groom meets Billie Bendix, a bubbly and feisty bootlegger, she steals his heart, and chaos is sure to ensure!

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....


Mortensen Hall - Bushnell Theatre

May 30-31, 2015

The creators of the acclaimed Black Watch, director John Tiffany and choreographer Steven Hoggett, join forces with playwright/screenwriter Enda Walsh to bring the hit independent film Once, winner of a 2007 Academy Award for the hit song "Falling Slowly", to the stage.

Kinky Boots

Mortensen Hall - Bushnell Theatre

June 27-28, 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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