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July 12, 2007

Welcome to the the new and improved!

We are so excited about the launch of our redesigned website! We hope you are enjoying the look and new features of, and, in particular, our new blog. Please check back frequently and join the discussion about what is happening at The Bushnell, on Broadway, and beyond! We encourage everyone to use the comments section to let us know what you think of the new site and blog. Enjoy!

January 12, 2012

Warriors Don't Cry

The Bushnell® is very proud of the one-woman play Warriors Don't Cry, showing tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Not to be missed, this is a play depicting the Little Rock Nine memoirs by Melba Pattillo Beals, who integrated Central High School in 1957. The inspiring performance chronicles the arduous and violent year in which nine black students risked their lives for a good education.

In the post-show Q&A, audience members explore themes of bullying, hate speech, and other issues of contemporary relevance.

January 26, 2012


We're just a few short weeks away from Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway Song and Dance on February 19, which will feature a 7p.m. evening performance with Broadway stars (!!!) David Elder, Ted Louis Levy, Meredith Patterson, Natalie Toro and Rob Evan. Earlier in the day there will be a STUDENT SHOWCASE featuring four of Hartford's premier dance schools all competing to be featured in the grand finale of the evening show!

Videos of the competing dance studios are up on our YouTube, check them out here and tell us who is your favorite!

About the evening show:
Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway Song and Dance features the best-loved song-and-dance numbers from shows like Chicago, A Chorus Line and 42nd Street. Prepare to be dazzled by Broadway veterans David Elder (Curtains, 42nd Street, Kiss Me Kate), Ted Louis Levy (Black & Blue, Bring In ‘Da Noise! Bring In ‘Da Funk!), Meredith Patterson (White Christmas, 42nd Street, The Green Bird), Natalie Toro (A Tale of Two Cities, Les Misérables) and Rob Evan (Jekyll & Hyde, Les Misérables, Little Shop of Horrors). For more information visit Neil Berg's website:

About the student showcase:
Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway Song and Dance Student Showcase will feature some of Greater Hartford’s most talented student dancers, all vying to be voted to appear in the evening performance’s grand finale! Dancers will appear from four local studios, including Stage Left Dance, Aprille’s Danceprints, The Dancer’s Image Dance Academy and Dance 10 Studios.

Ticket Info:
Tickets for Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway Song and Dance are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting The Bushnell Box Office at 166 Capitol Avenue in Hartford or by calling (860) 987-5900.

Tickets may also be purchased online at

Tickets to the 7:00 p.m. performance are $35.00 - $45.00.

Tickets to the 2:00 p.m. Student Showcase are $15.00 or only $10.00 with the purchase of a ticket to the 7:00 performance.

Ticket prices do not include all applicable fees.

February 27, 2012

OVATIONS GALA 2012: Through the Looking Glass

The Bushnell's annual Ovations gala, benefiting our award-winning arts-in-education programs, is just days away! The ticketed event will be held this Saturday, March 3 at The Bushnell.

Themed 'Through the Looking Glass,' the event is based on the beloved Alice in Wonderland stories by Lewis Carroll. Guests are invited to come dressed as Alice, the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, or wear their most elegant tea party ensemble. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes!

All proceeds support The Bushnell’s award-winning arts-in-education programs, specifically, PARTNERS® (Partners in Arts Revitalizing Schools) which infuses art into education to improve literacy skills and increase intercultural competencies of students who have had difficulty learning through traditional teaching methods.

The evening will consist of Cocktails and Silent Auction, Dinner, Program and Live Auction, Dessert and Dancing.

Ticket prices begin at $200 per person. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities please contact Stephanie McMullon at (860) 987-6087 or

The Bushnell is Grateful for the Support of Our Sponsors:
Stanley Black & Decker, Lead Sponsor
Travelers, After-Party Sponsor
First Niagara, Dinner Sponsor
Hoffman Audi, Auction Sponsor
Flower Boutique, Floral Sponsor
Onyx Spirits, Spirits Sponsor

May 11, 2012

Dr. Maya Angelou: Living Legend

The Bushnell was incredibly honored to host Dr. Maya Angelou last evening. Her words and life's teachings have been inspiration for so many.. and at 84 years old, she is continuing to teach daily and live what she teaches. Amazing. Inspiring. Humbling.

And she's funny! In her signature deep, powerful yet poetic voice, Dr. Angelou offered the advice, 'I never trust anybody who doesn't laugh,' and emphasized that life is fun, and funny, and unexpected. Regardless of the sorrow she has known, this amazing woman has achieved an incredible level of hope and optimism.

Dr. Angelou's theme of the evening was 'be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.' Words to live by, as each of us cannot foresee how our lives will directly influence the lives of others. So it is important to be kind and appreciate each of our unique lives, because 'nobody can live your life but you.'

Thank you Dr. Angelou, your legacy is no question. 

Some of the poetry read by Dr. Angelou:
"Sympathy" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
"Invictus" by William Ernest Henley
"Little Brown Baby" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
"The Health Food Diner" by Maya Angelou
"Harlem Sweeties" by Langston Hughes

May 18, 2012

Theresa Caputo: Long Island Medium visits Hartford, 6/29

Theresa Caputo is a typical Long Island wife and mom, except for one distinct difference… she communicates with the dead.  It’s a gift she cannot “turn off” prompting her to give spontaneous readings to her car mechanic or cashier at the local bagel shop.

Theresa will share her story, answer audience questions, and conduct readings with the audience on Friday, June 29th at 7:30pm at Mortensen Hall at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT. Tickets are on sale now at, 860.987.5900, or the Bushnell Box Office.  

The hit TLC show Long Island Medium premiered in September 2011 to rave reviews and a loyal following. In late March, TLC launched a new season of Long Island Medium in prime time. The show follows Theresa's life as a psychic medium and the unique challenges it creates for her husband of 22 years, Larry, and two children, aged 17 and 21.

Theresa has been a practicing medium for 10 years and is a certified medium with the Forever-Family Foundation, an organization dedicated to connecting science with the afterlife. She spends her days helping individuals find closure by connecting them with their departed loved ones. For Theresa, this is not just her job... this is her life. 

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