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Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
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  • Bushnell Assumes Management Of Ailing Hartford Symphony

    Bushnell Assumes Management Of Ailing Hartford Symphony
    HARTFORD — In a move designed to shore up one of the city's oldest arts organizations, the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and The Hartford Symphony Orchestra announced a two-year "strategic collaboration" Wednesday, shifting management of...
  • 'Flashdance' Tour Underwhelming

    The show: The tour of "Flashdance" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. First impressions: In terms of the movie musicals of the '70s and '80s, "Flashdance" may be the most incredulous. Adrian Lyne's visually arresting (in an...
  • Big Names In Rock, Pop Left Us With Big Memories

    Big Names In Rock, Pop Left Us With Big Memories
    In March 1964, 44-year-old Bridgeport resident Joseph J. Farkes was pulled over for speeding on the Connecticut Turnpike. Typically, Farkes blamed his daughter for blasting the radio and making it impossible for him to judge the car's speed (a sketchy way...
  • Gillette's Career As Great As His Castle

    Gillette's Career As Great As His Castle
    In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there wasn't a bigger star on the stage than William Gillette. Today the Hartford native is primarily known for writing one of the many stage adaptations of "Sherlock Holmes" and for his great 1919 stone castle...
  • 'Miss Saigon' Missing Passion Of A Great Love Story

    'Miss Saigon' Missing Passion Of A Great Love Story
    The show: "Miss Saigon" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. What makes it special?: This is a homegrown production made by four presenting houses, including the Bushnell. First impressions?: Has it been 22 years since "Miss...
  • 'War Horse' Puppet Masters Bring Their Secrets To The Bushnell

    'War Horse' Puppet Masters Bring Their Secrets To The Bushnell
    What's it like to play the title character in one of London and Broadway's biggest hits — and be anonymous at the same time? For the puppeteers who master the steeds in the five-time Tony Award winning play "War Horse," it's emotionally rich,...
  • Governors' Portraits Unlock State's History

    I've noted that some citizens of Connecticut have expressed chagrin at the cost of governors' portraits. While I won't evaluate the aesthetic merits of Gov. M. Jodi Rell's portrait, I will say I have no qualms regarding its existence and its placement...
  • Loving Living Where There's So Much Going On

    What brought me to Hartford in 2009 was my desire to do more … with the community, my career, socially … just more. What I found was that "Hartford Has It" all! In Hartford, I found an amazing group of young professionals called HYPE...
  • Gidyap! "War Horse" Demonstration Set For Hartford's Bushnell

    Gidyap! "War Horse" Demonstration Set For Hartford's Bushnell
    It’s better than a petting zoo. Puppeteers from the national tour of “War Horse” will be at the Belding Theater at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford for two free half-hour interactive demonstrations on Saturday,...
  • 'A Christmas Story: The Musical' Captures Silliness, Warmth Of The Film

    'A Christmas Story: The Musical' Captures Silliness, Warmth Of The Film
    The show: "A Christmas Story: The Musical" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. What makes it special?: Musical adaptation of classic 1983 holiday film. First impressions: All the iconic scenes are there: a kid's tongue sticking...
  • The Best Of Connecticut Theater In 2013

     The Best Of Connecticut Theater In 2013
    A red-hot rocking musical as well as a heart-felt one. Two ensemble dramas that looked at the way we live with humor and rue. A pair of outstanding shows from the state’s smaller theaters. A Shakespearean horror story and an over-the-top political...