The Bushnell Announces Its 2016-17 Season Lineup

Fun Home understudy

Fourth-grade Broadway “Fun Home” swing Alessandra Baldacchino, 9,  sings “Ring of Keys,” the hit song from the Tony Award-winning musical. Credit: Jessie Sawyer

The Bushnell has a lot of Tony Award-winning smashes in its 2016-17 season lineup. “Disaster! On Broadway”star and sassy comedian Seth Rudetsky announced the following shows coming to Mortensen Hall, with Broadway singers performing some of the songs from the upcoming roster of shows:

  • “If/Then” – Aug. 3-7, 2016
  • “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” – Oct. 25-30, 2016
  • “An American in Paris”- Nov.15-20, 2016
  • “The King and I” – May 30-June 4, 2017
  • “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” – Dec. 27, 2016-Jan. 1, 2017
  • “Fun Home”- June 20-25, 2017
  • “Disenchanted” – Sept. 30-Oct 2,2016
  • “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” – Dec. 9-11 2016
  • “The Book of Mormon” – February 14-19, 2017
  • “Circus”
  • “Beautiful: The Carol King Musical” – Jan. 17-22, 2017
Carole King musical

A Broadway actress performs songs from “Beautiful: A Carole King Musical” in the Broadway series preview event at The Bushnell. The musical is coming to the Hartford theater.

The Bushnell also brought in some Broadway actresses to sing some of the songs from the shows, including adorable and expressive “Fun Home” understudy Alessandra Baldacchino, 9, singing “Ring of Keys.” You may recognize the Tony Award-winning musical’s hit song from the cast’s performance at the Tony’s.

Rudetsky also said there’s another musical that’s a surprise that he wasn’t allowed to announce. So we’ll just wrap by saying, “Oh what a night.”

The Bushnell also announced that while it can’t get new popular rap and lyrical musical “Hamilton,” about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, just yet, the theater plans to as soon as it can.

“I’m thrilled that the staff at The Bushnell has again put together an exciting and well-rounded season of high-quality Broadway entertainment,” Bushnell President and CEO David Fey said. “There is much to appeal to families, Broadway traditionalists, and those who enjoy contemporary theatrical offerings.  I think our season ticket holders and single ticket buyers will be very happy with these award-winning selections.”

It’s exciting to see a Tony Award-winning lineup coming to The Bushnell, as well as some other popular shows like “The Book of Mormon” and “Rudolph” returning.


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