Supporting the Arts in Western Massachusetts and Beyond

March 14, 2018

PREVIEW: The 2018-2019 Bushnell Broadway Series

The Bushnell Broadway Series, Hartford, CT

Beginning this fall, The Bushnell will bring seven exciting titles to Hartford as part of the Series, along with additional off-Series hits to round out a strong lineup.

The Play That Goes Wrong
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, September 25-30, 2018: What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby?  You’d get THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy!  The musical/mystery is chock-full of mishaps and mania.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, November 6-11, 2018: See a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical multi-Tony Award winning masterpiece. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!

HAMILTON, December 11-30, 2018: HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War. The score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, in the story of America then, as told by America now. 

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, February 19-24, 2019: This amazing tale of Willy Wonka is the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, alongside a new score from the songwriters of Hairspray.  Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, and more at this everlasting showstopper!

RENT, March 12-17, 2019: This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production.  A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams.

COME FROM AWAY, April 30 – May 5, 2019: Here is the story of the small town in Newfoundland and 7,000 stranded passengers. The winner of numerous Best Musical awards, COME FROM AWAY takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of culture clash, uneasiness, trust, and friendships.

WAITRESS, June 18-23, 2019: This irresistible new musical features music and lyrics inspired by the beloved film, WAITRESS – the tells the story of a young woman whose baking expertise helps her summon up courage to make a fresh start to her life.

In addition, a number of audience favorites will return during the 2018-2019 season including Disney’s THE LION KING (August 1-19, 2018), CATS (January 29 – February 3, 2019), BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical (March 26-31, 2019), and THE SOUND OF MUSIC (May 17-19, 2019).

The 2018-2019 Bushnell Broadway Series is co-sponsored by Farmington Bank and Travelers. For further information call 860-987-6000 or visit the website at