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Amazing Grace is an unforgettable musical saga depicting the conversion of John Newton — from a brutal slave trader to a committed reformer and Christian — who would ultimately compose the "hymn of hymns," "Amazing Grace." Newton, a willful and musically talented young Englishman, faces a future as uncertain as the turning tide. Coming of age as Britain sits atop an international empire of slavery, he finds himself torn between following in the footsteps of his father — a slave trader — or embracing the more compassionate views of his childhood sweetheart. Accompanied by his slave, Thomas, John embarks on a perilous voyage on the high seas. When that journey finds John in his darkest hour, a transformative moment of self-reckoning inspires a blazing anthem of hope that will finally guide him home.
A wild hellhound prowls the moors of Devonshire, dispatching the male heirs of the Baskerville line one by one. Fortunately, Sherlock Holmes is on the case. To solve it, he and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir.
Tony Award-winner Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle's classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Watch as the intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters. Baskerville is a fast-paced and joyful comedy teeming with theatrical inventiveness. Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be!
Based on the smash hit film, the award-winning musical will star Grammy Award nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox!
Former Secret Service agent-turned-bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don't expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics, including "Queen of the Night," "So Emotional," "One Moment in Time," "Saving All My Love for You," "Run to You," "I Have Nothing," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," and one of the biggest-selling songs of all time, "I Will Always Love You."
Let's misbehave! A machine-gun burst of songs from the Roaring Twenties heats up Woody Allen's hilarious musical comedy about mobsters mixed up in the theater. When a gangster promises to produce a young playwright's new script, the string attached is the crook's no-talent girlfriend. Love, limb, and livelihood are at risk in a fizzy backstage story loaded with zingers, slapstick, and bigger-than-life show people. This song-and-dance spin on the hit film will leave you sitting on top of the world.
Yolonda is a tough girl from Brooklyn who's proud of her status as a true New Yorker. However, a family tragedy sends her to live in South Carolina with her grandmother, Mother Shaw. Surrounded by a circle of powerful women, Yolonda learns the "hat queen rules," awakening in her a deep sense of who she is and where she comes from. Crowns weaves together compelling stories and glorious gospel music to create a tapestry of voices that transcend time and place.
Forget the princesses you think you know — the original storybook heroines have come back to life to set the record straight. After multiple sold‐out runs nationwide, these royal renegades tossed off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not‐for the-kiddies musical to you — and what you thought about princesses will never be the same!
The "storybook" journey for Disenchanted! began with a sold‐out, award‐winning run at Orlando's International Fringe Festival in 2011. Disenchanted! was nominated for a 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off‐Broadway Musical and a 2015 Off‐Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical. In addition to the sold‐out New York engagement, this fairy tale has gone international.
In the astonishing first installment of Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks' American Odyssey, set during the Civil War, Hero is offered his freedom from slavery in exchange for joining his master in the ranks of the Confederacy. Father Comes Home From the Wars is an epic new work filled with music, wit, and lyricism.
With breakneck speed and endless invention, Field Guide skates through one of the greatest — and longest! — novels ever written: The Brothers Karamazov. Rude Mechs takes a page (or several hundred) from Fyodor Dostoevsky's powerful meditation on faith, meaning, and morality and mischievously adds standup comedy, pop music dance numbers, a cardboard bear, and a talking bird to it.
Raymonde has everything a turn-of-the-century Parisian housewife could want. Everything, that is, except for a husband who lavishes her with attention in bed. Doubting his fidelity, she gets a "flea in her ear," sending all involved on a wild ride of accusations, mistaken identities, and riotous confusions.
Direct from Broadway, the world's best-selling magic show is coming to the Bushnell.
This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth. The Illusionists – Live From Broadway has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This nonstop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
An ACT of CT Production Directed by Daniel C. Levine
If you saw Tommy or Jesus Christ Superstar, you won't want to miss Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel's favorite son. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his 11 brothers, and the coat of many colors, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including "Those Canaan Days," "Any Dream Will Do," and "Close Every Door to Me."
A standing double date in Damascus quickly escalates into farce as four friends unburden their hearts and reveal their secret passions. But as civil war rages outside, nothing is really what it seems to be. Kiss is a politically charged and emotionally resonant exploration of what gets lost in translation: the unfathomable human toll taken on a nation in chaos.
The ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Ten years after disappearing from the Paris Opera House, the Phantom has a new life in New York where he lives amongst the joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. Christine Daaé, now one of the world's finest sopranos, is coming to perform in New York. In a final bid to win back Christine's love, the Phantom lures her, Raoul, and their young son to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island, not knowing what is in store for them…
Winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and based on Cervantes' masterpiece, this "Impossible Dream" comes to life in an imaginative journey with Don Quixote as he tilts at windmills and battles for good and the love of his fair maiden Aldonza.
A college student hides behind dark glasses, a baseball cap pulled low, and writings that disturb and provoke. Is he just venting, or is he really troubled? Gina, his writing professor, is the only one willing to get close, to try to understand what he's going through. But at what peril to herself? The newest play from Obie Award-winning playwright Julia Cho is a thrilling ride through the psyches of two people learning to empathize with one another.
Charles Dickens's beloved orphan makes his Goodspeed debut in the hope-filled musical set in the dark shadows of Victorian London. Bounced from workhouse to forced labor, Oliver Twist escapes to the streets where he meets Fagin, the Artful Dodger, and a band of child pickpockets. Will he find love, home, and happiness before it's too late? Consider yourself part of the family with the colorful international smash that gave the world "Where Is Love?", "Food! Glorious Food!", and "As Long As He Needs Me."
From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything.
On Your Feet! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet.
Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), On Your Feet! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century — and one of the most inspiring stories in music history.
Set in the '90s — the 1590s — this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony nominee Rob McClure and Broadway's Josh Grisetti), two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare (Tony nominee Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first musical.
Thanksgiving feels hollow this year to the families of a small suburban town where the memories are still too fresh. Nothing is the same since the day when Thousand Pines Junior High School was on every news channel and in everyone's hearts. This important and uplifting tale of redemption shows that everyone is the same in wanting to feel safe and in wanting to heal.
Audiences mob the theater when a Hollywood action star takes the Broadway stage in a recently discovered play by Franz Kafka. But what if he can't go on? Enter Harry, the understudy, a journeyman actor who has the chops but not the résumé. This hilarious look at life backstage gets even crazier when Harry reunites with the stage manager (his ex-fiancée) and dukes it out with the film star as obstacles mount and tensions rise.
Shake hands with the heartwarming humorist who spun a rope, poked fun at headlines, and never met a man he didn't like. The rags-to-riches story of America's beloved stage, screen and radio star bursts to life as a Ziegfeld Follies-style extravaganza. Family, fame, and fate are center stage in Will's rise from obscurity to stardom. Along the way, he's arm-in-arm with vivacious showgirls and a slew of cowboys. Curtain up on the Tony Award-winning Best Musical that captures the American spirit at its up-tempo best.
There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful Wizard of Oz, twists its way into Hartford, Connecticut! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto, and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography, and classic songs. A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, The Wizard of Oz will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don't miss the chance to travel over the rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage.
A celebration of one of the giants of American music, Woody Sez is a story of struggle, activism, patriotism, and commitment. This musical portrait of the folksinger and songwriter Woody Guthrie was first produced at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2007 and has since played London's West End and off-Broadway, where it was a hit in the summer of 2017. This joyful, touching, and tumultuous tale is told with Guthrie's own words and over two dozen of his indelible songs, including "This Land Is Your Land," "Union Maid," "Deportees," and "This Train Is Bound for Glory."
The four actors in the cast play more than two dozen acoustic instruments, including guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, jaw harp, harmonica, and dulcimer. Featured in the title role is David M. Lutken, the show's deviser, who won Helen Hayes and Joseph Jefferson Awards for his performance. He also appeared in Broadway's Inherit the Wind.