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Tap Dogs, NUTCRACKER, LOOPED and More Play The Bushnell's 2012-13 Holiday Season

Related: The Bushnell, Toys for Tots, Tap Dogs, Nutcracker, Looped, Wynton Marsalis, Valerie Harper

Coming up in early 2013!
And if you’re looking for holiday gift ideas, we have a wonderful variety of programming coming up in the New Year as well! From big Broadway musicals, to comedy, to family programming, there’s something for everyone on your list. Gift cards are also available by visiting the Bushnell Box Office at 166 Capitol Avenue in Hartford, by calling (860) 987-5900 or online at www.bushnell.org.

Million Dollar Quartet
January 8-13, 2013
Mortensen Hall
Part of The Bushnell Broadway Series Co-Sponsored by Travelers and Webster Bank

Million Dollar Quartet is the new smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. This thrilling musical features a score of rock hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "That’s All Right," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Who Do You Love?," "Matchbox," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Hound Dog" and more.

Tickets start at $20.00

Jesse Cook
January 19, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Belding Theater

Award-winning Canadian guitar phenomenon Jesse Cook comes to Hartford with The Blue Guitar Tour 2012 in support of his eighth studio album. Cook has been recording and performing music internationally for over 17 years. He is a JUNO Award-winning artist and three-time recipient of the Canadian Smooth Jazz Award for “Guitarist of the Year.” With over one million album sales worldwide, the Toronto-based Jesse Cook has spawned a truly global fan base.

Tickets start at $35.00

LOOPED starring Tony Award-nominee Valerie Harper
January 24 - February 6, 2013
Belding Theater
Part of The Bushnell Broadway Series Co-Sponsored by Travelers and Webster Bank

Written by Hartford native Matthew Lombardo, Looped tells the story of Tallulah Bankhead, the internationally celebrated actress, being called into a sound studio in 1965 to re-record (or "loop") one line of dialogue for what would be her last film -- the dreadful Die! Die! My Darling! Southern, but by no means a belle, Ms. Bankhead was known for her wild partying and convention-defying exploits that surpassed even today's celebrity bad girls. Given her inebriated state and inability to loop the line properly, what ensues is an uproarious showdown between an uptight film editor and the outrageous legend.

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Valerie Harper will recreate her Tony Award-nominated performance as Tallulah Bankhead. Rob Ruggiero, who directed Looped on Broadway, will restage the show for Hartford and a subsequent tour.

Tickets start at $35.00

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
January 26, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Mortensen Hall
Sponsored by Fairview Capital Partners

Returning to The Bushnell for the first time in over 15 years, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. Featured in all aspects of Jazz at Lincoln Center's programming, this remarkably versatile orchestra performs in New York, across the U.S. and around the globe. Led by master trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, this world-class ensemble is guaranteed to produce a swinging evening to remember.

Tickets start at $25.00

Tickets for all of these events 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 www.bushnell.org. Ticket prices do not include applicable fees.

Celebrating 80 years, The Bushnell® is Connecticut’s premier performing arts center, hosting more than 350 events yearly, including major Broadway tours, symphony orchestras, family presentations, local arts and community events. The Bushnell is home to two theaters- the historic 2,800-seat Mortensen Hall, and the 907-seat Belding Theater, a state-of-the-art performance hall that opened in 2001. The Bushnell’s nationally recognized, award-winning, arts-in-education program, PARTNERS® (Partners in Arts and Education Revitalizing Schools), now in its 19th year, continues to provide quality arts-in-education programs for schools and communities across Greater Hartford. The Bushnell opened in January 1930 and is a not-for-profit organization that is proud to serve Connecticut and its citizens. For more information, call The Bushnell at (860) 987-6000, The Bushnell Box Office at (860) 987-5900 or visit the website at www.bushnell.org.


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