David Fay News

The Bushnell and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra Announce New Affiliation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

The Board of Directors of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and The Board of Trustees of The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts each voted this week to pursue a strategic collaboration through a two-year management services contract. (more...)

PIPPIN, KINKY BOOTS, 'NICE WORK' & More Set for The Bushnell's 2014-15 Broadway Series Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

In a sure sign spring is near, The Bushnell announced today its 2014-2015 Broadway Series season. Beginning in September 2014, The Bushnell will bring seven popular Broadway titles to Hartford as part of the Series, along with an additional off-Series blockbuster to round out a strong season lineup. Series titles are Broadway classics EVITA, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, and CAMELOT, last year's Tony-winning Best Musical Revival, PIPPIN, Gershwin tuner NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, and back-to-back Tony Award-winning Best Musicals ONCE and KINKY BOOTS. The phenomenal crowd-pleaser WICKED was also announced to return to Hartford for three weeks in November as a special off-subscription offering. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Witty Prequel for Adults Flies in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at The Bushnell
by Lauren Yarger - Feb 19, 2014

Ropes become rooms and oceans, people become doors, gloves become birds and some very clever staging, directed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers. (more...)

The Bushnell to Finance Energy-Saving Upgrades Through Innovative C-PACE Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

Bushnell President and CEO David Fay announced today that The Bushnell will finance the long-needed replacement of its aging boiler through the state's innovative Commercial & Industrial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program. The not-for-profit institution will recognize significant savings, both financially and in energy consumption, by making this capital improvement using C-PACE financing. The Bushnell is the first business in Hartford to take advantage of this novel state program. (more...)

Mike Fresher to Leave The Bushnell for San Antonio's Tobin Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2013

David Fay, President and CEO of The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts announced today that Mike Fresher will be leaving his position as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at The Bushnell to become President and CEO of The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, TX. Fresher, who also served as General Manager of Bushnell Management Services, will leave The Bushnell on May 10; he begins his new position May 21. (more...)

Stefanie Powers to Replace Valerie Harper in National Tour of LOOPED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

Emmy Award nominee Stefanie Powers will now play the role of legendary actress Tallulah Bankhead on the national tour of LOOPED. She replaces Valerie Harper, who was advised by doctors to take an immediate medical leave after having recently been hospitalized; she has flown back to Los Angeles with her husband Tony Cacciotti where she will receive continuing treatment and medical care. (more...)

LOOPED Moves Bushnell Opening to 5/7
by samantha vega - Jan 15, 2013

Four-time Emmy Award Winner & Tony Award Nominee Valerie Harper was hospitalized last week, interrupting rehearsals for the national tour of LOOPED. She is currently being treated in Manhattan and is expected to make a full recovery within weeks. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Opens The Bushnell's 2012-2013 Broadway Series Season Tonight, 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2012

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts announced its 2012-2013 Broadway Series. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Opens The Bushnell's 2012-2013 Broadway Series Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 08, 2012

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts announced today its 2012-2013 Broadway Series. (more...)

Travelers and Webster Bank to Sponsor 2011-2012 Broadway Series at The Bushnell
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2011

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce that Travelers and Webster Bank will sponsor The Bushnell's 2011-2012 Broadway Series. The 2011-2012 Bushnell Broadway Series sponsored by Travelers and Webster Bank season includes the Connecticut premieres of TRACES, MEMPHIS, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, the New 25th Anniversary Production of LES MISÉRABLES and COME FLY AWAY, as well as beloved productions of PETER PAN starring Cathy Rigby and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. (more...)

Lane and Neuwirth To Participate In 'Addams Family' Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2008

Elephant Eye Theatrical (led by Stuart Oken, Michael Leavitt and David Fay) and Roy Furman, confirmed that Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth and have agreed to participate in a closed reading of the musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY this August in New York. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'The Music Man' Opening Night Party
by Jan Nargi - Apr 23, 2008

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT, celebrated its much anticipated opening night of 'The Music Man' on Tuesday, April 22 at Vito's by the Park. Performed as a semi-staged concert, the 50th Anniversary Tribute stars the legendary Shirley Jones and son Patrick Cassidy, along with Broadway veterans Lisa Vroman and Jason Graae. (more...)

Yazbeck, Hwang, Sher Set for Elephant Eye's 'West' Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2007

Producers Stuart Oken, Michael Leavitt and Five Cent Productions announced today that Elephant Eye Theatrical has reached its full capitalization of $8,000,000, added ten new strategic members and has three new musicals in advanced stages of development. (more...)

Theatre League Announced 'Family First Nights' National Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2005

The League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc. announced today that it is launching 'Family First Nights,' a national program designed for underserved families to attend theatre together on a regular basis. (more...)