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The Bushnell

166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT

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1-(860)-987-6000

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www.bushnell.org/

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Finding Neverland: National Tour

Musical

Based on the Miramax motion picture by David Magee and the play "The Man Who Was Peter Pan" by Allan Knee, "Finding Neverland" follows the relationship between playwright J. M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, one of the most beloved stories of all time. Staged by Diane Paulus with music by U.K. pop sensation Gary Barlow (Take That) and choreography by Emmy Award-winner Mia Michaels ("So You Think You Can Dance"), this new musical explores the power of imagination to open up new worlds, and the pressures put upon those worlds by the inevitability of growing up.

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• Sat 8/5/17 at - 2:00 PM

Jay Leno

Stand Up Comedy

Former star of NBC's 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,' this famous host has created his own unique "late-night style" with humor, talk and entertainment. One of the country's premier comedians, Leno is a passionate live performer who loves his audiences.

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• Fri 10/13/17 at - 8:00 PM

David Sedaris

Solo Performance,Signing/Readings,Comedy

Tweaking the familiar until it warps; David Sedaris mines poignant comedy from his peculiar childhood in North Carolina, his bizarre career path, and his move with his lover to France. David Sedaris' wickedly witty observations of the ordinary-bizarre is always sure to deliver insights and laughs. One of six children in a second-generation Greek family, he grew up in Raleigh, NC. In 1977, he dropped out of Kent State University to hitchhike around the country. Aside from working as an elf, Sedaris has worked a number of charmingly quirky jobs such as a house painter, an apple picker, an aide in a mental hospital, a creative writing teacher at the Art Institute of Chicago, and an apartment cleaner. Sedaris made his comic debut recounting his strange-but-true experiences of being a Macy's elf, reading his "Santaland Diaries" on National Public Radio's Morning Edition in 1992. His sardonic humor and incisive social critique have made him one of NPR's most popular and humorous commentators. In 2001, he was named Humorist of the Year by Time magazine and received the Thurber Prize for American Humor. The author of "Barrel Fever" and "Holiday on Ice," as well as bestselling memoirs "Naked," "Me Talk Pretty One Day," "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim," "When You Are Engulfed in Flames" and most recently, "Letís Explore Diabetes with Owls," his next book, "Theft by Finding," due out in the summer of 2017, will be a collection of his diaries.

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• Sat 10/14/17 at - 8:00 PM