Detroit ’67
Feb
14
to Mar 10

Detroit ’67

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Dominique Morisseau’s powerful Detroit ’67 unfolds during an explosive moment in U.S. history—the race riots that tore the city of Detroit apart. The story centers on Chelle and her brother Lank, who make ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours party. When a mysterious woman makes her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than family business.

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TWELFTH NIGHT
Mar
15
to Apr 6

TWELFTH NIGHT

Separated from her twin brother in a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a man and falls in love with her new employer Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Cesario, who’s really Viola. And that’s before Sebastian washes ashore in search of his missing sister. In director Carl Cofield’s vibrant Afro-futurist production, Shakespeare’s most wonderful romantic comedy brims with music and dances to the heartbeat of unrequited love.

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AILEY II
Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

AILEY II

There’s nothing like the thrill of discovering a new favorite artist or being the first to see new work by acclaimed choreographers. Ailey II gives you both: a company of 12 on their-way-to-the-top dancers and a repertory of works by emerging talents fresh out of the rehearsal room. The Ailey II dancers share their "off-the-charts energy" (The New Yorker) with audiences as they perform new works and returning classics.

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STOMP
Apr
5
to Apr 7

STOMP

STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. As the Boston Globe says, “If you haven’t seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!” STOMP. See what all the noise is about.

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CADILLAC CREW
Apr
26
to May 18

CADILLAC CREW

On the day of a much anticipated speech by Rosa Parks during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, four activists working in a Virginia civil rights office wonder whether the proclamation of equality amongst mankind includes women. With remarkable insight and unexpected humor, Cadillac Crew reclaims the stories of the forgotten leaders who blazed the trail for desegregation and women’s rights and asks: when will the world be ready to embrace women in all their capacity?

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Hamilton
Dec
16
4:00 PM16:00

Hamilton

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow's biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

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TOMMY DAVIDSON
Dec
13
to Dec 16

TOMMY DAVIDSON

  • 194 Buckland Hills Drive Manchester, CT, 06042 United States (map)
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Tommy Davidson’s exceptional range – from stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music ability –
have earned him a reputation as an extraordinary performer. Best known as one of the original stars of the hit television show In Living Color, Tommy’s visibility increased rapidly and he became widely known for his innovative talent. 

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LESLIE ODOM JR.
Dec
8
6:30 PM18:30

LESLIE ODOM JR.

Leslie Odom, Jr. took the Broadway world by storm when he originated the role of Aaron Burr in the blockbuster musical Hamilton and won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. Since making his Broadway debut at the age of 17 in Rent, his impressive career has spanned television, film and theater, recently starring in the major motion picture Murder on the Orient Express. Be in the room where it happens, as Leslie performs holiday tunes, classics, and Broadway hits! 

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SINBAD
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

SINBAD

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For more than 30 years, Sinbad has been cracking up audiences on TV, the big screen, and during his unfiltered marathon evenings of live comedy filled with stories from everyone he meets, everything he's seen, and everything he's done

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PARADISE BLUE
Nov
21
to Dec 16

PARADISE BLUE

  • 222 Sargent Drive New Haven, CT, 06511 United States (map)
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When Blue needs to just get things out, he picks up his trumpet and lets it sing. His jazz club, Paradise, was once the place in Detroit’s Blackbottom neighborhood—until the day Silver, a mysterious woman with a walk that drives men crazy, shows up with her own ideas for Paradise and turns everyone’s world upside down. Dynamic, sultry, and spiced with humor, Paradise Blue is a new American classic you’ll want to experience.

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PARADISE BLUE
Nov
21
to Dec 16

PARADISE BLUE

  • 222 Sargent Drive New Haven, CT, 06511 United States (map)
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“…a juicy and resonant piece of writing filled to the brim with complex, empathetic characters. It is not hard to become involved with their choices and worry about their futures.” – Chicago Tribune

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DONNELL RAWLINGS
Nov
9
to Nov 10

DONNELL RAWLINGS

  • 194 Buckland Hills Drive Manchester, CT, 06042 United States (map)
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2016 has already started off with a bang for Donnell, he has already been cast in Kevin Smith’s pilot Hollyweed. 2015 was a huge year for Donnell Rawlings,he lit the stage at The Dubai Comedy Festival. He also rocked it at Montreal Comedy Festival. He has been touring all over with Dave Chappelle. In 2014 he killed during a record number of shows working with Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. You just saw him starring in his own show as Judge Rawlings on MTV2’s Guy Court. Donnell was also was a cast member on MTV2’s Guy Code. Donnell can be seen hosting Staann' Dup to be seen on StarzBlack. He lends his voice in a recurring role as “Another Cat Named Rally” on the hit animation Black Dynamite as well being featured in Adult Swim’s animation. Donnell continues to tour heavily, performing his intelligently bold stand-up throughout the US, Europe, and the Caribbean.

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Giant Slayers Conference 2018
Nov
8
to Nov 10

Giant Slayers Conference 2018

Giant Slayers Conference started in 2013 as the Young Leaders Conference. Our founder, Rev. Ashley Ramsey heard a clarion call from God to start a movement to encourage millennials to return to the heart of God. God laid on Ashley's heart the desire to form a team of willing workers who would help to facilitate this God-given vision and dream.

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Warriors Don't Cry
Nov
7
to Nov 8

Warriors Don't Cry

A Bushnell original production, Warriors Don’t Cry is a one-woman play adapted verbatim from the memoir of the same name by Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the "Little Rock Nine” who integrated Central High School in Arkansas in 1957. The inspiring performance chronicles the arduous and violent year in which nine black students risked their lives in pursuit of a good education.

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Oleta Adams
Nov
4
7:30 PM19:30

Oleta Adams

Since the runaway success of her 1990 debut album Circle of One (which went Platinum), and the impassioned hit single “Get Here” Oleta Adams has inspired a growing legion of fans in the U.S. and Europe

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MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE!
Nov
1
to Nov 4

MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE!

Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands.

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Black Violin
Oct
21
8:00 PM20:00

Black Violin

Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil B.And Kev Marcus, who combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.”

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Tracy Morgan
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan is one of the most respected comedians in his field. Starring for seven seasons on NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award - winning “30 Rock,” Morgan appeared opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin as “Tracy Jordan.

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TRACY MORGAN
Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

TRACY MORGAN

  • 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard Uncasville, CT, 06382 United States (map)
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Tracy Morgan is one of the most respected comedians in his field. Starring for seven seasons on NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning 30 Rock, Morgan appeared opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin as “Tracy Jordan,” the unpredictable star of Lemon’s (Fey) hit variety show, TGS with Tracy Jordan. At the beginning of 2016, he headlined a nationwide stand-up tour titled Picking Up the Pieces which culminated in his newest stand up special Staying Alive which is now streaming globally on Netflix. 

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BILL BELLAMY
Oct
5
to Oct 6

BILL BELLAMY

  • 194 Buckland Hills Drive Manchester, CT, 06042 United States (map)
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Bill Bellamy has been a staple in the world of comedy, performing hundreds of shows to sold-out audiences across the country over the last decade. 

Bill returns to television this fall starring in the sitcom Mr. Box Office with Jon Lovitz, Gary Busey and Vivica A. Fox which is airing nationally in syndication. His hit Showtime special Crazy, Sexy, Dirty is now available on DVD. It’s one of the network’s highest- rated comedy specials of the year and received rave reviews from both fans and critics alike. He continues to work on feature films and just wrapped production on the comedy Sleeping Around with Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids).

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