Theater Bus

Make it to Broadway!
Don’t miss out on seeing the best of Broadway this season, with discounted tickets and bus transportation. DCA Theater Bus subscribers have been treated to blockbusters such as Hamilton and Hello, Dolly!

Our Theater Bus offers an easy way to catch a show, and an 8:30am departure from the DCA gives theater goers a head start on the day. Discounted Broadway theater tickets for Wednesday matinee performances and transportation by private bus are included in the price.

Theater Bus 2018-2019 Subscriptions:
DCA members $550 / public $600

Please note: subscriptions are sold out for the 2018-2019 year. Contact the DCA office at 203-655-9050 extension 10, or, to be added to the waiting/sub list.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A new musical adaptation of the popular 1982 film is headed to Broadway!

Tootsie, a jaunty new stage musical adaptation of the 1982 movie comedy that starred Dustin Hoffman, has a real degree of currency to it, and it’s not because book writer Robert Horn (13: The Musical) and composer David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit) have set it in the present. Rather than telling the story — about a male actor who pretends to be a woman to get a gig — as some kind of look-what-women-go-through, pseudo-empowerment feminist lesson, they choose instead a nearly full-on satirical take on the narcissistic male ego. It’s that perspective that lifts the story’s farcical spirit into the contemporary.

Most everything here comes off with a vibrant musical-comedy zeal, from Horn’s fresh and funny one-liners to Yazbek’s brassy-funky-jazzy score to the comic performances led by Santino Fontana (Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella).

Variety Pre-Broadway Review

More information about Tootsie


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Fantastical, intelligent, well-crafted, and exhilarating, Anastasia deserves a coronation!”
The Wall Street Journal

“A sweeping adventure, romance and historical epic that piles discovery upon discovery. Its fine craftsmanship will satisfy musical theater fans.”
Time Out New York

“ONE OF THE MOST GORGEOUS SHOWS IN YEARS! Luscious, lavish, and a joy that leaves you cheering. This is a grandiloquent feast for the senses you won’t soon forget.”
The New York Observer

More information about Anastasia.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018
The Band’s Visit

“Spend an evening in the company of unforgettable strangers at the award-winning musical, THE BAND’S VISIT. It rejoices in the way music brings us to life, brings us to laughter, brings us to tears, and ultimately, brings us together.

In an Israeli desert town where every day feels the same, something different is suddenly in the air. Dina, the local café owner, had long resigned her desires for romance to daydreaming about exotic films and music from her youth. When a band of Egyptian musicians show up lost at her café, she and her fellow locals take them in for the night. As their lives intertwine in unexpected ways, this once sleepy town begins to wake up.” –

The New York Times: “The Best Reviewed Musical of the Season” is now the winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical!”

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2017-2018 shows included:

Hello Dolly
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Hello, Dolly!
Divine, indeed! Bette Midler has garnered the Tony Award® for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her powerhouse performance in Hello, Dolly! The win was announced at the Tonys ceremony on June 11 at Radio City Music Hall.

Michael Stewart’s (book) and Jerry Herman’s (music and lyrics) masterpiece, Hello, Dolly!, returns to Broadway starring none other than Bette Midler. Directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly! is now in performances at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). This production, the first new production of Hello, Dolly! to appear on Broadway since it opened more than fifty years ago, pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion, which has been hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history.

Come Away From
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Come From Away
Come From Away takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers after 9/11, and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking show, written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein and directed by two-time Tony® nominee Christopher Ashley (Memphis), that Newsweek cheers, “It does what the best musicals do: takes you to a place you never want to leave.”

On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

“One of the most hallowed works of the American stage” (The New York Times) returns to Broadway for the first time in more than two decades. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s timeless musical Carousel comes to life in a new production starring Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry, Tony winner Jessie Mueller and Renée Fleming in her first-ever appearance in a Broadway musical.

Set in a small New England factory town, Carousel describes the tragic romance between a troubled carnival barker and the young woman who gives up everything for him. Elevated to an epic scale with a sweeping musical score and incandescent ballet sequences, this story of passion, loss and redemption introduced Broadway to a new manner of musical drama — one that “set the standard for the 20th century musical” (Time Magazine) and would captivate theatergoers for generations to come.

Featuring some of the most beloved numbers in the American songbook, Carousel is “nothing less than a masterpiece” (The New York Times).

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