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Emerson Colonial Theatre

106 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, USA
Seats (approximate)
1705

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
Built in 1900 on the site of the former Boston Public Library, The Colonial Theatre has hosted some of the finest Broadway productions ever staged, and Boston theatre audiences have shared in that unique theatrical history. What was said of The Colonial Theatre in 1900 still holds true today. "It is a palace dedicated to the play, a monument to the taste of New England, and a credit to the City of Boston."
Jersey Boys
Mar 18, 2020 - Mar 22, 2020
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
The Illusionists
Mar 05, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019
Music by Evan Jolly
Special Original Magic
The Play That Goes Wrong
Nov 07, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018
Play Original Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
Flashdance The Musical
Mar 11, 2014 - Mar 23, 2014
Music by Robbie Roth; Book by Robert Cary, Tom Hedley; Lyrics by Robbie Roth, Robert Cary
Musical Original
I Love Lucy
Dec 03, 2013 - Dec 22, 2013
Original Music Composer: Peitor Angell; Adapted for the Stage and with new material by Kim Flagg, Rick Sparks; Special Lyrics by Wayne Moore
Play Original Comedy
Million Dollar Quartet
Oct 08, 2013 - Oct 13, 2013
Musical Original
Jersey Boys
Jan 29, 2013 - Mar 03, 2013
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Memphis
Dec 11, 2012 - Dec 16, 2012
Music by David Bryan; Book by Joe DiPietro; Lyrics by David Bryan, Joe DiPietro
Musical Original
West Side Story
Jun 14, 2011 - Jul 10, 2011
Music by Leonard Bernstein; Book by Arthur Laurents; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Revival Drama
Hair
Mar 22, 2011 - Apr 10, 2011
Musical Revival Fantasy
Jersey Boys
Dec 14, 2010 - Jan 30, 2011
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Rock of Ages
Oct 05, 2010 - Oct 17, 2010
Book by Chris D'Arienzo
Musical Original
August: Osage County
May 04, 2010 - May 09, 2010
Written by Tracy Letts
Play Original
Dreamgirls
Feb 02, 2010 - Feb 14, 2010
Music by Henry Krieger; Book by Tom Eyen; Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Musical Revival
Musical Original Comedy
Rent - Mark
Jul 14, 2009 - Jul 26, 2009
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Musical Original Drama
Spring Awakening
Apr 28, 2009 - May 24, 2009
Music by Duncan Sheik; Book by Steven Sater; Lyrics by Steven Sater
Musical Original Drama
A Bronx Tale
Mar 31, 2009 - Apr 05, 2009
Original music by John Gromada; Written by Chazz Palminteri
Play Original Solo
Frost/Nixon
Jan 27, 2009 - Feb 08, 2009
Written by Peter Morgan
Play Original Drama
Chicago
Dec 09, 2008 - Dec 14, 2008
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Monty Python's Spamalot
Nov 18, 2008 - Nov 23, 2008
Music by Eric Idle, John Du Prez; Book by Eric Idle; Lyrics by Eric Idle
Musical Original Comedy
Avenue Q
Mar 11, 2008 - Mar 23, 2008
Music by Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez; Book by Jeff Whitty; Lyrics by Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez
Musical Original Comedy Puppets
Musical Original Comedy
Sweeney Todd
Oct 23, 2007 - Nov 04, 2007
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Revival Thriller
The Light in the Piazza
May 29, 2007 - Jun 09, 2007
Music by Adam Guettel; Book by Craig Lucas; Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Musical Original
Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life
May 01, 2007 - May 06, 2007
Original Songs by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty; Book by Terrence McNally
Musical Original
Doubt
Feb 06, 2007 - Feb 18, 2007
Play Original Drama
Twelve Angry Men
Nov 07, 2006 - Nov 19, 2006
Written by Reginald Rose
Play Original Drama
Altar Boyz
Oct 31, 2006 - Nov 05, 2006
Musical Original Farce
Monty Python's Spamalot
Mar 07, 2006 - Apr 15, 2006
Music by Eric Idle, John Du Prez; Book by Eric Idle; Lyrics by Eric Idle
Musical Original Comedy
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - 2005
Nov 01, 2005 - Nov 13, 2005
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Comedy
Little Shop of Horrors
May 03, 2005 - May 15, 2005
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Howard Ashman; Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Musical Revival ComedyPuppets
On The Record
Mar 29, 2005 - Apr 10, 2005
Scenarist: Chad Beguelin
Musical Original
The Producers - Leo
Feb 22, 2005 - Mar 06, 2005
Music by Mel Brooks; Book by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Musical Original Comedy
Evita - 2004
Nov 02, 2004 - Nov 14, 2004
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Musical Original Comedy
Movin Out
Mar 02, 2004 - Apr 11, 2004
Music by Billy Joel; Lyrics by Billy Joel
Musical Original Dance
The Graduate
Jan 27, 2004 - Feb 08, 2004
Written by Terry Johnson
Play Original Comedy
Urinetown
Jan 06, 2004 - Jan 18, 2004
Music by Mark Hollmann; Book by Greg Kotis; Lyrics by Greg Kotis, Mark Hollmann
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Drama
Hairspray
Oct 08, 2003 - Nov 02, 2003
Musical Original Comedy
The Producers - Leo
Jun 17, 2003 - Sep 14, 2003
Music by Mel Brooks; Book by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
Beauty & the Beast - Second National
Dec 10, 2002 - Jan 05, 2003
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Linda Woolverton; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
Musical Original Comedy
The Full Monty
Jun 11, 2002 - Jun 30, 2002
Music by David Yazbek; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by David Yazbek
Musical Original Comedy
Copenhagen
May 06, 2002 - May 19, 2002
Written by Michael Frayn
Play Original Drama
The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas
Apr 16, 2002 - Apr 28, 2002
Music by Carol Hall; Book by Larry L. King, Peter Masterson; Lyrics by Carol Hall
Musical Revival Comedy
Guys and Dolls
Apr 02, 2002 - Apr 14, 2002
Music by Frank Loesser; Book by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling; Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Musical Revival Comedy
Fiddler on the Roof
Mar 12, 2002 - Mar 17, 2002
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Contact
Dec 25, 2001 - Jan 13, 2002
Written by John Weidman
Musical Original Dance
South Pacific
Dec 04, 2001 - Dec 16, 2001
Musical Revival Drama
Musical Original Comedy
Fiddler on the Roof
Jun 12, 2001 - Jun 24, 2001
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Musical Original Drama
Tallulah
Oct 10, 2000 - Oct 22, 2000
Written by Sandra Ryan Heyward
Play Original
Art
Mar 07, 2000 - Mar 26, 2000
Music Composed by Gary Yershon; Written by Yasmina Reza
Play Original
Fosse
Jan 27, 2000 - Feb 13, 2000
Musical Original Revue Dance
Footloose
Dec 14, 1999 - Jan 02, 2000
Music by Tom Snow; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Musical Original
The Sound of Music
Oct 19, 1999 - Nov 07, 1999
Musical Revival Drama
Evita - 1998
Jul 20, 1999 - Aug 01, 1999
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Fame
Jul 06, 1999 - Jul 18, 1999
Music by Steve Margoshes; Book by José Fernandez; Lyrics by Jacques Levy
Musical Original
Cabaret
May 04, 1999 - Jun 06, 1999
Music by John Kander; Book by Joe Masteroff; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Drama
Ragtime - 1998
Jan 20, 1999 - Mar 28, 1999
Music by Stephen Flaherty; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Musical Original Drama
Victor/Victoria
Dec 29, 1998 - Jan 10, 1999
Music by Henry Mancini; Book by Blake Edwards; Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Musical Original Comedy
Peter Pan
Feb 17, 1998 - Mar 01, 1998
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Musical Revival Comedy
Chicago
Dec 02, 1997 - Feb 15, 1998
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Drama
West Side Story
Mar 25, 1997 - May 04, 1997
Music by Leonard Bernstein; Book by Arthur Laurents; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Revival Drama
Annie
Feb 04, 1997 - Feb 16, 1997
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Revival Comedy
Grease
Dec 10, 1996 - Jan 05, 1997
Musical Revival Comedy
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Music of the Night
Nov 26, 1996 - Dec 08, 1996
Musical Original
Damn Yankees
Jan 30, 1996 - Feb 11, 1996
Musical Revival Comedy
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Music of the Night
Jan 09, 1996 - Jan 28, 1996
Musical Original
Aint Misbehavin
Dec 05, 1995 - Dec 17, 1995
Musical Revival Revue
Angels in America
Nov 28, 1995 - Dec 03, 1995
Written by Tony Kushner
Play Original
An Inspector Calls
Nov 07, 1995 - Nov 19, 1995
Written by J.B. Priestley
Play Revival DramaMystery
Three Tall Women
Oct 24, 1995 - Nov 05, 1995
Written by Edward Albee
Play Original Drama
Musical Original Drama
Angels in America
Mar 28, 1995 - Apr 09, 1995
Written by Tony Kushner
Play Original
Angels in America
Mar 03, 1995 - Mar 15, 1995
Written by Tony Kushner
Play Original
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Nov 25, 1994 - Dec 31, 1994
Music by John Kander; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Original Drama
Hello, Dolly!
Nov 08, 1994 - Nov 20, 1994
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Revival Comedy
Hair
May 31, 1994 - Jun 05, 1994
Musical Revival
Evita - 1992
Apr 26, 1994 - May 01, 1994
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
The Who's Tommy
Dec 03, 1993 - Jan 16, 1994
Musical Original
The Secret Garden
Nov 23, 1993 - Nov 28, 1993
Music by Lucy Simon; Book by Marsha Norman; Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Musical Original
Falsettos - Second National
Oct 12, 1993 - Oct 31, 1993
Music by William Finn; Book by James Lapine, William Finn; Lyrics by William Finn
Musical Original
My Fair Lady
Jun 01, 1993 - Jun 27, 1993
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival Comedy
Annie Get Your Gun
May 04, 1993 - May 16, 1993
Musical Revival Comedy
Guys and Dolls
Mar 08, 1993 - Apr 11, 1993
Music by Frank Loesser; Book by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling; Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Musical Revival Comedy
Aspects of Love
Jan 19, 1993 - Jan 24, 1993
Musical Original
The Secret Garden
Nov 03, 1992 - Nov 22, 1992
Music by Lucy Simon; Book by Marsha Norman; Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Musical Original
Evita - 1992
Oct 06, 1992 - Oct 18, 1992
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
Apr 28, 1992 - May 10, 1992
Music by Buddy Holly; Book by Alan Janes; Lyrics by Buddy Holly
Musical Original
Grand Hotel
Nov 05, 1991 - Nov 10, 1991
Musical Original Drama
Bye Bye Birdie
Sep 24, 1991 - Oct 13, 1991
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Lee Adams
Musical Revival Comedy
The Heidi Chronicles
Mar 05, 1991 - Mar 17, 1991
Written by Wendy Wasserstein
Play Original
Lend Me a Tenor
Dec 18, 1990 - Dec 31, 1990
Written by Ken Ludwig
Play Original Comedy Farce
M. Butterfly
Sep 22, 1990 - Oct 28, 1990
Written by David Henry Hwang
Play Original Drama
Peter Pan
Dec 15, 1989 - Jan 07, 1990
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Musical Revival Comedy
Into the Woods
Oct 10, 1989 - Oct 22, 1989
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Original Comedy Drama
Me and My Girl
Mar 07, 1989 - Mar 18, 1989
Musical Original Comedy
Cabaret
Dec 06, 1988 - Dec 31, 1988
Music by John Kander; Book by Joe Masteroff; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Drama
Driving Miss Daisy
Nov 15, 1988 - Dec 04, 1988
Written by Alfred Uhry
Play Original Comedy Drama
Broadway Bound
Sep 27, 1988 - Oct 09, 1988
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
HMS Pinafore
Feb 16, 1988 - Feb 28, 1988
Lyrics by W. S. Gilbert
Musical Revival ComedyOperetta
Big River
Nov 17, 1987 - Dec 06, 1987
Music by Roger Miller; Book by William Hauptman; Lyrics by Roger Miller
Musical Original Comedy
Sweet Charity
Oct 20, 1987 - Nov 08, 1987
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Neil Simon; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Revival ComedyFarce
I'm Not Rappaport
Nov 28, 1986 - Dec 14, 1986
Written by Herb Gardner
Play Original Comedy
Annie
Mar 05, 1986 - Mar 16, 1986
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Original Comedy
Jerry's Girls
Dec 18, 1984 - Jan 06, 1985
Music by Jerry Herman; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Original Revue
gigi
Nov 20, 1984 - Dec 16, 1984
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival Comedy
Little Shop of Horrors
Jul 31, 1984 - Sep 02, 1984
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Howard Ashman; Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Musical Original Comedy Puppets
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Jun 05, 1984 - Jun 30, 1984
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
Children of a Lesser God
Jan 12, 1982 - Feb 21, 1982
Written by Mark Medoff
Play Original DramaSign Language
A Chorus Line
Nov 17, 1981 - Dec 19, 1981
Musical Original Drama
Annie - First National
Apr 21, 1981 - May 16, 1981
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Original Comedy
Sugar Babies
Sep 25, 1980 - Nov 01, 1980
Music by Jimmy McHugh; Book based on traditional material written by Ralph G. Allen; Lyrics by Al Dubin, Dorothy Fields
Musical Original Revue Comedy Burlesque
Da
Jun 03, 1980 - Jun 28, 1980
Written by Hugh Leonard
Play Original Comedy
Annie - First National
Nov 29, 1979 - Apr 26, 1980
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Original Comedy
Da
Nov 05, 1979 - Nov 18, 1979
Written by Hugh Leonard
Play Original Comedy
Dracula
Mar 29, 1979 - Jun 24, 1979
Play Revival Drama
Play Original Dance Poem
Chicago
Sep 12, 1977 - Oct 15, 1977
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Original Comedy
Bubbling Brown Sugar
Aug 02, 1977 - Aug 14, 1977
Book by Loften Mitchell
Musical Original Revue
Bubbling Brown Sugar
Oct 05, 1976 - Nov 14, 1976
Book by Loften Mitchell
Musical Original Revue
Odyssey
Mar 31, 1975 - Apr 26, 1975
Music by Mitch Leigh; By Erich Segal
Musical Original
Prisoner of Second Avenue
Feb 11, 1974 - Mar 10, 1974
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy Drama
Butterflies are Free
Jan 04, 1971 - Jan 16, 1971
Written by Leonard Gershe
Play Original Comedy