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Wang Theatre at the Boch Center

270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, USA
Seats (approximate): 3611

The performing arts have enjoyed a rich and distinguished history in Boston, reaching back over 200 years. Since 1794 when Charles Bulfinch designed Boston's first playhouse, many theaters, concert halls and movie palaces have been built to entertain Boston's large and appreciative audiences. Although many of these structures no longer exist, The Metropolitan Theatre, renamed The Wang Theatre in 1983, remains a prominent landmark. Opened in 1925, "The Met," as it was called, was developed by Max Shoolman and designed by Clarence Blackall, a leading American theater architect. Blackall also designed 12 other major Boston theaters, among them the Colonial and Wilbur, as well as the Copley Plaza Hotel. At that time, The Metropolitan was hailed as a magnificent movie "cathedral," reminiscent of the splendor of a Louis XIV palace and was considered historically the most important Boston landmark of "the Roaring Twenties." Rivaled by few other theaters in the world, its glittering crystal chandeliers and imposing columns and doorways of imported marble formed an elegant setting for thousands of patrons who came to be entertained by motion pictures, big bands and vaudeville. Renamed The Music Hall in 1962, the theatre became home to the newly-formed Boston Ballet. During the 60s and 70s, Music Hall audiences also enjoyed the Stuttgart Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and Kirov Ballet as well as popular movies and performing artists. In 1980, the Theatre converted to a not-for-profit organization known as The Metropolitan Center and renovations to the stage and backstage attracted Broadway--Sweeney Todd with Angela Lansbury, Peter Pan with Sandy Duncan and My Fair Lady with Rex Harrison. An extraordinary gift in 1983 from Dr. An Wang, founder of Wang Laboratories, ushered in the era of The Wang Center. From 1989-1992, pure chutzpah and ambition raised $9.8 million to return the Theatre to its glory days of the 1920s. Since its restoration, The Wang Theatre has hosted an impressive array of world-class theater, music, dance and film. In the past few years alone, the Center broke box office records with musicals such as Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera and has hosted productions such as Riverdance, Jekyll & Hyde, Sunset Boulevard, American Ballet Theatre, Whitney Houston and Harry Connick Jr. It also continues to serve as a home to the nationally-acclaimed Boston Ballet, as well as annual visits from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for more than 25 years. For many years, with help from special celebrity guests The Wang Center presented its Classic Film Series, returning to the roots of the Theatre with classic films such as Casablanca, All About Eve and An American in Paris shown on one of New England's largest screens. In addition, the Wang Center Now operates and manages The Shubert Theatre as the home of many local not-for-profit performing arts organizations. Over the years, millions have looked up in awe at the elegance of the Grand Lobby, or in wonder at the theatrical feats onstage. The Wang Center is known throughout New England as a true community arts center whose doors are open to all.


Productions Production Dates
An American in Paris
Musical, Original
Oct 25, 2016 - Nov 06, 2016
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 18, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016
Love Letters
Play, Original
Written by A.R. Gurney
Feb 02, 2016 - Feb 07, 2016
Elf
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Matthew Sklar; Book by Bob Martin, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Nov 17, 2015 - Dec 06, 2015
Dirty Dancing
Musical, Original
Apr 28, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Irving Berlins White Christmas - 2014
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Irving Berlin; Book by David Ives, Paul Blake; Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Dec 16, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014
A Christmas Story
Musical, Original, Comedy
Dec 03, 2013 - Dec 08, 2013
A Christmas Story
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 20, 2013 - Dec 01, 2013
Million Dollar Quartet
Musical, Original
Oct 15, 2013 - Oct 20, 2013
Peter Pan
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Apr 23, 2013 - Apr 28, 2013
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Mel Marvin; Book by Timothy Mason; Lyrics by Timothy Mason
Nov 23, 2012 - Dec 09, 2012
Chicago
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Nov 01, 2012 - Nov 04, 2012
101 Dalmatians
Musical, Original
Dec 22, 2009 - Dec 27, 2009
The Color Purple
Musical, Original, Drama
Jun 16, 2009 - Jun 28, 2009
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman; Adapted for the stage by Jeremy Sams; Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman
Feb 03, 2009 - Feb 08, 2009
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Mel Marvin; Book by Timothy Mason; Lyrics by Timothy Mason
Nov 26, 2008 - Dec 28, 2008
Whistle Down The Wind
Musical, Original
Jan 29, 2008 - Feb 03, 2008
High School Musical
Musical, Original, Comedy
Oct 31, 2007 - Nov 04, 2007
Chicago
Musical, Revival, Comedy
May 17, 2005 - May 22, 2005
Peter Pan
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Mar 29, 2005 - Apr 03, 2005
Big River
Musical, Revival, Sign Language
Music by Roger Miller; Book by William Hauptman; Lyrics by Roger Miller
Nov 15, 2004 - Nov 21, 2004
The King and I - 2004
Musical, Revival, Comedy,Drama
Oct 11, 2004 - Oct 17, 2004
Chicago
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Nov 04, 2003 - Nov 09, 2003
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Musical, Original, Comedy
New Music by Jeanine Tesori; Book by Dick Scanlan, Richard Morris; New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan
Oct 07, 2003 - Oct 12, 2003
Jesus Christ Superstar
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Apr 15, 2003 - Apr 20, 2003
Contact
Musical, Original, Dance
Written by John Weidman
Mar 04, 2003 - Mar 09, 2003
42nd Street
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Jan 21, 2003 - Jan 26, 2003
Some Like It Hot
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Jule Styne; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Jan 13, 2003 - Jan 19, 2003
Kiss Me, Kate
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Cole Porter; Book by Bella Spewack, Sam Spewack; Lyrics by Cole Porter
May 28, 2002 - Jun 02, 2002
Aida
Musical, Original, Drama
Mar 27, 2002 - Apr 14, 2002
Saturday Night Fever
Musical, Original
Jan 22, 2002 - Jan 27, 2002
Cinderella
Musical, Original
Jan 15, 2002 - Jan 20, 2002
Ragtime - 1999
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by Stephen Flaherty; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Jun 05, 2001 - Jun 10, 2001
Rent - Benny
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Apr 10, 2001 - Apr 15, 2001
Beauty & The Beast - Second National
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Linda Woolverton; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
Mar 12, 2001 - Mar 25, 2001
The Phantom of the Opera - Music Box
Musical, Original, Drama
Jan 17, 2001 - Feb 25, 2001
Annie Get Your Gun
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Irving Berlin; Book by Dorothy Fields, Herbert Fields; Revised book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Oct 31, 2000 - Nov 05, 2000
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Nan Knighton; Lyrics by Nan Knighton
Aug 12, 2000 - Aug 06, 2000
Miss Saigon - Second National
Musical, Original, Drama
Jun 08, 2000 - Jun 25, 2000
Sunset Boulevard - Second National
Musical, Original
Jan 11, 2000 - Jan 16, 2000
Jekyll & Hyde
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Leslie Bricusse; Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Sep 28, 1999 - Oct 03, 1999
Titanic
Musical, Original
Music by Maury Yeston; Story and Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Jun 09, 1999 - Jul 04, 1999
Annie
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Nov 03, 1998 - Nov 08, 1998
Beauty & The Beast - First National
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Linda Woolverton; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
Jul 02, 1998 - Sep 06, 1998
Miss Saigon - Second National
Musical, Original, Drama
Jan 13, 1998 - Mar 01, 1998
Annie
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Nov 04, 1997 - Nov 09, 1997
The King and I - 1997
Musical, Revival, Comedy,Drama
Sep 23, 1997 - Oct 12, 1997
Show Boat
Musical, Revival, Drama
Jun 03, 1997 - Aug 14, 1997
A Chorus Line
Musical, Revival, Drama
Nov 05, 1996 - Nov 10, 1996
The Phantom of the Opera - Raoul
Musical, Original, Drama
Jul 19, 1996 - Oct 10, 1996
Fiddler On The Roof
Musical, Revival, Comedy,Drama
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Apr 16, 1996 - Apr 21, 1996
State Fair
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 07, 1995 - Nov 12, 1995
Grease
Musical, Revival, Comedy
May 30, 1995 - Jun 04, 1995
Jesus Christ Superstar
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Jan 13, 1995 - Jan 15, 1995
The Who's Tommy
Musical, Original
Nov 08, 1994 - Nov 20, 1994
Fiddler On The Roof
Musical, Revival, Comedy,Drama
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Oct 04, 1994 - Oct 09, 1994
The Phantom of the Opera - Raoul
Musical, Original, Drama
Jun 28, 1994 - Sep 25, 1994
The Sound of Music
Musical, Revival, Drama
Jun 07, 1994 - Jun 19, 1994
The Will Rogers Follies
Musical, Original
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Adolph Green, Betty Comden
Apr 12, 1994 - Apr 24, 1994
Jesus Christ Superstar
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Nov 09, 1993 - Nov 17, 1993
Miss Saigon - First National
Musical, Original, Drama
Jul 13, 1993 - Oct 10, 1993
Camelot
Musical, Revival
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Mar 30, 1993 - Apr 04, 1993
The Phantom of the Opera - Raoul
Musical, Original, Drama
Aug 04, 1992 - Nov 14, 1992
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Feb 18, 1992 - Mar 01, 1992
Starlight Express
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Richard Stilgoe
Jan 08, 1991 - Jan 13, 1991
Fiddler On The Roof
Musical, Revival, Comedy,Drama
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Oct 03, 1989 - Oct 08, 1989
The King and I
Musical, Revival, Comedy,Drama
Sep 12, 1989 - Sep 17, 1989