Boston Theater District

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Boston Theater District
District
Coordinates: 42°21′04″N 71°03′54″W / 42.351°N 71.065°W / 42.351; -71.065Coordinates: 42°21′04″N 71°03′54″W / 42.351°N 71.065°W / 42.351; -71.065

The Boston Theater District is the center of Boston's theater scene.[1] Many of its theaters are on Tremont Street and Boylston Street.[2][3][4]

Its shows range from Broadway shows to repertory-company productions.[5] It is small compared to New York's Theater District, and serves as a staging area for shows on their way to Broadway.[1][3]

History[edit]

Plays were banned in Boston by the Puritans until 1792.[4][6] Boston's first theater opened in 1793.[7][8] In 1900, the Boston Theater District had 31 theaters, with 50,000 seats.[6] In the 1940s, the city had over 50 theaters.[1] Since the 1970s, developers have renovated old theaters.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Mara Vorhees (2009). Boston 4. Lonely Planet. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ Patricia Harris, David Lyon (2004). Insiders Guide Off the Beaten Path: Boston: A Guide to Unique Places. Globe Pequot. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Travel Boston – City Guide and Maps. MobileReference. 2007. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Patricia Harris, Anna Mundow, David Lyon, Lisa Oppenheimer (2003). Compass American Guides: Massachusetts, 1st Edition. Random House. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ Jerry Morris (2005). The Boston Globe Guide to Boston. Globe Pequot. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Greg Letterman, Katherine Letterman (2001). Walking Boston. Globe Pequot. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ David Lyon, Patricia Harris (2011). DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Boston. Penguin. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  8. ^ Tom Bross, Patricia Harris, David Lyon (2007). Boston. Penguin. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 

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