Boston Theater District is the center of Boston's theater scene. Many of its theaters are on [1 ] Tremont Street and Boylston Street. [2 ] [3 ] [4 ]
Its shows range from Broadway shows to repertory-company productions.
It is small compared to New York's [5 ] 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 ] Boston's first theater opened in 1793. [6 ] [7 ] In 1900, the Boston Theater District had 31 theaters, with 50,000 seats. [8 ] In the 1940s, the city had over 50 theaters. [6 ] Since the 1970s, developers have renovated old theaters. [1 ] [1 ]
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References [ edit ]
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^ David Lyon, Patricia Harris (2011). . Penguin DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Boston . Retrieved March 8, 2013.
^ Tom Bross, Patricia Harris, David Lyon (2007). . Penguin Boston . Retrieved March 8, 2013.
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