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Boston Theater Guide

Posted On: 04/11/2017

On your next trip to Boston, why not see a show? Boston’s theater district has many beautiful theaters. Including the Wang Theatre, the Boston Opera House and the Shubert Theatre. No matter what you like, Boston has it all, from ballet to opera to dramatic theater. GO Boston has a short guide for you to this spring’s must-see shows.

If you’re in town this month, the Boston Opera House is the venue for one of the most famous shows in Broadway history, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. After first opening in 1951, this show has won multiple Tony awards, and is based off of the true story of the 19th c. romance between the King of Siam and an English governess. The story is of love and clashing cultures, and classic musical theatre numbers. The show runs from April 11-23.

Visiting from New York at the Wang Theatre this month is Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Widely regarded as one of the most diverse and eclectic dance companies in America, this show was designated by Congress as “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world”. After the first performance from Alvin Ailey and his all-African American dance group 57 years ago, this performance continues to evolve. The dancing includes ballet, jazz and rumba, while simultaneously telling the story of black American history. The show is in Boston from April 27-30.

Also running this month is another cult-classic musical, RENT. Telling one of the most important stories in musical theater’s history, this Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning show centers around a group of HIV-stricken New Yorkers. The energetic musical score is distinctly rock ‘n’ roll, and masterly approaches a difficult narrative. The show runs from April 11-17.

For your night out on the town, you can rely on GO Boston’s limousine service to make your night special. Enjoy your trip to Boston!

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