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EMERSON COLONIAL THEATRE

106 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116

The Queen of Versailles
The Queen of Versailles
7/16 - 8/25/2024


EXTENDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND! From computer engineer to Mrs. Florida to billionairess, Jackie Siegel sees herself as the embodiment of the American Dream. Now, ...

Shrek The Musical
Shrek The Musical
9/13 - 9/15/2024


“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….”   And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on ...

Hannah Gadsby WOOF!


annah has a lot to worry about. Then again, so do we all. In a world full of genuine worries, which anxiety gets to sit ...

The Life and Music of George Michael


THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF GEORGE MICHAEL is a concert-style show that chronicles George Michael's incredible career. The show captures the performance and sound of ...

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Live In Concert


Building on the success of the sold-out global shows of the first Oscar®-winning Spider-Man™ animated Spider-Verse film, comes the highly anticipated sequel:  SPIDER-MAN™: ACROSS THE ...

An Evening with Amor Towles


Millions of Amor Towles fans are in for a treat as he shares some of his shorter fiction: six stories based in New York City ...

An Evening with Yotam Ottolenghi


TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9 AT 12PM. Spend a delicious evening with YOTAM OTTOLENGHI as he talks about his new book, COMFORT, in this ...

Grand Kyiv Ballet Presents The Nutcracker


Join the Grand Kyiv Ballet on an unforgettable journey into a world of dreams, magic and triumph over evil. The Grand Kyiv Ballet, including the ...

Grand Kyiv Ballet Presents The Snow Queen


Grand Kyiv Ballet returns with their latest holiday ballet,  The Snow Queen , adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale that inspired Disney’s  Frozen ...

SIX (Boleyn Tour)
SIX (Boleyn Tour)
12/3 - 12/29/2024


Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, in SIX the wives of Henry VIII take the mic to reclaim their ...

Parade
Parade
3/11 - 3/23/2025


Winner of the 2023 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical,  PARADE  has been proclaimed as “a work of art! As commanding as any ...


RELATED STORIES

PARADE National Tour Will Play Emerson Colonial Theatre in 2025


by Joshua Wright - May 06, 2024

The touring production of the acclaimed Broadway revival of Parade, winner of the 2023 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical, will play Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre from March 11-23, 2025. ...

Review: CLUE: A NEW COMEDY brings full out fun to Emerson Colonial Theatre


by R. Scott Reedy - May 02, 2024

What did our critic think of CLUE: A NEW COMEDY at Emerson Colonial Theatre?...

Sarah Ruhl's THE SEASONS and More Set For Boston Lyric Opera's 2024-25 Season


by Stephi Wild - May 01, 2024

Sarah Ruhl's The Seasons and more are set for Boston Lyric Opera’s 2024/25 Season! The season will also include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s MITRIDATE, Verdi’s AIDA, a major revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CAROUSEL on its 80th anniversary, and more....

SHREK THE MUSICAL Comes To Boston as Part of North American Tour


by Stephi Wild - April 22, 2024

An all-new version of SHREK THE MUSICAL will stop at the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston from September 13-15, 2024, as part of the show's cross-country national tour. ...

Heidi Blickenstaff, GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY And More Honored At 41st Annual Elliot Norton Awards


by A.A. Cristi - April 11, 2024

Discover the winners of the 41st Annual Elliot Norton Awards, celebrating excellence in the Boston theater scene. Stay updated with BroadwayWorld's latest news....

MRS. KRISHNAN'S PARTY & More Lead Boston's April 2024 Top Theatre Shows


by Team BWW - April 01, 2024

Boston is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Selections for April 2024 include Mrs. Krishnan's Party, Jagged Little Pill and more!...

FUNNY GIRL, SHUCKED & More Set for 2024-2025 Broadway In Boston Season


by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 26, 2024

Broadway In Boston has revealed its 2024-2025 Broadway In Boston Season at the Citizens Opera House and the Emerson Colonial Theatre. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets....

Interview: Alex Lacamoire Talks Working with Sting on MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE


by R. Scott Reedy - March 21, 2024

Award-winning composer, arranger, conductor, musical director, music copyist, and orchestrator Alex Lacamoire has collaborated with some of the biggest names in musical theater....

Interview: Actor from Massachusetts David Benoit talks GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY


by R. Scott Reedy - March 12, 2024

When you’re considered to be one of the greatest songwriters ever, with a catalogue stretching back 60 years, it’s not surprising that you would want to put your music in proven hands when it’s time for Broadway....

A STRANGE LOOP & More Lead Boston's Spring 2024 Top Theatre Shows


by Team BWW - March 01, 2024

Boston is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Selections for Spring 2024 include A Strange Loop and more!...

Past Shows

Zucchero
Zucchero
5/11


One of the finest exponents of rock blues in Italy,  Zucchero  brings his Greatest Hits World Tour,  Overdose D’Amore  to Boston. Performing for the first ...

The Best of Hans Zimmer & Film Favorites Illuminated


Experience cinema's most iconic music performed by The London Film Music Orchestra and illuminated by light. Expect to hear mesmerizing music from classic movies, including: • ...

Clue
Clue
4/30 - 5/5/2024


Murder and blackmail are on the menu when six mysterious guests assemble at Boddy Manor for a night they’ll never forget! Was it Mrs. Peacock ...

Dog Man: The Musical
Dog Man: The Musical
4/27 - 4/28/2024


Based on the worldwide bestselling hit series by Dav Pilkey, DOG MAN: THE MUSICAL is a hilarious and heartwarming new production following the chronicles of ...

An Evening with Leslie Odom, Jr.


LESLIE ODOM, JR.  is a multifaceted Tony and Grammy Award-winning, three-time Emmy and two-time Academy Award-nominated vocalist, songwriter, actor, and  New York Times  bestselling author. ...

Sesame Street Live! Say Hello


Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, and their friends from Sesame Street are coming to your neighborhood to say hello! In Sesame Street Live! Say Hello, ...

Tom's Elton Tribute


The world's number one Elton John tribute band is coming All The Hits by Elton John! The spectacular show includes "Bennie And The Jets," "Tiny ...

An Evening with Alan Ruck


Join Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee ALAN RUCK for a screening of the classic 80s film “Ferris Bueller's Day Off,” followed by a lively ...

An Evening with Alan Ruck And Screening of Ferris Bueller's Day Off


Alan Ruck most recently appeared as a series regular on HBO’s critically acclaimed "Succession," for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award in the ...

Message In A Bottle
Message In A Bottle
3/26 - 3/30/2024


The peaceful village of Bebko is alive with joyous celebrations. Suddenly, under attack, everything changes forever. Three siblings, Leto, Mati and Tana, must embark on ...

Girl From the North Country
Girl From the North Country
3/12 - 3/24/2024


Written and directed by celebrated playwright Conor McPherson and featuring Tony Award-winning orchestrations by Simon Hale, GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY reimagines 20 legendary songs ...

The Life and Music of George Michael


The Life and Music of George Michael is a brand new concert-style show that chronicles the amazing journey George Michael had with music and his ...

Johnny Cash: The Official Concert Experience


The music never stops in JOHNNY CASH – The Official Concert Experience. Produced in collaboration with the Estate of Johnny Cash, this multi-media celebration is ...

Dick & Angel Dare to Do It


Dick and Angel Strawbridge, the stars of the hit television series, "Escape To The Chateau," are heading to Boston with their hugely successful Dare to ...

Dick & Angel: Dare to Do It


Dick and Angel Strawbridge, the stars of the hit television series, "Escape To The Chateau," are heading to Boston with their hugely successful Dare to ...

Pretty Woman (Non-Equity)
Pretty Woman (Non-Equity)
2/27 - 3/3/2024


PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, based on one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time, springs to life with a powerhouse creative team led ...

Pretty Woman: The Musical
Pretty Woman: The Musical
2/27 - 3/3/2024


PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, based on one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time, springs to life with a powerhouse creative team led ...

The Simon & Garfunkel Story
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
2/24 - 2/25/2024


THIRD SHOW ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND! THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY returns to the Emerson Colonial Theatre following a sold-out engagement earlier this year!  ...

Giselle
Giselle
2/23


Grand Kyiv Ballet "Giselle" is a timeless French masterpiece that has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide for over 180 years. Recognized as one of ...

All Things Equal: The Life & Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg


SECOND SHOW ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND! In ALL THINGS EQUAL: THE LIFE & TRIALS OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG, Supreme Court Justice “RBG” welcomes a ...

Hairspray
Hairspray
1/19 - 1/21/2024


"If life were everything it should be, it would be more like HAIRSPRAY. It's irresistible!" - The New York Times You Can't Stop the Beat! ...

Dinosaur World Live


A DINO-MITE ADVENTURE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!   Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for ...

Just for Us
Just for Us
12/15 - 12/17/2023


Expertly crafted by one of comedy’s most distinctive voices, this singular theatrical experience is an exploration of identity and our collective capacity for empathy —and ...

The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays


Celebrate the holidays with the entire family at THE ILLUSIONISTS: MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS, a mind-blowing showcase featuring jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists ...

A Very Darren Crissmas


Since bursting onto the pop-culture landscape from Fox’s hit show "Glee" over a decade ago, Emmy and Golden Globe winner DARREN CRISS has embodied the ...

Chicago (Non-Equity)
Chicago (Non-Equity)
11/28 - 12/3/2023


After 25 years, CHICAGO is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, ...

Million Dollar Quartet Christmas


From the creators of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, your favorite Rock ‘n Roll legends return this Christmas for a brand-new holiday musical. Inspired by the Tony Award-nominated ...

A Drag Queen Christmas


For the 9th consecutive year, Murray & Peter present, A Drag Queen Christmas, the longest running drag tour in America. Get ready for Host Miz ...

Sonic Symphony


Get ready to run down memory lane at Sonic speed! Sonic Symphony is an immersive live experience that celebrates more than three decades of music ...

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 48th Anniversary Spectacular Tour


Join the original 'Magenta' — PATRICIA QUINN — for a screening of the original unedited movie with a live shadow cast, audience participation, a costume ...

Yung Pueblo presents The Way Forward


Harvard Book Store presents #1  New York Times  bestselling poet YUNG PUEBLO for a discussion of his new collection  The Way Forward . He will ...

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Live in Concert


Saturday, October 7 at 2PM & 7PM Featuring a soundtrack that blends symphonic orchestral music with hip-hop, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Live in Concert pairs ...

St. Paul & The Broken Bones: The Angels in Science Fiction Tour


ATG & The Bowery Present ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES with special guest Y LA BAMBA Founded in Birmingham, Alabama in 2011, St. Paul ...

Neil Gaiman


Neil Gaiman returns to the Colonial to lead us into his fantastical worlds once again. As one of the most celebrated writers of our time, ...

Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour


Blippi is coming to Boston for the ultimate curiosity adventure in Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour! So, come on! Dance, sing, and learn with Blippi ...

A Conversation with Ira Glass & Jad Abumrad


It’s a public radio dream event when two of the most iconic national public radio hosts, Ira Glass (This American Life) and Jad Abumrad (Radiolab), ...

American Girl Live! in Concert


American Girl LIVE! In Concert brings your favorite characters to life in a brand-new pop concert experience! Featuring American Girl fan favorites performed by a ...

Heather McMahan: The Comeback Tour


Named to Variety’s Comedy Impact Report following the unprecedented success of her debut, THE FAREWELL TOUR, Heather McMahan is back on the road bringing the ...

Gazillion Bubble Show


Become a kid again with bubbles! Take the journey of a lifetime and step into the unbelievable magical world of Fan Yang and his Gazillion ...

Natalie Merchant: Keep Your Courage Tour


Over her forty-year career Natalie Merchant has attained a place among America’s most respected recording artists. She has earned a reputation for being a songwriter ...

Champions of Magic
Champions of Magic
5/5 - 5/6/2023


Break away from the screen and experience live entertainment like never before with Champions Of Magic – an evening of impossible illusions and spectacular special ...

Our Planet Live in Concert


The landmark Emmy Award®-winning Netflix series that took the world by storm is now a live concert event! OUR PLANET LIVE IN CONCERT combines breathtaking ...

Dixie's Tupperware Party


Dixie Longate is the fast-talking, gum chewing, ginger-haired Alabama gal who is bringing your grandma’s Tupperware party into the 21st century. Audiences howl with laughter ...

The Rocket Man Show


This is Elton! Crash land into your seat with The Rocket Man Show, starring Scotsman Rus Anderson – Elton John’s official 70’s body double as ...

Into the Woods
Into the Woods
3/21 - 4/2/2023


SECOND WEEK ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND! March 21 - April 2, 2023 Here’s a reason to be happy ever after... Direct from Broadway, the critically ...

Tauren Wells: The Joy in the Morning Tour


TAUREN WELLS is a celebrated recording artist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, with 10 GRAMMY® Award nominations, six number 1’s, 225+ million career video views, six GMA ...

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. - A Celebration of the Music of Aretha Franklin


R.E.S.P.E.C.T is an electrifying tribute celebrating the music of the legendary Aretha Franklin. This concert experience takes audiences on a journey of love, tragedy, courage ...

Onstage Conversation with Fran Lebowitz


Hosted by GBH Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one ...

The Simon & Garfunkel Story


TICKET ALERT: A limited number of partial view seats are available in person at the Colonial Box Office, located at 106 Boylston Street. Now seen ...

Dragons and Mythical Beasts


FROM THE CREATORS OF DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive ...

A Beautiful Noise
6/21 - 7/17/2022

Plaza Suite
2/5 - 2/22/2020


One of Neil Simon's most popular and celebrated plays, Tony Award winning Plaza Suite ran for over 1,000 performances and was turned into a highly ...

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