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The Emerson Colonial Theatre (2PM)
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM
Emerson Colonial Theatre
106 Boylston St
After meticulous renovations, the Emerson Colonial Theatre -- known for its opulence as much as the Broadway hits it has nurtured -- is back! According to the Globe, crews spent more than 37,000 man-hours during renovations -- repairing murals, re-creating plaster molds, retouching gold leaf, and installing some 42,000 square feet of carpet. The Grande Dame of Boston theater reopened its doors this past summer, and is now bringing the tradition of the pre-Broadway tryout back to Boston. On this private tour, see the Colonial up-close in all its newly refurbished grandeur: the stunning central lobby, evocative of the Versailles Hall of Mirrors, the fabled ladies’ room lounge — where Bob Fosse once tap-danced atop the onyx table — and backstage, where Broadway-bound favorites like George and Ira Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” and Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” got their start. Colonial operators will give us an insider’s view of the restoration process, what running the theater involves today, along with juicy tales from the storied theater’s past. Meet at the Colonial, 106 Boylston St. BHV members only. $10 for docent-led tour.