Category Archives: Theaters

Boston’s Colonial Theatre Will Remain A Theatre

A new chapter for Boston’s historic Colonial Theatre is beginning this week. That new beginning comes following several dark, unpromising months where the venue’s fate remained uncertain following plans that Emerson College, a well-known and respected educational institution and performing arts college, announced would turn the space into a student center. The world reacted and now the story is changing.

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Stories From The Colonial: Thank You For The Music

The show must go on is one of the most beloved, cherished and true phrases of show business. However, once in a while everything changes causing productions, either on Broadway or anywhere around the country, to cancel a performance. September 11th, 2001 was a day everything changed. Performances for productions were not only cancelled on Broadway, located in New York City

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Stories From The Colonial: The Loo Where It Happens

Earlier this week, Luner on Theatre kicked off sharing exclusive photos and stories from Boston’s historic Colonial Theatre through the generous support and sharing of those with Save The Colonial! We’re thrilled to not only bring you an exclusive look inside this magnificent venue while sharing stories from our theatre history but rally support and promote an understanding of just how truly

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Battle To Save Colonial Theatre Launches Story/Photo Campaign

The Boston community and theatre world exploded last year when it was revealed Emerson College planned to destroy the historic Colonial Theatre by turning the venue into a dining hall for the college. Students complained, the faculty voted against it and most importantly, the theatre world said we can do better than this. With a new year now underway, the fight

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London’s Garrick Theatre Evacuated Mid-Performance

Just two years after a roof collapse sent dozens of London theater-goers to the hospital mid-performance, London’s West End found itself dealing with a similar and yet very different situation this week. Thankfully, this time around a mixup was the cause of the chaos allowing audience members to only return to the performance they were attending but head home later

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Philly’s Wilma Theater Getting Renamed And Major Upgrades

Philadelphia’s Avenue Of The Arts, located just south of City Hall, is home to many of the city’s best known arts organizations and many of Philadelphia’s premiere performance venues. One of those venues will be a new site to see come 2017 as a much-needed makeover turns an old theatre new and adds several upgrades during the process. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you

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Former Colonial Theatre Owner Calls Emerson Administration “Mindless”

We’re headed back to Boston today as we continue our coverage on Emerson College and it’s plan to destroy the historic Colonial Theatre continues. While the Boston theatre community, Tony Award winning producers and artists as well as students and faculty continue to speak out against the plan, no new agenda or blue prints for the historic playhouse have come forward.

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Emerson College Faculty Votes Against Colonial Theatre Plan

With over 6,000 signatures and several major theatre icons now standing against Emerson College’s plan to destroy the historic Colonial Theatre in Boston, the plan received another huge blow this week as the staff of the college, with a rather large arts program, finally not only made their voices heard but their intentions clear as ever. Today, Luner on Theatre brings

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