Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG)
is proud to offer a look inside the newly refurbished and restored Emerson Colonial Theatre
, which is set to open to the public later this month with the first preview performance of the world premiere pre-Broadway engagement of Moulin Rouge! The Musical
on June 27, 2018. Through collaboration with Elkus Manfredi Architects
and Consigli Contracting Co.
, the renovation of Boston’s most storied venue harkens back to the building’s original 1900 design while introducing modern back-of-house technology and efficiencies, allowing the venue to welcome a diverse array of programming.
As previously announced, ATG
, the world’s number one live-theater company, has entered into a long-term lease agreement with Emerson College
to operate the landmark venue, including investing several million dollars in much-needed capital improvements to the historic theater, and renewing the tradition of the Emerson Colonial Theatre as the birthplace of new Broadway musicals. In its storied history, the Emerson Colonial Theatre has debuted such seminal Broadway shows as Anything Goes
, Porgy and Bess
, Follies, A Little Night Music
, La Cage aux Folles
and Grand Hotel
, among others. The theatre will also program a variety of live entertainment offerings, titles of which will be announced shortly.
“It is a privilege to raise the curtain on the Emerson Colonial Theatre’s stage once more,” says Stephen Lewin, CEO, ATG North America
and Kristin Caskey, Executive Vice President of Content and Creative, North America
. “We are committed to reviving the tradition of great theatre being born in Boston while simultaneously inviting new and existing audiences into this landmark space to experience all forms of live performance. We are grateful to Emerson College
for entrusting us to bring the Colonial back to Boston’s vibrant cultural landscape, and we look forward to providing the community with a fantastic, premium experience from the moment they enter the building.”
Emerson Colonial Theatre was shot by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Patrick Farrell.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
will open the refurbished Emerson Colonial Theatre on June 27.
About Ambassador Theatre Group
Founded in 1992, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) is the world’s number one live-theatre company with close to 50 venues in Britain and the United States. ATG is also an internationally recognized award-winning theatre producer with productions in the West End and on Broadway and touring productions in the U.K., North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. ATG is also the market leader in theatre ticketing services through ATG Tickets, LOVETheatre and Group Line. On Broadway, ATG operates the newly refurbished Lyric Theatre, and the older theatre on Broadway, the recently restored Hudson. ATG also owns and operates the Saenger and Mahalia Jackson theatres in New Orleans, the Majestic and Empire theatres in San Antonio and the magnificent Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. The most recent addition to ATG North America’s portfolio is the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston. ATG’s most recent producing credits in the U.S. include Sunday in the Park with George
and Lincoln Center Theater’s The King and I;
and in the U.K.: Oslo
, Glengarry Glen Ross
and The Spoils
. To find out more about ATG, visit atg.co.uk