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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

The first national tour played its final stop at the Colonial

How to Succeed...

Gypsy

Ethel Merman graces the Colonial stage

Gypsy

Follies

From Hal Prince's play on words to a classic title

Follies

On the Twentieth Century

Blizzard or not, the show must go on!

On the Twentieth Century

It's Our 123rd Birthday!

123 Years and Counting!

It's Our 123rd Birthday!

The Matchmaker

The play proceeding Hello, Dolly!

The Matchmaker

Anything Goes

Bostonians the first to hear “You’re the Top”

Anything Goes

Sail Away

Incredible Opening Night VIP's

Sail Away

Moulin Rogue

Baz Luhrmann's film brought to life

Moulin Rogue

A Beautiful Noise

🎵 Where it began! 🎵

A Beautiful Noise

Flora the Red Menace

Featuring the youngest Tony-winner, Liza Minnelli

Flora the Red Menace

The Philadelphia Story

Katharine Hepburn's big break

The Philadelphia Story

International Revue

From the nightclub to a one-woman-show

International Revue

Smokey Mountain Christmas Carol

Dolly Parton at the Colonial!

Smokey Mountain Christmas Carol

Lady Be Good

Fred and Adele Astaire--the brother-and-sister dance team

Lady Be Good

Prima Donna

The 1909 Opera

Prima Donna

A Little Night Music

Hi-ho, the Glamorous Life!

A Little Night Music

Plaza Suite

Suite 719 -- past & present in the Colonial

Plaza Suite

The Diary of Anne Frank

Starring Natalie Portman, George Hearn, and Linda Lavin

The Diary of Anne Frank

I'd Rather Be Right

Calling the President by his first name

I'd Rather Be Right

Red, Hot & Blue

Who's the star?

Red, Hot & Blue

Porgy and Bess

Introducing classics into the great American Songbook

Porgy and Bess

Suessical

Suess, Suess, Suess, Suess!

Suessical

Moon Over Buffalo

Carol Burnett’s return to Broadway

Moon Over Buffalo

Away We Go!

Later renamed OKLAHOMA!

Away We Go!

I Can Get It From You Wholesale

Featuring 19-year-old Barbra Streisand

I Can Get It For You Wholesale

Dancin

The Fosse Table

Dancin

The Odd Couple

How Boston brought back the Pigeon Sisters

The Odd Couple

Dear World

Starring Angela Lansbury

Dear World

Poor Richard

Featuring Alan Bates, Gene Hackman and Joanna Pettet

Poor Richard

Candide

Music by the legendary composer Leonard Bernstein

Candide

#myColonial

Take a look at what a few theatre legends had to say about what the Colonial means to them: