Boston, Massachusetts, is a city steeped in history yet remaining current and modern, an aesthetic best exemplified in The Wilbur Theatre, located in the city’s Theater District. This historic venue attracts some of the best comedians and live musicians in the country, so it is important to book Wilbur Theatre parking ahead of the show with ParkWhiz. The theater was designed by architect Clarence Blackall for the Shuberts, opening in 1914. Built in a Federal Revival style, it was the first theater in the city influenced not by European architecture but by American Colonial-style buildings. The venue originally hosted Broadway-style productions before the Shubert Organization sold the theater to the Jujamcyn Company in 1969, which renovated the building and added amenities such as air conditioning. Following a further restoration project in 1989, the venue became handicap accessible, its seats were restored, the stage’s rigging equipment was refurbished and soundproofing was installed. A further change of hands brought the venue into the twenty-first century, when Comedy Connection owner Bill Blumenreich leased The Wilbur Theatre in 2008 and changed its focus to comedy shows and live music. This move was very successful, introducing the theater to new generations of fans and increasing its own renown. In addition to hosting live comedy shows, the theater was also the site of several filmed comedy specials by the likes of Norm Macdonald, Jim Jefferies, Tig Notaro, Craig Ferguson and Dana Carvey, among many others. While the venue has changed and evolved over time, it continues to schedule entertaining and illuminating guests, so it is a good idea to book Wilbur Theatre parking in advance with ParkWhiz.
Photo by Brian Walters 11/6/2017