Boston & Northeast Entertainment Tips
The spotlight is often on New York’s entertainment scene, but there’s much to talk about happening nearby in Boston as well in Washington, D.C.
From April to September, the biggest name in Boston entertainment is Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox, but year round Boston offers world-class shows and events across the city. Many touring Broadway shows make a stop here, but the theater scene is vibrant with productions at the Wang, Shubert and Colonial theatres. And before retreating to Tanglewood in the summer, the Boston Symphony Orchestra performs from the fall through April at the gorgeous Symphony Hall, a venue worth a visit in its own right. And each summer the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company stages a major -- and free -- production on the Boston Common.
No visit to the nation’s capital is complete without a stop by D.C.’s famed Kennedy Center on the Potomac River, which hosts dance, orchestra, symphony and theatrical events. Ford’s Theatre, where President Lincoln was assassinated, still puts on performances as it has been since the 1860s. But the most popular attractions in D.C. remain the vast network of museums, primarily the 19 from the Smithsonian Institution, most on the National Mall. Some of the most popular include Cooper–Hewitt, National Design Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Air and Space Museum and the free National Zoological Park.