- July 25, 2014
-- The Wilbur, Boston, Massachusetts’
s premier music and comedy venue located in the historic Theatre District, recently landed the number 35 spot on Pollstar’s 2014 Mid-Year Top 100 Theatre Venues, released on July 14th, 2014. The list’s ranking system is based on the theatre’s worldwide ticket sales per year. Perhaps even more notable is that The Wilbur jumps to Pollstar’s 25 spot when excluding international venues, dubbing the theatre as the 25th Theatre Venue in the country.
“We are thrilled to learn that all of our hard work and efforts to drive tickets sales have paid off,” said Bill Blumenreich, CEO and owner of The Wilbur. “It is an honor to not only be named one of the top theatres in the country, but in the world. We want to continue to bring in the top entertainment and performances to the city of Boston, combined with an unforgettable theatre experience. With that goal in mind, it is The Wilbur’s hopes to only continue to drive forth our sales,” explained Blumenreich.
The Wilbur was built in 1914 by the Shubert Brothers who named it for their friend and theatre manager A.L. Wilbur. Over its 100-year history, The Wilbur has hosted many pre-Broadway world premiers, among them "Our Town," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "The Miracle Worker," and "Long Day's Journey Into Night." International stars who have appeared on the stage include Marlon Brando, Ann Brancroft, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Charleton Heston, Montgomery Clift, Henry Fonda, Carol Channing and Jason Robards. Today The Wilbur boasts the best of the best in music and comedy including musical artists like Boyz II Men, Lauryn Hill, Lyle Lovett and Smokey Robinson, as well as comedians like Louis CK, Rosie O’Donnell, Aziz Ansari, Jim Belushi and Tracy Morgan.
For more information and to purchase tickets to any events, please visit www.thewilbur.com, or call 617.248.9700.