As I walked across Boston’s Public Garden to the Newbury Hotel, where I was staying for the weekend, I started humming a song from the Broadway-bound musical I had just seen. I was reminded, once again, that the Hub has a long tradition of incubating new theater productions en route to the Great White Way.
Later, as I joined the crowds in the galleries of the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), I recognized that Boston continues to lead the art world, too, in developing major exhibitions. This solidified the thought I’d had when making plans for this trip: Why bother traveling to Manhattan when it’s just as easy to get to arts-rich Boston?? (Not to mention being able to see Broadway-level productions at a fraction of the cost!)