About this title: Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Citi Performing Arts Center, Barnstable High School Performing Arts Center, Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Citi Performing Arts Center, formerly the Wang Center for the Performing Arts, is located in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It consists of two theatres, the Wang Theatre and the Shubert Theatre, both of which are neighbors on Tremont Street in Boston's Theatre District. The Center adopted its new name late in 2006, after signing a 15 year agreement with Citigroup. The center maintains partnerships with the Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Ballet, and the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. A plaque describes the history of the Wang Theatre.The Wang Theatre was originally known as the Metropolitan Theatre when it opened in 1925. It was developed by Max Shoolman and designed by architect Clarence Blackall, with the assistance of Detroit theatre architect C. Howard Crane. It seats more than 3,600 people. In 1962 it became the home of the Boston Ballet and was renamed the Music Hall. During the 1960s and 1970s, audiences could see the Stuttgart Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and Kirov Ballet as well as popular movies and performing artists. With time though, they could no longer attract the large touring companies because of the size of their stage as well as their outdated production facilities. Converted to a non-profit center in 1980 and renamed the Metropolitan Center, they were able to attract theatrical performances again. In 1983, Dr. An Wang made a very large donation and the Wang Center was born. From 1989 - 1992, $9.8 million was raised to restore the Theatre to "its glory days of the 1920s". Boston based architecture firm Finegold Ale... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=311306
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