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Pray, is there any sweeter rite of summer than an evening of Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater? Do we not swoon at the verdant backdrop of Turtle Pond and Belvedere Castle, more alluring than any scenic designer could conjure?

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The College of the Holy Cross has filed plans with the city for construction of a $92 million center for the arts and creativity.

The two-level, 85,500-square-foot building is proposed for an area on the college's campus that is currently a parking lot, between .... read more
It was black tie very optional, but a hard hat and closed-toe shoes required, during a recent tour of the Hamel Music Center, as representatives from the design team offered a sneak preview.

Construction began in February 2017 and is scheduled for .... read more
From the Desk of Joshua Dachs:

As I said in my last post, I've been trying to understand the genesis of Arena Stage's unique and remarkable theater-in-the-round (designed by Harry Weese and opened in 1961 in Washington DC). To do this I've looked for .... read more
Suppose you're watching a show at the Muny -- not in real life, but in a dream. It looks different somehow, more glamorous.

Tall shells, elegant with their sleek, curvilinear silhouettes that evoke both past and future, bookend the stage in a spectrum .... read more
This extraordinary intervention fulfils the client's pipe dream for ideal accommodation, within the confines of occupied grade I and II listed buildings. It replaces a 1970s auditorium in the very heart of the Royal Academy of Music, while also adding a new auditorium with a .... read more
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is preparing to break ground on its renovation of the Warner Grand Theater and the construction of an adjacent lobby and reception building. The $80 million project is led by Milwaukee-based architecture firm Kahler Slater.

The Art Deco Warner .... read more
I have always been a sucker for an encyclopedia. As a kid I would grab a volume of the World Book off the shelf -- yes, in those pre-Internet days parents actually saved up and bought their kids encyclopedias, and in fifth grade I was .... read more
In case you've been wondering what's up with the plan for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to remake the 1930 Warner Theater, 212 W. Wisconsin Ave., into its new performance hall, there's been plenty of progress, even if it might not look like it to passersby.

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How does the design of performance space impact the creation of new work? How can that space transform the experience of the viewer? This program presented by the Center for Architecture, American Theatre Wing, Knoll, and AIA New York took a look at how recent .... read more
On New Year's Eve, following a countdown to midnight in -30 C (-22 F) weather, the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa began displaying colourful, dynamic images on the Kipnes Lantern. The three-storey glass tower, which frames the performance facility's new Elgin Street entrance, incorporates .... read more
The new National Music Centre in Calgary, Canada, is covered inside and out with metallic tiles, giving it the glint and gleam of an old trombone. Its affinity with a musical instrument is not just a surface effect. The centre houses two concert venues, a .... read more
The stage was filled with board members and staff from the latest owner, the nonprofit Second Stage theater company, as well as local politicians who'd been in instrumental in carving a substantial amount of money .... read more
A starry gathering of theater and film luminaries assembled Monday morning in New York for the official unveiling of the Hayes Theater, the new home of Second Stage Theater and the only Broadway house dedicated exclusively to the work of living American playwrights.

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It was a longtime coming for Carole Rothman—a decade in fact—but the artistic director of Second Stage Theater was finally able to officially unveil the organization's new Broadway home, The Helen Hayes Theater, to industry and press. In the video above, watch Rothman .... read more
The planned opening of the Shed, a new arts center in Manhattan, is still one year off, but its programming will begin this May with a free, 12-day collaboration between the architect .... read more
The theater was so small, it was named the Little Theater. That was 106 years ago, and since then it has been reincarnated many times — renamed, repurposed, rehabilitated.

Now known as the Helen Hayes Theater, the smallest house on Broadway is about to reopen .... read more
"What are those crazy round windows in the Hamel Music Center?"

It's a question Gary Brown has gotten a lot lately.

But they're not windows, explains the director of .... read more
The Voxman Music Building celebrates musical performance at every turn, embracing a collaborative and exploratory student-driven model of education that treats every space as performance space. The building shares this sense of musical discovery with the community through a transparent expression. The pattern of streets .... read more
The Stratford Festival has kicked off a $100-million fundraising campaign to renovate the Tom Patterson Theatre.

The original building, erected in the early 20th century as a curling rink, has housed the theatre for 46 years but has suffered from cramped seating, poor accessibility .... read more