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Aqua Theater presents a challenge to an architect who has created dance clubs and carousels for ships.

"Think of bouncing up and down in the back of the school bus," Scott Butler says. "Now think of 135,000 gallons of water bouncing up from a .... read more
Los Angeles, too often dismissed as "tinsel town" for its association with the entertainment industry, is a vibrant hub of the performing arts, with sophisticated audiences and an abundance of local talent. The LA Philharmonic fills the 2400 seats of Walt Disney Concert Hall for its .... read more
The New School's 65 Fifth Avenue has had its head on the executioner's block, so to speak, for a few months already. But still in question this whole time has been what structure will replace it. After the locals fought off the variances required for the .... read more
It's one of the better laughs in the Old Globe's marital musical "I Do! I Do!": When the uppity husband presents his wife with a full-page litany of complaints, she responds by pulling out a single index card of her own grievances - which proves .... read more
Megan O'Toole, National Post: Thursday, December 17, 2009

The final piece of Regent Park's revitalization plan fell into place Wednesday as officials unveiled the blueprint for a $37-million arts and cultural centre.

The sleek, glass-fronted facility is designed by Diamond+Schmitt Architects, the .... read more
The Old Globe Theatre staged more than 200 productions on the Cassius Carter Centre Stage, which is rather impressive considering that the space was never even meant to be a theater.

"It was supposed to be a tavern," explained Old Globe Executive Producer Lou .... read more
When Conrad Prebys was growing up, theater opened his eyes. Now the developer and philanthropist is returning the favor.

Tomorrow, the Old Globe Theatre will open the $22 million Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, which boasts a technologically advanced performance space and an eye-popping array .... read more
San Diego's Old Globe Theatre this morning unveiled a $22-million theater and education center on its 3-acre campus in Balboa Park.

The new complex, which also includes an outdoor restaurant and a plaza, came in "on time and on budget," said Globe board .... read more
When the world's largest cruise ship Oasis of the Seas sails its first Caribbean cruise on December 1, passengers will experience exciting outdoor and indoor theaters, nightclubs and lounges, a skating rink, photo gallery and a landscaped park - all designed by Wilson Butler Architects . The .... read more

The transformation of Lincoln Center begins with the renovation of Alice Tully Hall

Lincoln Center is undergoing a profound transformation. This is not news to anyone who, in the last year, has tried to negotiate the plaza, which .... read more

The costs for a controversial plan to build a $64 million amphitheater in Coney Island could balloon further as city officials are now considering topping it off with a retractable roof.

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz confirmed he's "actively pursuing the possibility of adding .... read more
It looked as if a large chunk of Hampshire, complete with trees, apartments, and a street lined with shops and bars, had broken off and floated out into the middle of the Solent.
But this was no monster piece of flotsam and jetsam but .... read more
Years of wishful thinking among members of Charleston's arts community and months of discussions among community leaders have produced a clear picture of a new downtown performing arts and civic center with an extensively renovated Gaillard Municipal Auditorium at its heart.

The Gaillard .... read more
Bing Thom, AIA, can rightfully say he's in the business of building cities-but not in the imperial, strong handed, single-authorship mode of Robert Moses or Corbusier. His Vancouver-based firm Bing Thom Architects specializes in regenerative urbanism that works on many scales, from individual cultural, institutional, .... read more
Architect Jack Diamond embraces high-tech tools but doesn't see the computer ever replacing pencil and paper when it comes to conceptual design

"I started in one room on my own some years ago," says Jack Diamond, 76, the founding principal of Diamond and Schmitt .... read more
In its previous incarnations over the last nine decades, Henry Miller's Theatre on West 43rd Street has been a Broadway mainstay, a discotheque, and a porn palace. Reaching back into the past was therefore something of a delicate matter for Cook + Fox Architects, which has .... read more
In weekend celebrations, audiences got their first look inside the architecturally bold new theater at Menlo-Atherton High School.

On Friday, the M-A community gathered for student performances. Saturday's grand opening featured the Menlo-Atherton Jazz Band and talks by M-A Principal Matthew Zito and .... read more
 It's big. It's bold. It certainly is bodacious. Perhaps the new performing arts center at Menlo-Atherton High School is also beautiful in its panorama of beige angles rising at the intersection of Ravenswood Avenue and Middlefield Road in Atherton.

Beauty depends on .... read more
Although Henry Miller's Theatre is part of the recently completed Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, its exterior hardly looks brand new. The beautiful facade of the original 1918 building remains intact: the red brick walls, Greek-inspired urns, and neo-Georgian details are flanked by .... read more
When David M. Rubenstein turned 54, he read that white Jewish males were likely to live to 81. "So I said, 'I have 27 years to go,' " Mr. Rubenstein said. "I could be like the pharaohs and say, 'Bury me with my money.' Or I could .... read more