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Museums are increasingly becoming like theaters, their once-staid display cases giving way to extended narratives and elaborate special effects. But now, after nearly two years of renovations, a theater has become more fully a museum. It is being incorporated into an expanding multibuilding exhibition that .... read more
The Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation has chosen Fisher Dachs Associates to join the team of Marmon Mok,  LMN Architects and A'Kustiks to redesign the Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio. The new performing arts center will highlight the unique character of an historic .... read more
This is a big year for golden anniversaries. Lincoln Center is marking its first half-century with a year-long celebration and an ambitious rebuilding program, and the Guggenheim Museum is honoring its 50th with a huge show that pays homage to its famous architect, Frank Lloyd .... read more
Eastman Kodak Company has committed $10 million to help complete the founder's original vision for the Eastman Theatre, and that last transformation is about to begin.

Gene VanVoorhis snapped some final pictures before the Eastman closes for renovations.

He remembers coming to .... read more
The design of a proposed addition to the Wheeler Opera House continues to evolve, although some say the most recent changes don't go far enough.

Project architects recently altered the four story addition to the circa-1890s historic theater by pulling the fourth .... read more
Construction of the Jefferson Performing Arts Center in Metairie is growing increasingly complicated and costly, leading the Parish Council to approve another $5.9 million in expenses.

It is the fifth change order since construction began more than two years ago and raises the total .... read more
Diller Scofidio + Renfro and FXFOWLE give a bravura performance with the expansion and renovation of New York's Alice Tully Hall.

Pietro Belluschi would probably roll over in his grave if he could see Alice Tully Hall today. But not necessarily with good cause. .... read more
The proposal for an estimated $30 million remodel and expansion of Aspen's Wheeler Opera House recently debuted before local government boards, which are reviewing the plans and will ultimately determine the building's size.

It's anticipated that Aspen residents will vote on the project in .... read more
For years, they were a small group with a big plan - to build an interdisciplinary arts center at Brown University that would blur the boundaries separating traditional art forms while fostering collaboration among actors, artists, writers and musicians.

Now, that vision is .... read more
Was this a concert hall I saw before me? The immediate response to the distribution on Thursday of images of a new music palace on the northeast corner of Place des Arts was, necessarily, a Shakespearean reflection on illusion and reality.

We have .... read more
The long-awaited Montreal Symphony Orchestra concert hall took on a new hue of reality Thursday as Premier Jean Charest and other dignitaries unveiled drawings of the sleek window-clad structure planned for the corner of St. Urbain St. and de Maisonneuve Blvd.

"Mission accomplished," .... read more
Montreal's new symphony concert hall will be a private-public partnership under a $266-million agreement signed Thursday.

Premier Jean Charest unveiled the design, created by architects Diamond + Schmitt, at a ceremony on the site in downtown Montreal.

Charest defended the decision to .... read more
The Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, Charleston's largest performance venue and an essential stage for local arts groups and Spoleto Festival USA, will undergo extensive renovations beginning as early as 2011 if enough money can be raised to pay the hefty price tag.

The project likely .... read more
To the odd duet of a bell's chime and a tractor's rumble, construction for the Smith Center for the Performing Arts was christened at a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday on the site at Bonneville Avenue and Grand Central Parkway.

"This is being built to .... read more
When Lincoln Center kicks off its 50th anniversary festivities on Monday with performances by the likes of Itzhak Perlman and Wynton Marsalis, it will, in a way, be celebrating the future more than commemorating the past.

The event, after all, will be taking .... read more
After entertaining patrons for more than 30 years, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts embarks on a renovation in three acts to spruce up its theater and lobby.

The landmark Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is getting an encore.

So .... read more
New York City will soon have its first LEED-rated Broadway theater.

The Durst Organization and Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) yesterday announced the completion of Henry Miller's Theatre on West 43rd Street in Times Square. The 1,055-seat house is located inside the new 55.... read more
Lou Spisto, Executive Producer of the Tony Award&reg;-winning Old Globe, is pleased to announce the grand opening gala for the new Conrad Prebys Theatre Center on December 7, 2009. The evening will include a special performance by South Pacific stars, Kelli O'Hara and Paulo .... read more
Henry Miller's Theater, the first newly built Broadway house in more than 20 years - and the first so-called green theater on the Great White Way - has completed major construction and is set to open in September with Roundabout Theater Company's revival of the musical ".... read more
The Durst Organization and Bank of America have announced the completion of Henry Miller's Theatre on West 43rd Street in Times Square. The 1,055-seat house is located inside the new 55-story Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park and will be New York's first .... read more