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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
The Anthem, a new music venue in Washington, D.C., just opened in the city's revitalized Wharf district. It's an unlikely independent success story in an industry filled with global entertainment companies.

CBS News' Alex Wagner took a tour of the new neighborhood .... read more
Every musical performance is unique, but they typically begin with an identical ritual. The musicians file into their seats and the conductor cues a lone musician to play a specific note. As the concert pitch lingers in the air, read more
After much of the University of Iowa's campus was ravaged by a flood in 2008, the institution's School of Music decamped from the riverbanks to downtown Iowa City, where it got a prominent site and .... read more
It's a curious truth that one of the few buildings in the world named after its architect is an opera house. Or at least that's how Allan Greenberg sees it, referring of course to Charles Garnier's Beaux-Arts Palais Garnier in read more
In total silence, one of the world's foremost acousticians bent over a sound board and slid a button forward. Then he listened as a swooping noise came out of a huge portable speaker on the stage of the Mahaffey Theater, from low to high, like .... read more
Open last year in Iowa City, the University of Iowa Voxman Music Building is a six-story, 184,000-square-feet academic building containing performance spaces, a music library, practice rooms, classrooms, and faculty studios and offices. It establishes a connection between the community and the school though specific .... read more
"Georgetown is part of our firm's cultural identity," says Bill Spack, whose name is one of three on the shingle at Cox Graae + Spack Architects. "Over the years, we have explored other options for housing our office, but have always felt the tug of a .... read more
The Moody Center for the Arts, which opened earlier this year on the campus of Rice University in Houston, TX, is a $30 million, 50,000 square-foot building dedicated to interdisciplinary conversations through the arts, bridging gaps between scientific, engineering, and humanities disciplines by providing spaces to facilitate .... read more
Detailed new designs for the long-simmering revival of the landmark Coconut Grove Playhouse, unveiled Monday, would marry its Mediterranean architecture to a new stand-alone theater building faced in rough rock, glass and lush hanging foliage. The .... read more
Washington, D.C.'s newest major development, The Wharf, comes with not one, not two, but three music venues—and the most stunning one of the bunch is about to open its doors to the public.

The Anthem is a brand new space .... read more
Seth Hurwitz built The Anthem, so it's only fitting that he'd help christen the massive music venue at The Wharf. Late into Foo Fighters' 22-song set that marked the official opening of the 6,000-person concert hall .... read more
The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts on the Southern Utah University campus in Cedar City was dedicated Thursday morning in front of a crowd of hundreds that included Gov. Gary Herbert, representatives of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation, Utah Shakespeare Festival staff, festival guests .... read more
It was evening in Harlem.

At 144 West 125th Street, between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Lenox Avenue, people fiercely embraced one another in greeting. Bartenders poured wine as a D.J. spun tunes and a machine spouted popcorn.

This wasn't .... read more
Once upon a time Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney only had to see a barn to start shouting "let's put on a show!"

The Weston Playhouse, set to open a $6.3 million second stage and community center beside the silos of the nearby Walker .... read more
A decade-long dream will finally become a reality Saturday. Officials with the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company will celebrate the grand opening of their $6.3 million second stage and community center.

The Weston Playhouse at Walker .... read more
Hudson Yards's cultural center, the Shed, a six-story performance and exhibition space, is making slow but steady progress on its construction. Around this exact time last year, the skeleton for the $435 million project had already .... read more
The Count Basie Theatre is looking to the future.

The landmark Red Bank venue broke ground on its $23 million expansion on Wednesday afternoon. The project, first announced in 2015, will nearly double the .... read more
In 1597, when the Lord Chamberlain's Men's lease expired on their theater building in Shoreditch, then still a suburb outside the City of London, the company dismantled the structure, timber by timber, and moved it across the Thames to Bankside — where they rebuilt it into London's .... read more
The Stratford Festival began with a tent. Now its artistic director has buildings on the brain. The Stratford, Ont., organization recently unveiled the design for its new Tom Patterson Theatre by Hariri Pontarini Architects, which it hopes to start building this fall.

"I .... read more
All too often, The Architect's Newspaper (AN) reports the demolition of yet another Brutalist structure -- the perpetual bane of the public eye for reasons architects only half-pretend to care about. So it was refreshing to celebrate the reopening of the National Arts .... read more
The final design for the Museum of Modern Art's $400 million expansion project, which will be officially unveiled on Thursday, is striking and provocative less because of its look than its implicit message: MoMA isn't modern yet.

Under the new plans, the museum is .... read more
Dozens of art and architecture journalists descended on a construction site on Manhattan's far west side yesterday -- in the middle of the chaotic building frenzy that is NYC's Hudson Yards -- for a first glimpse of an ambitious and costly new addition to the .... read more
Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group, The Shed is scheduled to open in spring 2019.

Artists and leaders from the world of art, culture, fashion, government and business gathered for a cocktail party Wednesday night at The Shed, .... read more
The architects of one of New York's most anticipated new building, The Shed, gathered this week to -- unusually -- give the structure a test drive. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group, the 200,000-square-foot building has been made to glide along .... read more
After an announcement yesterday morning that Michael R. Bloomberg made a $75 million gift towards Hudson Yards‘ arts center The Shed -- bringing the total raised towards the $500 million capital campaign to $421 million -- the "new center for artistic innovation" held a tour to mark the .... read more
At the elbow where the High Line bends around the West Side rail yards, construction is underway on The Shed, a $425 million arts center on the south side of Hudson Yards at West 
30th Street.

The distinctive design feature of the steel-framed building .... read more
with the completion of its enormous steel frame, 'the shed' -- new york's vast and versatile cultural complex -- is racing towards realization. designed by diller scofidio + renfro in collaboration with rockwell group, the institution is currently under construction where the high line meets hudson .... read more
The Shed, an ambitious, flexible performing and visual arts facility, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DSR) in collaboration with the Rockwell Group, is being "unveiled" today for press and invited guests. But aspects of the unusual design of the 200,000 square foot structure have already been .... read more
Construction will begin this fall to restore a historic theater on the Long Island University's Brooklyn campus, developers of the project said this week.

The LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, located at Flatbush and Dekalb avenues, will close for two years while the the .... read more
The ambitious new arts center known as the Shed, rising in Hudson Yards, has received $75 million from Michael R. Bloomberg, showing just how much the Far West Side continues to be shaped by a small group of influential billionaires.

They include Stephen M. .... read more
Tony Award-winning designer and architect, David Rockwell has partnered with Diller Scofidio & Renfro to design and build a new West Side arts center called, the Shed. Michael R. Bloomberg recently donated $75 million dollars to the project through his charitable organization Bloomberg Philanthropies. The eight-level .... read more
In 2003, when President Lee C. Bollinger announced Columbia's most significant building project in more than a century, he emphasized that the Manhattanville campus would be a new kind of academic space: one that would foster interdisciplinary research to address the complex challenges facing society .... read more