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The backstage area is still mostly raw concrete, and sheets of bright green insulation are visible on the exterior. But the essential part of Montreal's new symphony building - the hall itself - is ready for its public debut this week.

Like many .... read more
The new concert hall has not yet opened its doors to the paying public, but the first reviews are in, and they are raves.

"One of the greatest halls I've ever played in," said MSO concertmaster Richard Roberts after a full day of .... read more
New estimates indicate that flooding at the Weston Playhouse will cause between $100,000 and $200,000 in damages.

Fears about Hurricane Irene may have shuttered Broadway this weekend, but the worst havoc to a theater occurred roughly 230 miles to the north in flood-ravaged Vermont. The Weston .... read more
Unlike many West Coast denizens, architect James Brown isn't sneering at yesterday's 5.8 temblor. "That was a real West Coast earthquake," he says.

Brown works at the Vancouver firm Bing Thom Architects, and supervised the construction of Arena Stage's new Mead Center for American .... read more
From the time he won the competition to design the new concert hall for the OSM, architect Jack Diamond knew exactly what the building needed to be. A good concert hall for an esteemed company that has long endured performing in a place with less .... read more
A new Jacobean-style theatre, built next to Shakespeare's restored Globe alongside the River Thames, will be lit by candle and lantern and feature something the Bard would have loved -- a roof.

The replica of an indoor theatre based on 17th century designs .... read more
Shakespeare's Globe has appointed Allies and Morrison to lead the design of the Globe's new indoor Jacobean Theatre. Allies and Morrison have extensive experience in the care and conservation of historic and listed buildings and successfully led the design of the redevelopment of the Royal .... read more
New York City Center will reopen following a historic renovation and modernization with a star-studded gala on October 25. The event will kick off a celebratory season of new and expanded programming, festivals, exhibits, a special commission, and performances by world-class dance and theater companies. The .... read more
A concrete crater remains where seats have been stripped away in the belly of the old Municipal Auditorium; the room is cavernous, like an old rock quarry. For now, the hulking stage that has hosted concerts, boxing matches, and high school graduations since the auditorium .... read more
Excitement about The Smith Center opening next year is building nearly as quickly as construction on the downtown facility itself.

With tickets for the first performances -- a shortened Broadway series season -- going on sale Tuesday, area residents will soon have a .... read more
Is it time to demolish the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and build something better in its place? If so, how could such a costly project be financed? And would the City of Toronto continue to own the centre?

Those are the .... read more
There are two compelling reasons to visit Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater: the theatrical productions and the wonderful new work of iconic modern architecture that preserves and envelops the older modern architecture.

In designing the Mead Center, Vancouver-based Bing .... read more
"In my next life," says Richard Olcott, FAIA, a partner at Ennead Architects, "I want to come back as the acoustician. The acoustician always gets his way."
Projected on the wall in front of Olcott in his Lower Manhattan office are diagrams that appear .... read more
The concept is designed as a 135,000-square-foot repository for the city's cultural aspirations: It'll be a performance hall, a recording studio, a radio station, a classroom space, and a museum.

Allied Works Architecture has revealed final plans for an ambitious $135 million National Music .... read more
Kevin Garland still remembers the pessimistic prediction of a well-wisher when she took over as executive director of the National Ballet of Canada a decade ago.

"I was told: You will never raise more than about $3.2 million a year in operating funding. And .... read more
Two years after holding an international architectural competition that saw world-renowned designers face off in a public presentation, the National Music Centre revealed the extraordinary final design by Allied Works Architecture, the winner of the competition.

"We have worked tirelessly over the last .... read more
A 78,000-square-foot building will fill a long-standing void at Reed College: a comprehensive facility to house the school's performing arts programs.

"All of these departments were in different buildings across campus," said Hugh Porter, Reed's vice president of college relations.

Porter .... read more
As a trend-setting designer and architect, David Rockwell has done it all -  from Broadway shows and a restaurant partly owned by Robert De Niro to children's hospitals and a hip hotel near Times Square.

On Friday, his latest creation will open: .... read more
For one of Lincoln Center's most popular and populist entities, the Film Society has had relatively low visibility at the cultural complex. That's about to change with the June 17 opening of the Elinor Bunin Film Center on West 65th Street, which adds three screens and .... read more
Between its expert curatorial staff and its institutional clout, the Film Society of Lincoln Center has been at the epicenter of the city's film culture since 1969. Yet, its programs have long been limited by physical resources: a single, much-cherished screen in the Walter Reade Theater.<.... read more