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 Post subject: Boston Ballet & Wang Center
PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 6:57 am 
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From Geoff Edgers in the Boston Globe: Ballet, Wang agree to keep dancing together
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There will be ballet at the Wang Center.

Six weeks after finding a new home for “The Nutcracker,” Boston Ballet has signed a pact with the Wang Center for the Performing Arts for the other five programs in its annual schedule. The deal runs through 2009.


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Ballet & Wang Center
PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:48 am 
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What a relief!


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Ballet & Wang Center
PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:29 pm 
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For sure. I think Boston Ballet is very fortunate to have Mikko handling the artistic end of things, and Valerie Wilder handing the business end of things. They are a great pair, and got us through this tough time and looking forward to the future.


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Ballet & Wang Center
PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 3:56 pm 
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Did Wilder come from Canada? I forget.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 8:15 pm 
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Yes -- from NBoC.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 12:27 am 
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Yes, that's right. Now I remember. She built quite a reputation as the Executive Director at NBoC for something like 30 years?


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Ballet & Wang Center
PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 5:35 am 
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From Terry Byrne in the Boston Herald:

‘Our goal is to be here forever’: Wang Center confronts new competition from Opera House
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Amid all the fanfare surrounding the reopening of the Opera House Friday, theater industry insiders have been worrying about where this big new competitor leaves the Wang Center.
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[Wang Center president and CEO Josiah A. Spaulding Jr], speaking on the record for the first time since the ouster of “The Nutcracker,” says he’s not worried about the new competition from the Opera House.


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Ballet & Wang Center
PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2004 6:49 am 
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A profile of Josiah Spaulding in the Boston Globe's magazine section: The Show Stopper
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The loudest roar in Boston’s Theater District didn’t come from a costumed lion but from theatergoers outraged at Josiah Spaulding’s decision to replace The Nutcracker at the Wang Center with a more profitable show.


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Ballet & Wang Center
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From Geoff Edgers in the Boston Globe: Holiday arts shows suffer at box office
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.... Historically, December runs have been relatively easy money for local arts organizations, with popular seasonal warhorses bringing in cash to help pay for other, less profitable artistic undertakings throughout the year. Not in 2004.

Business was down at the Boston Pops, Handel and Haydn Society, Revels, and Boston Ballet. The reason, arts leaders say, is the season’s big winner: “The Radio City Christmas Spectacular” at the Wang Center for the Performing Arts
I assume Josiah Spaulding is feeling quite vindicated in his decision to bring in the Rockettes....


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Ballet & Wang Center
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:40 am 
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A blurb in the Boston Globe, A change at the Wang.... notes that Bill Poduska is taking over as chair of the Wang's board.
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.... Poduska and his wife, Susan, have been ardent supporters of the city's arts organizations, including the Wang, Boston Ballet, and Boston Lyric Opera. .... It is the Poduskas' support of Boston Ballet, however, that board members cite as key to his taking over as the Wang's board chairman. The Ballet and the Wang have been at odds over the Wang's decision to bump the company's holiday "Nutcracker" performance from its perch in the Wang Theatre.


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