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 Post subject: Boston Opera House Renovation
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2001 1:35 pm 
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Image <BR><fontsize=1>Photo A. Samuel Laundon</fontsize><P>A commotion in the neighborhood (there's also news about the Wang Theatre):<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Opera House's neighbors sue to stop land-taking</B><P>Terry Byrne, Boston Herald<P>A new hurdle has been placed in the way of the proposed renovation of the Opera House on Washington Street.<P>The building's neighbor, Tremont-On-The-Common, has filed a lawsuit against the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Public Improvement Commission challenging the appropriateness of the city's taking of a large portion of Mason Street by eminent domain.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/oper06302001.htm" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Opera House Renovation
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2002 1:36 pm 
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In the Boston Herald:

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How will Opera House fit in?

by Terry Byrne

A judge's ruling earlier this week has finally put the restoration of the Opera House back on the fast track after more than six years of negotiations, litigations and the unexpected death of the project's most ardent supporter, Jack McLaughlin. more


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Opera House Renovation
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 5:48 am 
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In the Boston Phoenix, Liza Weisstuch writes about the reopening of the newly renovated Boston Opera House (or more properly perhaps, the "pre-opening"):

Grand ol’ Opera - ClearChannel celebrates the revival of a Boston theater legend
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.... It will open officially — with a bang — in July when it hosts the Boston debut of The Lion King. But Broadway in Boston, ClearChannel’s local theatrical division, wants to make sure the infrastructure is in working order. So it’s having a party, and [Jimmy] Tingle is hosting. Two dozen area arts organizations will take the stage this Monday in variety-show style for A Hard Hat Concert — A Boston Vaudeville.


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Opera House Renovation
PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2004 5:11 am 
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Another preview of the "Hard Hat Concert" from Terry Byrne in the Boston Herald:
The inside story: Vaudeville-style ‘Hard Hat Concert’ offers public a first look at restored Opera House
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Get a sneak peek inside the lavishly restored Opera House, and enjoy snippets by local performers - ranging from the Boston Ballet to Boston Children’s Chorus - all for just $10 a seat.


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Opera House Renovation
PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2004 9:11 am 
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I haven't been able to find any photos of the restoration. Does anyone have any?


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Opera House Renovation
PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2004 11:52 am 
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In mid-March the magazine section of the Boston Globe ran a long article about the Opera House renovation. I thought I'd posted a link to it on Critical Dance somewhere, but I haven't found it. Fortunately magazine section links seem to stay active longer than news section links so this should still work: Golden Opportunity

It includes some photos of the theater under renovation. There are a couple to the side of the text, and a "more photos" link under them.

<small>[ 25 June 2004, 01:53 PM: Message edited by: BBalletFan ]</small>


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Opera House Renovation
PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2004 12:18 pm 
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Thanks, BBalletFan! And I managed to decipher the direct link to the slideshow:

- Boston Opera Slideshow

<small>[ 25 June 2004, 02:18 PM: Message edited by: Azlan ]</small>


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Opera House Renovation
PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 10:10 am 
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The arts section of the Sunday Boston Globe has a series of articles about the history of the Boston Opera House:

THE OPERA HOUSE - Another opening, another show - The storied venue gets a new chance to perform

THE VAUDEVILLE YEARS - A front-row seat to an art form's rise and fall

THE MOVIE YEARS - Where the silver screen was truly golden

THE OPERA YEARS - The magnificent performances sang

And, about the Hard Hat Concert: Celebrating the reopening of the Opera House


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 8:21 am 
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The Lion King opened in the Opera House, and one of the Boston Herald's reporters tried out some of the less expensive seats. This is of interest to people who will be going to see Nutcracker there in 2005+. The article is: Do lions’ roars rattle the cheap seats?

His final line is "Part of the show is the Opera House itself, which is not only resplendent to the eye, but provides more than adequate comfort."


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Opera House Renovation
PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 9:15 pm 
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That is great news indeed. It's worth a trip from the US West Coast.


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