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Hearing-impaired patron sues Hippodrome Theatre
Hearing-impaired patron sues Hippodrome Theatre

A Baltimore woman filed suit Monday in federal court asking a judge to order the France Merrick Performing Arts Center to provide open-captioned performances for its hearing-impaired patrons. Jessica Gill is a lifelong lover of musical theater with a severe hearing disability who became frustrated and angry after her efforts to see the musical "Newsies" at the theater were stymied. The show opens Tuesday night and runs through Sunday. She filed suit against the Key Brand Theatrical Group, which has a contract to operate the historic theater, the nonprofit Hippodrome Foundation and the Maryland Stadium Authority, which undertook a $62 million renovation of the former...

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