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Sun StaffThey have spent $62 million of public and private money to transform the Hippodrome Theater from a decrepit hulk on downtown Baltimore's west side into the region's sparkling showcase for Broadway shows. But a month before actors take the stage for...
Baltimoresun.com StaffFirst of two parts The curtain goes up Tuesday night at the Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in downtown Baltimore. While the 2,286 guests on hand for the opening night gala premiere of the mega-Tony Award-winning...
Sun Architecture CriticThe show begins long before the curtain rises. That's all one needs to know to appreciate the dramatic transformation of Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, which reopens Tuesday after a $62 million restoration and modernization. The architects and artisans...
Sun StaffMerriweather Post Pavilion, the struggling Columbia concert amphitheater faced with an uncertain future because of plans to develop adjacent land, will be managed next year by Bethesda-based I.M.P. Inc. The Rouse Co., the Columbia developer that owns...
Sun Arts WriterWith its opening gala tonight, the $62 million France-Merrick Performing Arts Center isn't simply introducing the lovingly restored 1914 vaudeville palace at its center, the Hippodrome Theatre. It is also declaring its intention of making Baltimore once...
SunSpot Staff"Hairspray" will go down in theater history as the quintessential Broadway success story. The production, based on Baltimorean John Waters' 1988 cult movie, focuses on a tubby teenager who wins her way onto a local TV show in 1962 and integrates the...
Baltimoresun.com StaffLast of two parts. The Hippodrome Theatre opens tonight after a $63 million restoration. Today's report details how the financing was obtained to bring the project to fruition. With a vision in mind and a plan in hand, those seeking to make the...
Maryland played the role of a reluctant host yesterday, waiting and watching through a long gray day until Hurricane Isabel announced its arrival with powerful winds and drenching rain. Across the region, people weathered the storm in stride. -...
Sun StaffAs it marks the one-year anniversary of its opening, the renovated Hippodrome Theatre has been a hit in most respects, but an under-performer in some others. During its first year, the theater generated $46.1 million in sales in Maryland, $39.6 million...
Sun StaffBaltimore Blast soccer team owner Edwin F. Hale Sr. and a billboard company stand to make more than $1 million a year by covering the city-owned 1st Mariner Arena in Times Square-style signs, experts say, but the cash-strapped city probably would not...
Sun StaffFederal prosecutors have subpoenaed Baltimore City Council members in a wide-ranging investigation into their hiring practices, acceptance of gifts and loans, and relations with two local businessmen. Council members have until tomorrow to turn over five...
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