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Morris A. Mechanic Theatre

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  • Panel gives thumbs down on demolition of Mechanic Theatre

    Panel gives thumbs down on demolition of Mechanic Theatre
    Baltimore's historical preservation commission on Tuesday officially disapproved of demolishing the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre. The vote by the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation, or CHAP, means the city's Department of Housing...
  • City set to demolish skywalk at Hopkins Plaza

    Baltimore City officials will start a long-planned, $2 million demolition of a skywalk over Baltimore Street at Hopkins Plaza as part of an effort to make downtown plazas more inviting and to attract office and retail tenants. The project, funded by...
  • Charles Street corridor sees post-recession resurgence

    Charles Street corridor sees post-recession resurgence
    Walid Hajj is happy he followed his instincts and bought an incomplete condo redevelopment in Baltimore's Mount Vernon neighborhood last fall. Within three days of advertising the building's 13 newly redeveloped apartments this month, Hajj had rented all...
  • Perry Hall musician keeps Zim Zemarel's Big Band sound alive

     Perry Hall musician keeps Zim Zemarel's Big Band sound alive
    It takes a Big Band sound to battle the disco, punk, thrash rock, heavy metal and country-pop now dominating national soundtracks. But that's exactly what the Zim Zemarel Band has done in the greater Baltimore area for the better part of 50 years. And...
  • Orem 'Jerry' Wahl

    Orem 'Jerry' Wahl
    Orem "Jerry" Wahl, the co-owner of a Mount Vernon framing shop who was a theater first-nighter, died of a heart attack Saturday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 73. Pat Moran, a friend and film casting agent, said he was stricken while in the lobby of...
  • Preservation panel declines to vote on ouster of top director

    Baltimore's Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation decided not to vote on the ouster of the commission's executive director Monday. During a closed-door meeting, the commission opted not to take a vote on the removal of Kathleen Kotarba...
  • Plans for Mechanic Theatre site stir controversy

    Plans for Mechanic Theatre site stir controversy
    An informational meeting held Thursday for Baltimore officials to review the initial design of a mixed-use development planned for the site of the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre ended with impassioned comments about the proposed demolition of the...
  • Brian Sher's determined journey from the William Morris mailroom to 'Boss'

    Brian Sher's determined journey from the William Morris mailroom to 'Boss'
    A decade after graduating from Baltimore’s Gilman School, some alumni might be vaulting up the ladder in careers as executives or politicians. But Brian Sher, Class of ‘86, was looking at the lowest rung — starting out as a trainee in...
  • Developer files permit to demolish Mechanic Theater

    Developer files permit to demolish Mechanic Theater
    A developer has filed for a permit to demolish theMorris A. Mechanic Theatre, a decades-old venue that has sat unused for eight years in the heart of downtown Baltimore, and replace it with a $150 million-to-$200 million mixed-use development. OneWest...
  • 'Hairspray' yields many happy returns

    "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...
  • Arena Players, Center Stage deserve to take bows

    The new theater season marks milestone anniversaries for two Baltimore theaters. Center Stage turns 40, and Arena Players, billed as "the nation's oldest continuously operating African-American theater," turns 50. The fare at both is eclectic, and,...
  • Visionaries bask in Hippodrome glow

    First 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...