Tuesday, December 22, 2009
FRANK GEHRY | Theater in NYC | 2012
AP) - An independent theater company that had once planned to move to Ground Zero will get a new home designed by famed architect Frank Gehry in New York City's theater district.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that the city would contribute $25 million toward the $60 million Signature Theatre.
The theater is known for devoting an entire season to the work of a single playwright. It was one of four groups that were to have anchored a performance space at the World Trade Center site.
The theater will be housed in an apartment and hotel complex on West 42nd Street. The complex will include three theaters, rehearsal studios, a cafe and a bookstore. The theater is slated to open in 2012.
Mr. Gehry's work includes the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
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