Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wang Theater

We went to see Irving Berlin's White Christmas at the Wang Center tonight. This is the ceiling in the theater.

The Wang Center was built in 1925 as The Metropolitan Theater by the same architect that designed the Colonial and Wilbur Theaters in Boston, and the Copley Plaza hotel. The Met was renamed in 1962, becoming The Music Hall and became the home of the Boston Ballet. As time went by, the theater became outdated, and in 1980 it was converted to a non-profit organization. Two years later, thanks to a donation from Dr. An Wang, the Music Hall became The Wang Center and restoration began. You can see from the photo above that the restoration was successful - the theater is beautiful!