Bethesda Theatre returns as playhouse

posted by Michael Zoldessy on July 9, 2007 at 9:50 am

BETHESDA, MD — The Bethesda Theatre is opening again, this time as a showplace for small-scale plays.

In the ever-expanding constellation of new spaces for plays and musicals in and around Washington, a landmark art deco movie palace on Wisconsin Avenue will open this fall as a home for audience-friendly, small-scale plays and musicals.

Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, whose president is Robert Nederlander Jr., has a long-term contract to manage the Bethesda space, owned by the Bethesda Cultural Alliance, a new, nonprofit arts group. Nederlander’s idea is to make the Bethesda site the first of a circuit of smaller theaters across the country to which musical revues, comedies and jukebox shows could tour.

Read the full story at the Washington Post.

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HowardBHaas on July 10, 2007 at 3:45 pm

Let’s hope they keep intact whatever interior Art Deco features exist in this gem.

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