Staging Success Preview: The PlayhouseSquare Story

As Cleveland's PlayhouseSquare celebrates 90 years, tune into WVIZ on Nov. 15 for Staging Success - the remarkable story of how PlayhouseSquare was saved from the wrecking ball.

This year one of Cleveland’s landmark institutions is celebrating its 90th birthday. As the country’s largest performing arts center outside of New York, PlayhouseSquare engages our region and attracts over one million guests each year to 1,000+ annual events.

But that wasn’t always the case.

Although PlayhouseSquare was downtown Cleveland’s cinematic and entertainment destination for many years, a number of factors after the second World War led to both the proverbial and literal wrecking ball landing at the door of PlayhouseSquare’s theatres.

Who saved PlayhouseSquare, though?

It’s an empowering story that exemplifies the resilient, passionate attitude I love about our region. And on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8pm, a new documentary on WVIZ/PBS tells the story of the volunteers, civic leaders and organizations who put PlayhouseSquare on its remarkable road to renewal.

Continue reading Staging Success at PlayhouseSquare

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Debbie S. November 14, 2012 at 04:33 AM
Playhouse Square is one of modern Cleveland's greatest artistic assets. It is recognized across the country as a success story in every sense. With $10 Smart Seats available for many shows, there is no reason NOT to experience and enjoy this NE Ohio jewel!


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