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Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Any of you who have actually worked in the misleadingly named "American Theatre of Actors" on West 54th St. will take some satisfaction in Lisa Jo Sagolla's complaints on the Backstage blog.

The shame is, as Sagolla points out, it is a beautiful big building at a time when we so desperately need performance spaces. But obviously the owners don't have the money to renovate. Or even maintain it decently.

Be nice if someone not too corporate took it over.

1 comment:

Mark said...

I haven't ever worked at ATA, but my understanding is that the reason the building remains a theater at all is because the guy that runs it got it designated as a historic building some years ago. Maybe there are some sort of upkeep requirements for those sites.