First Ever Game Concert in Massachusetts!!
Thu Sep 11, 2008, 11:40 am
VIDEO GAMES LIVE TO PERFORM FIRST VIDEO GAME CONCERT IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS!
Prestigious Wang Theatre at the Citi Performing Arts Center Set as Location of Historic Event
Special Pre-Sale Tickets AVAILABLE NOW!
LOS ANGELES, CA – In its continuing efforts to show the world how artistic and culturally significant video games have become, Video Games Live will be performing its ground-breaking 2008 World Tour at the 3,600+ seat Wang Theatre at the Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston, Massachusetts. The event will take place on Friday, November 21st at 8PM. Tickets are ON SALE NOW!
The Wang Theatre was originally known as the Metropolitan Theatre when it opened in 1925. It was developed by Max Shoolman and designed by architect Clarence Blackall, with the assistance of Detroit theatre architect C. Howard Crane (who with 250 theatre designs was arguably America's most prolific movie palace architect). It seats over 3,600 people. In 1962 it became the home of the Boston Ballet and was renamed The Music Hall. During the 60s and 70s, audiences could see the Stuttgart Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and Kirov Ballet as well as popular movies and performing artists. Converted to a not for profit center in 1980 and renamed the Metropolitan Center, they were able to attract theatrical performances. In 1983, Dr. An Wang made a very large donation and the Wang Center was "born." From 1989 - 1992, $9.8 million was raised to restore the Theatre to "its glory days of the 1920s". The lobby was used in the movie The Witches of Eastwick as part of the house in which Jack Nicholson's character lived.