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The sold-out show wouldn’t start for 45 minutes, but dozens of ticket holders were lined up outside the Coolidge Corner Theatre on a fall evening, waiting to get in to a screening of the National Theatre’s production of “Othello”…
The Boston Theater Critics Association kicked off its annual Elliot Norton Awards ceremony earlier this month with a special tribute to Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is dedicating its July production of “Two Gentlemen of Verona” on Boston Common to the mayor and First Lady Angela Menino. The gestures are genuine expressions of thanks to Boston’s longest-serving mayor who retires at the end of this year, leaving behind a city far richer in arts and culture than it was when he took office….
Major theaters, concert halls and galleries are buzzing; ticket sales at BosTix, the discount ticket outlet, are brisk; Boston Ballet is more robust than it’s been in decades; and SpeakEasy Stage says it’s in better financial shape than ever. But concern is growing behind the scenes that Greater Boston’s vibrant arts and culture landscape is built on shifting ground….