Baltimore’s Theatre Gambit

Baltimore is revitalizing an old 2,300-seat theatre, hoping to book some of the touring shows that bypass the city. The city’s leaders are hoping that “the Hippodrome will do for Baltimore what Harborplace and Oriole Park did in the 1980s and ’90s: catalyze economic development and attract thousands of people to the city, thus literally setting the stage for renewal of Baltimore’s once bustling retail district. So far, the city’s cultural gambit appears to be paying off.”