D.C. Shakespeare Theatre To Expand

Washington, D.C.’s Shakespeare Theatre has announced plans for a new 800-seat theatre to go with its existing home in the district’s downtown. The new theater will cost $77 million, and is expected to open in 2007. The project is a gamble, since there is plenty of theatrical competition in Washington, but the company is confident that it can sell 1,200 tickets a night, and says that its subsribers support the expansion.