A New BAM For Washington?

Washington DC’s Shakespeare Theatre has “just broken ground on its own performing-arts facility – the Harman Centre for the Arts, for completion in 2007. It would be absurd to say that the centre – which will consist of a new 800-seat theatre, the Sidney Harman, as well as The Shakespeare Theatre’s current home, the 450-seat Lansburgh – will rival the Kennedy’s concert hall, opera house and smaller theatres in grandeur. It will nonetheless provide America’s capital with another first-class performing arts destination, much as in New York, BAM complements the Lincoln Centre.”