State Largesse For Long Wharf

New Haven Connecticut’s Long Wharf Theatre got a stunning surprise from the state, in the form of major capital funding for a new home. The “$30 million to Long Wharf on the day of its 40th anniversary gala stunned even the most seasoned arts leader. It’s not just that the figure is the largest singular grant to a capital arts project in state history (as best that anyone can determine anyway). It’s that the state subsidy is expected to make up about two-thirds of the capital project. Estimates for the new theater has it costing anywhere from $35 million to $45 million, depending on the year the question was asked. The final price is yet to be determined.”