NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ New Haven’s mayor has signed over ownership of the historic Shubert Theater to a not-for-profit organization that has operated it for the city for more than a decade.
Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. says he is confident the 99-year-old theater will flourish under the ownership of the Connecticut Association for the Performing Arts.
The arts association has been operating the theater on a year-to-year lease but the city was responsible for capital repairs and improvements.
The city says the agreement signed Wednesday is expected to save New Haven more than $5 million over the next 10 years.
The theater began as a Broadway tryout house and today puts on a range of performances in addition to education and outreach programs.
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