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[Laughter] And I don't know too much about the origins except that
the thing was built. It was built badly. There are two theatres in
it; the Beaumont upstairs which holds about twelve hundred people,
and the Mitzi Newhouse downstairs which holds about three hundred and
is used for experimental theatre. It is a part of the Lincoln Center
complex and the various elements of Lincoln Center are sort of linked
together in various financial aspects. But each entity has its own
board of directors.
The Beaumont got into terrible trouble very early in the game
and for four years, 1980 to 1984, was actually black, except for
rentals to people who used it for other purposes. And the board was
at odds with itself, with its artistic director, and was an
embarrassment to Lincoln Center and to all the people who were
connected with it.
Which board was at odds with itself and with its artistic
Lincoln Center. Lincoln Center Theatre.
Lincoln Center Theatre Board which has Lincoln Center
Theatre is the Beaumont and vice versa.
And it was at odds with-
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