Beverly Hills' Historic Canon Theatre to Close Its Doors to Make Way for Hotel

News   Beverly Hills' Historic Canon Theatre to Close Its Doors to Make Way for Hotel The historic Canon Theatre in Beverly Hills, California will shut its doors March 7, 2004, and be demolished to make way for a new hotel.

"I've been operating the Canon Theatre for 20 years and during this time I've either produced or have played the venue host to many of Los Angeles' premiere productions," said Canon Theatricals head Susan Dietz. "It's been a great run, but all good things must come to an end." The venue's final production lineup includes Joan Rivers (Nov. 11-16), Kathy & Mo (Feb. 1-29, 2004) and a farewell concert (March 5-7, 2004).

The Canon Theatre has been home to such productions as Love Letters, the world premiere of Bill Graham Presents starring Ron Silver, and the Los Angeles premieres of Caryl Churchill's Cloud Nine, The Last Night of Ballyhoo starring Rhea Perlman, Neil LaBute's bash starring Calista Flockhart, The Second Greatest Entertainer in the Whole Wide World starring Dick Shawn and Wendy Wasserstein's Isn't It Romantic.

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