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|Name||Abigail Johnson Theater|
|Former name(s)||the Royal Theater (project name)|
|Location|| Long Road, Noble City, |
|Function||Theater and exhibition space|
The Abigail Johnson Theater is a well-known Lovian theater building in Long Road, Noble City. It is located in the Strength Gardens, at the north-eastern edge of Long Road, close to the Trading Quarter. It's an important tourist attraction and a major exhibition space and theater building in Lovia. The theatre dates back more than 120 years and was named after the popular Abigail Johnson, a Founding Mother.
The building is in Second Empire style, a Victorian architectural style.
The Abigail Johnson Theater was designed by the Australian architect Joseph Reed, who also designed the Melbourne Town Hall, State Library of Victoria and the Royal Exhibition Building. It was completed in 1884. The building consisted of a Great Hall of over 12,000 square metres and many temporary annexes. The landmark dome is believed to be inspired by the Florence Cathedral, in Italy.
The theater was home to many famous international and Lovian plays, such as Shakespeare's Hamlet. After the 1940s the Theater was more and more used as an exhibition space, and later as a movies theater.
In 1983 a restoration of the interiors of the building started and the construction of a mirror glass annexe began. In 1997 and 1998 the exterior of the building was progressively restored.
When in 2008 the Long Road neighborhood was entirely renewed, the Abigail Johnson Theater was restored as well, including the re-establishment of the gardens surrounding the majestic building, the Strength Gardens.
In 2016, 45 people were killed in a coordinated terrorist attack during a performance of the musical Cats.
Notable productions Edit
Notable plays, musicals and performances in the Abigail Johnson Theater:
- Anais Gul Pozo (3 June 1961)
- Les Misérables (December 4, 1985 - March 27, 2004)
- Monty Python's Spamalot (September 30, 2006 - March 31, 2008)
- ... (incomplete)
See also Edit
|Monuments, politics and government of Noble City|
|Monuments and buildings: Abigail Johnson Theater - Antiquities Museum - Capitol - City Hall - Embankment Federal Penitentiary - Garden's Chapel - King's Landmark - Lovian Museum for Modern Art- Museum of Art - Museum of Transport - National Archives - Nielsen's Lighthouse - Noble City Mall - Nobel University (1, 2) - NC General Hospital - Old Royal Palace - Palati Daidalo - Railway Museum - Royal Art Gallery - Starovlah Institute - Statue of Andreas - Supreme Court House - Sylvania State Capitol - The Soccerfield - Tower Mall - West Wing|
|Politics and government: Congress - Noble City Government - Noble City Police - Supreme Court - Sylvania Police - Sylvania State Court - Sylvania State Government|
|See also: Geography, nature, neighborhoods, transportation, hotels, restaurants and apartment buildings of Noble City.|