Cleveland Theater District
|Cleveland Theater District|
The Cleveland Theater District,  better known as Playhouse Square, comprises ten performance spaces, five of which were built 1921-22. Playhouse Square is the home of the KeyBank Broadway Series and five resident companies. The performing arts center also presents concerts, comedy shows, fine arts productions and youth theater performances.
The district suffered a demise in the 1960s, followed by a restoration and a resurgence in the latter part of the century. In 1996–97, it passed one million customers a year. The Cleveland Theater District Development Corporation (CTDDC) - now Playhouse Square District Development Corporation (PDDC) - was created as a community development corporation to foster development in the theater district. In April 2013, Playhouse Square unveiled plans for $16 million in improvements for the area's signage and lighting that would come to be known as "Dazzle the District." The completion of Dazzle the District was celebrated on May 2, 2014.
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