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The convention business “will take a while before coming back,” said Robert Murdock, president of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau. “It’s really all about safety right now, and getting the virus under control.”
Bridgeport's Bijou Theatre is planning a June 27 production of “The Music of Sade: No Ordinary Bank.”
The venue asked for PayPal donations to help cover outstanding debts.
"We are very lucky to be a theater that is able to self-produce and stay in the black," said Executive Director Pamme Jones.
The 1,500-seat venue saw its final stage production in 1989.
“The bands that come here rave about this place,” Bijou's Gary Peterson said. “They love the sound of the room, they love the configuration and the uniqueness."
The 1,447-seat Bridgeport theater is undergoing upgrades that will enable it to host more concerts and to present special film screenings.
After years of being closed to the public and struggles in construction financing, the 102-year-old venue is now open for public and private events.
The legendary rock band Chicago sold out the 1,590-seat theater in late September, while this month will see such diverse offerings as stand-up comic Lewis Black and Food Network personality Alton Brown.
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