An initiative involving Indiana University and the Lilly Endowment is set to provide a $15 million renovation to the historic Madame Walker Theatre Center while ensuring the historic landmark’s viability into the future.
Past attempts to salvage the State Theatre focused on restoring it as a historical venue, but the new operators say the site needs to offer something different. One of their inspirations is The Vogue in Indianapolis.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence said he heard the boos and cheers when he walked into the Richard Rodgers Theatre with his nephew and daughter on Friday night to see "Hamilton." He said he told his daughter: "That's what freedom sounds like."