Construction Incident at Boston Theater Could Delay Opening of 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' - NBC10 Boston

Construction Incident at Boston Theater Could Delay Opening of 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical'

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    Construction Incident at Boston Theater Could Delay Opening of 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical'
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    A support beam at a historic theater under renovation in Boston has failed, potentially delaying the world premiere of "Moulin Rouge! The Musical."

    The Boston Globe reports a beam that supports a new steel grid above the stage at Emerson Colonial Theatre failed sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning.

    Robert Jones, a spokesman for the operators of the Colonial, says the grid did not fall and the issue was "quickly contained."

    Jones says the grid holds up a system for the stage scenery and lighting among other production equipment. He says it was not related to the infrastructure of the theater.

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    Jones says officials are still working to determine what the schedule implications are for "Moulin Rouge!" which was set to open June 27.


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