Pas de divorce

By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 2, 2008

There’s also been speculation about what might replace Boston Ballet at the Wang. It’s been noted that the Celebrity Series of Boston, whose agreement with the Citi Center expired with the 2006–2007 season, staged just two events at Citi Center venues this season (Paul Taylor at the Shubert and Alvin Ailey at the Wang), and it’s been confirmed that the Celebrity Series won’t be using either theater next season. (Alvin Ailey appears headed to the Opera House.) Celebrity Series spokesman Jack Wright says that’s just the way the logistics and the economics have worked out for 2007–2008 and 2008–2009 and that we shouldn’t read anything into it for 2009–2010. The Citi Center’s president and CEO, Josiah Spaulding Jr., told the Globe that the Ballet’s departure would enable him “to bring in potentially more-profitable performances” — but if Live Nation, which has access to theaters nationwide, and thus more promotional clout than the Citi Center, is worried about filling the Opera House’s dance card, one has to wonder what Spaulding will find to put into the Wang.

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