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Costs mount for Ford Theatre renovation; the rush is on to beat El Niño

Costs mount for Ford Theatre renovation; the rush is on to beat El Niño

With expenses ballooning for a makeover of the John Anson Ford Theatre, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved spending $8.6 million more on the project, raising the cost to about $66 million. The added funding passed unanimously and means that the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, which runs the outdoor theater near the Hollywood Bowl, won't have to abandon plans for several important upgrades, said Laura Zucker, the commission's executive director. Work at the 1,196-seat theater includes redoing the stage, upgrading production technology, installing a better sound barrier to keep performance audio in and freeway noise out, adding a patio that can...

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