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Bringing Back a Broadway Sign

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Thursday, March 06, 2008, at 12:42AM
Globe Theatre Ed Fuentes

The letters for the Globe Theatre returned to the top of the historical marquee, this time in a deep red. You can also spot new neon tubing bypassing some of the original sockets, giving some hope that a neon sign is returning to Broadway. It’s not as dramatic as the red carpet reopening that had Pepe Aguilar welcome the Million Dollar Theatre theater back into life last week, but it’s far better looking than the Globe's previous yellow letters––or just plain missing.

In 2006 the Globe reopened as Club 740, placing its entrance on the alley side and ignoring the Broadway facade and the Garland Building -- the office structure that fronts Broadway. The club has had a controversial few years, including violence and interesting political connections.


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