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PlayhouseSquare dazzles Cleveland while achieving world record for chandelier

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On May 2, 2014, over 25,000 people gathered at PlayhouseSquare as the final electrical touches were added to “Dazzle the District” (the official celebration showcasing the district’s dramatic makeover).

“When we started renovating our historic theaters in the 1980s, no one could have imagined what PlayhouseSquare would be today,” said Art J. Falco, PlayhouseSquare president and CEO.

Adding to the fact that PlayhouseSquare is the second largest theater district in the country as well as having the most subscription seats sold, it is now a gateway with dynamic signage with the record setting GE Chandelier as the crown jewel of the district. This has already attracted press coverage from such national media organizations such as USA Today, ESPN.com and Gizmodo as well as numerous print and broadcast outlets throughout the country.

Prior to the week leading up to the lighting, the Guinness World Records folks visited PlayhouseSquare to confirm that the GE Chandelier had indeed achieve the record for world’s largest outdoor chandelier. After viewing the 4,200 sparkling crystals and seeing that it was 20feet tall, 17 feet wide and suspended 44 feet above the intersection of Euclid Avenue and East 14th Street they made it official.

More information about the Dazzle the District project is available at playhousesquare.org/dazzle or by watching “Dazzle the District: Lighting the Legacy.”

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