With renovations backed by the ongoing, the 1926 landmark is set to open again in September, with a series of 40 shows that were announced today.
"It all starts with the lineup," says Peter Shapiro, who is leading the revival of the Capitol Theatre. "Combining this eclectic group of incredible musicians, this historic and influential theatre, and the most state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and visual projection technologies in the world should create a pretty amazing experience."
The acts set to perform at the Capitol have been booked by Shapiro in partnership with The Bowery Presents (Anthony Makes).
Here's the line up announced today:
9/7/12 The Roots/Bob Weir solo (A Benefit for HeadCount) (followed by DJ ?uestlove's Cap Train Party)
9/8/12 Hugh Laurie with The Copper Bottom Band
9/9/12 Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang
9/14/12 The Roots/Dirty Dozen Brass Band (followed by DJ ?uestlove's Cap Train Party)
9/15/12 Big Gigantic
9/19/12 J Geils Band
9/21/12 The Roots/Karl Denson's Tiny Universe (followed by DJ ?uestlove's Cap Train Party)
9/22/12 Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Robert Cray
9/25/12 Dirty Projectors
9/27/12 David Gray
9/28/12 The Roots (followed by DJ ?uestlove's Cap Train Party)
10/3/12 Regina Spektor
10/9/12 Ben Folds Five
10/10/12 Fiona Apple
10/11/12 Warren Haynes Weekend
10/12/12 Warren Haynes Weekend
10/13/12 Blues Traveler/Spin Doctors
10/17/12 Umphrey's McGee
10/20/12 Psychedelic Furs w/ The Lemonheads feat. Juliana Hatfield
10/25/12 Al Green
10/27/12 Indigo Girls with full band
11/8/12 Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group
11/10/12 Justin Townes Earle
11/20/12 Ray LaMontagne
11/27/12 The Moody Blues
11/28/12 The Moody Blues
12/27/12 My Morning Jacket
12/28/12 My Morning Jacket
12/29/12 My Morning Jacket
12/30/12 Steve Miller Band
12/31/12 Steve Miller Band
1/11/13 Roger Hodgson of Supertramp
2/2/13 Citizen Cope
4/13/13 Herbie Hancock
Designed by architect Thomas Lamb in 1926 and listed in The National Register of Historic Places, the 1,835-seat Capitol Theater at 149 Westchester Ave. — not far from the Port Chester train station.
The theater was long a popular concert venue, hosting performances by the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Derek and the Dominos, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, David Bowie, Santana, Black Sabbath, Iggy Pop. Beneath a 65-foot domed ceiling, the concert hall features a general admission floor, a seated balcony including VIP seats, and six presidential box suites.
The renovations include:
- In-house production will feature a d&b audiotechnik V-Series line array sound system (the first install of its kind in the country);
- A full house projection system featuring ten HD cinema-quality projectors;
- Content created by Mark Brickman (Pink Floyd, Roger Waters' 'The Wall' Tour) and the NYC-based team of Batwin and Robin;
- An arena sized lighting rig designed and installed by Chris Ragan and BML/Blackbird.
In March, the Port Chester Industrial Development Agency reached an agreement with Capitol Enterprises to support a $2.2 million renovation of the Capitol Theatre.