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Sponsor drops Bard on Common

Shakespeare company says shows will go on

Thousands of people attended ''Much Ado About Nothing'' in 2004. Citi Center, which sponsored the show, has decided not to continue its financial support. Thousands of people attended ''Much Ado About Nothing'' in 2004. Citi Center, which sponsored the show, has decided not to continue its financial support. (GLOBE STAFF/2004)
By Geoff Edgers
Globe Staff / August 27, 2008

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The Citi Performing Arts Center will no longer sponsor a free annual Shakespeare production on the Boston Common, Citi Center officials confirmed yesterday. But that does not mean the end of the popular performances, said Steven Maler, founding artistic director of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, which has staged the production in partnership with the Citi Center. (Full article: 902 words)

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