John Legend to unveil Ohio theatre named in his honour
John Legend is set to perform in his hometown of Springfield, Ohio at the opening of a recently renovated $2.5 million theater that was named in his honor.
As The Springfield News-Sun reports, the ‘All Of Me’ star donated $500,000 for the renovations of the building and will perform in the 680-seat theater on October 9th.
The John Legend Theater is in the city’s Springfield Center of Innovation: The Dome, a community centre housing educational programs run by local schools and organisations. The singer himself went to one of the area’s schools, graduating at the age of just 16 from Springfield North High School.
After the ribbon cutting scheduled at 1 p.m., John Legend will perform at The Dome, that you’ll find at 700 S. Limestone St., but there are no tickets on sale. Only selected teachers, staff members, community partners and more than 100 local students will be allowed to spectate.
The school board likely wouldn’t have taken on the project with Legend’s help, Communications and Special Projects Consultant Kim Fish said. “John was really a catalyst to get something that we all wanted to do finally done,” Fish said.