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New Chevalier Theatre manager Bill Blumenreich and Medford Mayor Stephanie M. Burke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Blumenreich Presents bringing talent to Chevalier Theatre

The City of Medford is ringing in the new year with a new operator for its historic Chevalier Theatre!

Bill Blumenreich Presents, Inc. (BBP), the company that manages the popular Wilbur Theatre in Boston, was retained in October to manage, operate, maintain, and make improvements to the 1,800-seat Chevalier, which was built in 1940 as an addition to the old Medford High School on Forest Street in Medford Square.

Bill Blumenreich, BBP’s owner, has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry and has worked with a diverse array of performers including musician Rod Stewart, comedian Tracey Morgan, and speakers such former Vice President Joe Biden. Over the past 10 years, BBP has progressively enhanced the Wilbur’s national profile by booking hundreds of shows each year featuring live music, comedians, and speakers.

BBP has already lined up 20 events at Chevalier of the same nature, starting with a performance by comedian Gary Gulman on New Year’s Eve. Other events include a talk by former Vice President Joe Biden; two performances by recent “America’s Got Talent” winner Darci Lynne; four performances by comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias; two performances by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons; trumpeter Chris Botti; The Price is Right Live; and a variety of other shows.

“We are excited to welcome Bill Blumenreich to the city of Medford as the new manager of the Chevalier Theatre,” said Mayor Stephanie M. Burke. “Bill has a tremendous amount of experience, and it’s clear from his revitalization of the Wilbur Theatre in Boston that he will draw a local and regional audience to enjoy not just the Chevalier Theatre but the many restaurants and businesses in Medford Square. We look forward to partnering with him in preserving and enlivening one of Medford’s greatest gems.”

BBP has a five-year contract with the city, giving the firm time to make various improvements to the theater. Projects will include improving seating sightlines, installing a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, establishing a box office, and enhancing the overall internal look.

“I’m very thrilled for this opportunity to operate the Chevalier Theatre,” Blumenreich stated. “Entertainment action has moved from Boston, to Cambridge, to Somerville – now Medford will be the newest hotspot. My team, in partnership with Mayor Burke, intends to bring in the biggest and brightest in entertainment for all of greater Boston to see.”

 

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Proud and grateful recipient of a Cummings Foundation $100k for 100 grant for the Medford Boys & Girls Club.