OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
Tulsa, Oklahoma – December 6, 2018
Peter Mayo, owner of Brady Theater announces today that the historic venue will become Tulsa Theater in 2019. Mayo and his management team at DCF Enterprises have been in talks since the 2013 renaming of Brady St. to M.B. Brady St. The City Council’s vote to change the name of M.B. Brady to Reconciliation Way in July of 2019 solidified that it is time for the venue’s name to change as well.
The giant stainless steel TULSA sign (pictured with Mayo below) that hung from the then Tulsa Municipal Theatre from 1952 until 1979 has been stored for 40 years by Gaylord and Judy Herron of G Oscar Bike Shop. Mayo stated “Gaylord understood the sign’s importance to Tulsa history and I am grateful. Because of him, we have this beautiful, sculptural sign preserved.” The sign will be refurbished and hung once more on the theater during a grand re-opening ceremony on a date to be determined in 2019 in accordance with the venue’s performance calendar.
97.5 KMOD will be on-site this coming Monday, December 10th for their Nutrocker Christmas Concert starring hard rock band In This Moment. Prior to the 8p.m. performance, patrons will be given an opportunity to have a KMOD representative snap their photo with the sign. It’s a unique chance to get up close with this delightful piece of history before it’s resurrected once more in 2019. The station and the venue will encourage participants to use Tulsa Theater’s new hashtag: #TheTulsa when sharing their photos on social media.