Ron Hazel, assistant project manager with Whiting-Turner construction walks through the lobby of the redesigned historic Howard Theatre is set to reopens with a ribbon cutting Monday and an opening night gala on Thursday, Washington, D.C., Thursday, April 5, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK

Ron Hazel, assistant project manager with Whiting-Turner construction walks through the lobby of the redesigned historic Howard Theatre is set to reopens with a ribbon cutting Monday and an opening night gala on Thursday, Washington, D.C., Thursday, April 5, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)