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Theater & art

Boston Ballet thriving as 50th anniversary celebration arrives

Even after all this time, a full decade, Mikko Nissinen calls the abrupt exit of “The Nutcracker” from the Citi Wang Theater nothing short of a “heart attack.” It cost Boston Ballet more than $6 million and forced the company to find a new home.

“Good you didn’t die from it,” says the artistic director. “Because you could have.”

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