Investigators are trying to determine whether the historic American Shakespeare Theatre in Connecticut was destroyed by arson or accident.
The theater in Stratford, which has not hosted a play since 1989, burned to the ground early Sunday.
Officials planned a Monday news conference to update the public on the investigation.
The theater, built in 1955, was modeled after London’s Globe Theatre, which famously burned down in 1613.
Katharine Hepburn, Christopher Plummer and other famous actors had performed on the Connecticut stage.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” tweeted Sunday that the loss of the theater was “heartbreaking.”
The American Shakespeare Festival Theatre held its final full season in the building in 1982, but its grounds were used more recently for productions by the Shakespeare Academy at Stratford.