Rings May Close In Toronto By Summer’s End

The stage adaptation of The Lord Of The Rings may be the biggest thing to hit the Toronto theatre scene in years, but that still may not have been enough to make it profitable. “A new closing date for the Toronto production will be announced within days or weeks, sources say. Although tickets are on sale until Sept. 24, the show may not continue beyond Labour Day… Until now, attendance has been good enough to meet the show’s running costs and pay its marketing bills — but not high enough to allow investors to recoup more than a fraction of the money they put up.”