Director: Critics Caused LOTR‘s Early Closing

It’s official: Lord of the Rings is dead in Toronto, where the multi-million dollar show was launched less than a year ago. The show’s director lays the blame for the untimely demise squarely at the feet of the Toronto press, which did not exactly embrace the show. “Calling London the ‘spiritual home’ of The Lord of the Rings, Mr. Wallace argued that the production, which will open in the West End next June, has a distinctively British sensibility that North American critics did not appreciate.”