Monday, September 04, 2006

LOTR Blues

Richard Ouzounian in conversation with Kevin Wallace, the producer of the Lord of the Rings musical stage version, writes in the Toronto Star about the disappointing Toronto run of the show and its reworked version to be premiered in London next spring. An excerpt:

Then why weren't those changes made in Toronto? Was our city serving as a New Haven, the traditional tryout town where Broadway-bound musicals work out their kinks?

"No," insists Wallace with his old passion. "We're grateful we're going to get a second chance (in London). We never thought we would ... There is no doubt now that when we opened in Toronto, we were only a third through the process ... only you couldn't tell yourself that, or you'd go mad."


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