Toronto’s production of “The Lord of the Rings” might close as early as Labour Day, the Toronto Star reports.
Sources tell the paper that a formal announcement regarding an official closing date will come in the next days or weeks. Tickets for the show are currently on sale until Sept. 24.
Last week it was announced the musical will make it’s London premiere next year. The musical also swept the Dora awards on Monday night.
“I’m not saying a word about this,” David Mirvish said to the paper when asked to comment on the speculation.
According the Star, if a closing date were announced now, it may boost ticket sales from people who otherwise would have been waiting until the fall to buy their tickets to the show.
Critically, “The Lord of the Rings” flopped, but it has brought in quite an audience, due in part to advance ticket sales, especially from Mirvish subscribers.