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Troubled Tarzan Production Dooms Theater

A touring stage production of Disney’s “Tarzan” musical set to open in Atlanta and then move to San Jose has failed without raising the curtain even once. This has had unfortunate effects:

The American Musical Theatre of San Jose says it is filing bankruptcy after losing $225,000 it invested with Atlanta’s Theater of the Stars. The money was supposed to have been used for a co-production of Disney’s “Tarzan,” which was to open at the Fox Theatre in January, move to California in February and Dallas in March.

“I’m devastated. I’ve had to lay off my whole company here,” Michael Miller, CEO and executive producer of the San Jose playhouse, said Tuesday. After planning the co-production of “Tarzan” for more than a year, Miller said he was informed on Nov. 18 by Theater of the Stars president Nick Manos that the show was off.

The “Tarzan” production has had a rough go of it from the start. Might be a lot tougher to fund a revival of it now.

(via AJC)

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