TORONTO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Toronto is losing yet another theater act, as the Blue Man Group is wrapping up its run at the city’s Panasonic Theatre.
The show was expected to run for 10 years in Toronto, but will close on September 7th after only a year and a half. The interactive theater performance group has been running solid in New York since 1991, and is still hugely successful in Boston, Chicago, Vegas and London.
The run-up to the production was so huge that the Panasonic underwent a $12 million renovation just to house the performance. Members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees have claimed that the show is closing due to Live Nation’s use of non-union employees, and protests from the IATSE.
The city is facing many theater woes as of late, with a run of the “Lord of the Rings” stage show lasting less than a year, and many other shows wrapping up far ahead of schedule. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers