TORONTO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Producer Aubrey Dan's Dancap Productions has filed a lawsuit against Key Brand Entertainment and Ed Mirvish Enterprises over the sale of the Panasonic and Canon Theatres the Toronto Star has reported.
In the suit, Dancap has accused Key Brand of breach of contract, conspiracy, unjust enrichment and fraud. Mirvish is accused in the suit of interference with economic relations, conspiracy and inducing breach of contract.
Dancap contends that they were granted authority to operate the two theatres after making an equity investment in Key Brand Entertainment's acquisition of Live Nation's North American theatrical assets. Mirvish felt that their 15 year copresenting lease from Live Nations' predecessor, SFX Theatrical Group should give them rights to continue operating the theatres.
According to the Star, Mirvish made a secret offer to Key Brand for the theatres, announcing the deal on Apr. 9, only 5 weeks before the agreement went into effect – cue the barristers.
After a court hearing on May 6th, Key Brand and Mirvish have agreed to delay the closing of the agreement until June 6th, to allow for a hearing on the merits of Dancap's argument.
Mirvish is a major producer of live theatre in Toronto and has been a fixture of the lively arts there for more than half a century while Dancap is a recent arrival on stage, starting operations last fall and preparing to stage their first effort, a production of "My Fair Lady." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers