News for Jan. 31, 2006

Gambling on Gollum

1/31/06, 6:53 pm EST - Xoanon

The public gets its first look at The Lord of the Rings musical this week. That's exciting for Tolkien fans, but nerve-wracking for the show's creative team, who have their reputations -- and a lot of their money -- on the line According to the calendar, opening night for the most ambitious theatre project in history -- the $27-million production of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings -- is still seven weeks away. But for the show's producers, cast and creative team, the March 23 world premiere at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre is only a distant focus of attention. [More]