Toronto theatre titans David Mirvish and Aubrey Dan brought their fight for two Toronto theatres into the public eye when early yesterday morning a press release from Dan revealed he had commenced legal proceedings against Toronto’s Mirvish Productions and New York-based Key Brand Entertainment.
At issue was the sale of the Panasonic and Canon Theatres to Mirvish, which Dan claims is in violation of the management agreement Dancap had signed with Key Brand.
David Mirvish called a press conference at the Canon Theatre early evening, where he came out smiling, cheerfully announcing his purchase of the two theatres, as the cast of We Will Rock You, in costume, surrounded him.
He said that the hit show had to close because of other bookings at the Canon. But he was going to reopen it July 16 at the Panasonic Theatre instead.