"Nick & Nora," the musical that was to have played its exclusive pre-Broadway run at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre this spring, has canceled its Baltimore engagement and postponed its Broadway opening until next season.
Producer James Pentecost said yesterday that he and his partner, Charles Suisman, came within $1 million of raising the $5.5 million budget. "We came very close, but it wasn't close enough to be able to do it properly this season," he said, laying blame on the "terrible state" of the economy.
A disappointed Hope Quackenbush, managing director of the Mechanic, commented, "It doesn't bode well for future new productions if a show with this particular group of artists and this marvelous potential falls short of its capitalization."