By Robert Simonson
05 Jul 2013
Photo by Joan Marcus
Manhattan Theatre Club has a couple of popular hits on its hands.
The nonprofit announced extensions of The Explorers Club and Choir Boy, both of which currently play its Off-Broadway space at City Center.
Atlanta's Theater of the Stars, the non-profit Georgia company that has been in business for 60 seasons, revealed that it is in danger of closing its doors due to financial hardships.
A message from TOTS producer Christopher B. Manos on the company's official website stated that the organization was facing a critical juncture and would need to raise an immediate $500,000 by July 12 or the organization would cease operations and shut its doors.
Immediate funding will allow TOTS to stage the upcoming productions of Anything Goes and Dreamgirls (with Jennifer Holliday), as well as address the company's operating expenses.
An additional $500,000 must be raised by Aug. 30 in order to continue with the company's previously announced season, which is scheduled to continue later this year with Disney's The Little Mermaid, Stomp and Cats. TOTS has already canceled its July production of The Buddy Holly Story.