In its place the regional theatre will present another revue, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.
The production, according to the Alliance website, was canceled because of "difficulties encountered by the commercial producers attached to the project, the Frankel/Viertel/Baruch/Routh group, in raising the necessary funds for the multi-media musical revue of Sondheim's life and career."
A representative of the group said in a statement, "The show's extensive technical requirements for film and multi-media projection required raising, what proved to be, an extraordinarily large amount of additional money; millions, actually, which was simply unavailable for a non-commercial production in the current economic climate. We regret the situation as the Alliance Theatre was ready, willing and able to fulfill their commitments for financing and infrastructure to stage this production. We intend to produce the show at another date."
Alliance Theatre artistic director Susan V. Booth added, "This came as heartbreaking news to us. We were very much looking forward to working with James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim on such an exceptional theatrical project, but we recognize the extraordinary challenges our partners were facing in their efforts to capitalize this production."
Patrons who have purchased subscriptions or single tickets to iSondheim should contact the box office at (404) 733-5000 for ticketing information.
For more information visit www.alliancetheatre.org.