Michael Miller, AMT's CEO and executive producer, said the nonprofit suffered a $1.7 million dollar loss from a deal with Theater of the Stars in Atlanta that was doing a Tarzan musical based on the Disney production. The show was scheduled to come to San Jose in February.
Miller said in a press release that the Atlanta group used the funds "for other things."
"In essence, they canceled the show without giving us any warning, and we discovered that the funds we had paid for `Tarzan’ were spent on another production of theirs, which lost a significant amount of money," Miller said.
More details here from the Atlanta Journal Constitution.