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The 12 on Broadway in jeopardy from close of San Jose Rep

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The San Jose Mercury News reported that the San Jose Repertory Theatre was in trouble Tuesday, June 10. KLIV AM 1590 reported the situation would be addressed Wednesday, but Examiner.com has learned that they intend to announce they are closing their doors.

That means no Landscape With Weapon, set to have its first performance June 19. Even the limited engagement the Rep was presenting—a third production in the Sobrato Auditorium from the hilarious improvisational trio Reduced Shakespeare Company called The History of Comedy (Abriged)—has to be cancelled.

However, the most significant loss was an almost-certain Broadway-bound world premiere musical called The 12. For the Rep to get producer billing on theatre's greatest stage would have been a much-needed shot in the arm for Silicon Valley performing arts. Instead, another company is added to the American Musical Theater and Shakespeare Santa Cruz (reincarnated as Santa Cruz Shakespeare) as failed South Bay institutions.

The ripples of another loss will no doubt be felt throughout the region as patrons are hesitant to pay in advance for fear of a bankruptcy. Ripples will also be felt on Broadway, where the 2014 Tony-winning writer Robert Shenkkan's look at the apostles after the death of Jesus Christ will have to find another venue to birth it.

Of course, the play would have more than the normal significance to Christians. There is a chance it could attract either support or backlash from Christianity. As of this printing, Examiner.com had received no word back from Rep Artistic Director Rick Lombardo about what would happen with The 12 in light of the closure of its producing theatre.

Note: MJ Kasprzak is a former employee of San Jose Repertory Theatre.

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