You can put away the 3D glasses for now. Broadway.com has learned that Broadway 4D, the planned Times Square attraction that was set to feature filmed musical performances enhanced by in-theater special effects, is being scrapped because of financing troubles.
As previously reported, Broadway 4D was going to take up residence at the Times Square Theatre on West 42nd Street, which has been vacant for over 20 years. The renovations of the venue were estimated at $30 million. Embroiled X-Men series director/producer Bryan Singer and Jeff Sagansky served as executive producers. Among the performances rumored to be featured in the attraction were pop superstar Christina Aguilera singing the Evita anthem “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” and Hugh Jackman reprising "Oh! What a Beautiful Morning" from his star turn in Oklahoma!, along with appearances by Matthew Morrison, Antonio Banderas and Sierra Boggess.
The company behind the Broadway 4D attraction was led by entertainment lawyer Robert Kory and Gary Goddard, a Broadway producer who has pioneered 4D technology for theme park rides worldwide. Goddard has also been facing legal issues along with Singer.
A spokesperson for Broadway 4D commented, "the rumor is inaccurate."