It's curtains for Manhattan Theater Source, the 11-year-old non-profit Off-Broadway theater in Greenwich Village, who will be closing this January in the face of dwindling profits. First Caffe Vivaldi, now this! Pretty soon, you won't be able to go anywhere to to rack up those "before-they-were-famous" stories for the grandkids.
"Despite efforts to save it, we have finally reached a point where we can no longer sustain the running of our space at 177 MacDougal Street," board member Doug Silver told Broadway World. "Our deficits have grown too high, and the terrible economy has badly hurt small theater companies in NYC, not only The Source itself, but even more significantly the companies that we depend on to rent our theater all year long. These harsh realities have left us no choice but leave our space."
Jeremiah's Vanishing New York dug up the Massey Knakal listing for the space, along with a cheerful little video from the realtor, praising the way national brands like Dallas BBQ and Le Pain Quotidien have moved in to the neighborhood. Without a doubt—what the Village definitely needs more of these days is chain restaurants! We humbly suggest combining your nationally branded dinner with a show, while you still can.