Tickets to the new lavish stage musical, The Lord of the Rings, went on sale May 15 (see our banners above -Xo) – nine months before its premiere – and rang up $1 million within 24 hours, according to The Star in Toronto. The figure is in Canadian dollars, but is still impressive, especially when added to the reported $3 million in group sales so far. A spokesperson for the show confirmed to that these initial figures are accurate. Interest from U.S. theatregoers was reported by the Star as intense. [More]