"On the one hand, Nord-Ost became a Russian symbol, but, on the other hand, the musical doesn't exist anymore," said famous Russian bard singer Georgy Vasilyev, the general producer and one of the musical's authors.
The main damage was caused not to the building of the Theatre Centre in Dubrovka. After all, we could reconstruct the building, glass the windows, paint the walls and replace the furniture. Yet, there is no more Nord-Ost musical," explained Vasilyev, one of the former hostages.
"We should dismiss the company and the orchestra. The musicians cannot make themselves enter the orchestra-pit, where terrorists arranged a latrine for hostages," he added. "We are bankrupts, and Nord-Ost won't recover without the help of the state and sponsors." According to Vasilyev, the Link producing company, founded to implement the project of the musical, "has nothing but debts, and that is the real truth." "We have sold several thousands of tickets for forthcoming performances, which we fail to show".