By FABIOLA SANTIAGO, CHRISTINE DOLEN and DANIEL CHANG
Fresh off its 50th anniversary and days away from the opening of a play starring Lucie Arnaz, the Coconut Grove Playhouse was shut down Wednesday amid what was being called a financial crisis.
A sign on the door of South Florida's largest and most historic regional theater read: ''Building closed until further notice.'' Some theater workers said their paychecks had bounced and theater officials said the liability insurance had lapsed.
A meeting of the theater's board of directors is scheduled for noon today at which time decisions are expected on the playhouse's immediate future"