I'm right there with you on the hopelessness bandwagon.
I'm really wishing (a hopeless cause) for more rep.This drives me crazy when you consider how much they blew on The Pied Piper and their garish Sleeping Beauty. And there are people around who could help restage the Tudor Romeo and Juliet! Among others, Carla Fracci, Natalia Makharova, Ivan Nagy and John Prinz all performed in it during the 70s, and they're all still around and presumably willing to help. Frankly, I think McKenzie pleading poverty is an excuse. Today's ABT only performs just enough Tudor to keep the critics off their collective backs -- they're not committed to Tudor in any serious and systematic way.
I loved the idea of a Shakespeare night - Kevin M has already said that the Tudor R&J would be super expensive to mount.
I so agree that a lot of money has been wasted/ At the same time maybe it's easier to get rich folks to write a check to fund Sleeping Beauty but not some one act Romeo and Juliet. That's just a guess.