Since October 27 of this year, the Broadway Center has been in discussion with Mr. Bill Cosby’s management regarding the possibility of canceling his scheduled April 18, 2015 performance in Tacoma.
Today, the Broadway Center formally announces that cancellation.
“This decision is not intended to pass judgment on Mr. Cosby that is not the business of the Broadway Center,” said David Fischer, the Broadway Center’s Executive Director. “We’ve been deliberate and thoughtful in making this decision, carefully considering our many relationships and legal obligations, including those with Mr. Cosby, with ticket buyers and with our community. The Broadway Center is a non-profit organization that works diligently to strengthen our community’s social fabric by building empathy, furthering education, and sharing joy. Ultimately, we were not confident in our ability to meet those objectives by proceeding with Mr. Cosby’s performance in Tacoma,” said Fischer.
“In making this decision, the Broadway Center also took into consideration the financial harm we will suffer by cancelling, and the even greater financial risk of moving forward with the performance,” concluded Fischer.
The Broadway Center is offering all ticket buyers the option to exchange their tickets for another of the many great performances ahead, or to request a refund. The Box Office team will be reaching out to all ticket holders in the coming days to make exchange and refund arrangements.
Box Office hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and they may be contacted via phone at 253.591.5894, or toll-free at 1.800.291.7593.