Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Bill Cosby: Boston Theatre Cancels Two Shows Scheduled for Today, Offers Refunds

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The Wilbur Theater in Boston canceled Bill Cosby’s two shows scheduled for today. The cancellations came after protests by women’s groups. The shows had been mostly sold out, but the theater is offering refunds to anyone who was foolish enough to buy a ticket. Many shows on Cosby’s tour have been cancelled, or theaters have offered refunds in advance of the shows. Cosby’s next dates are in Bakersfield, CA; Pittsburgh PA; and Charlotte NC. It’s doubtful they will go forward, but they’re still listed as active. Why Cosby continues to put himself through this is a mystery.

Yesterday Cosby issued a warning to his fans that he was far from finished:

“Dear Fans: GOD has Blessed me with a wonderful gift to share with all of you,” Cosby said in a statement released to the Herald. “For 53 years I have continued to master this gift, which heals the soul and warms hearts. Laughter! I thank you, the theatre staff (Wilbur Theatre), the event organizers and the Boston Community for your continued support and coming to experience family, fun entertainment. Hey, Hey, Hey — I’m Far From Finished.”

But the Wilbur no doubt didn’t want the planned protests that were forming for today’s show. Neither will other theaters.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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