The Chicago Theatre has cancelled an April 7th performance of Mike Daisey’s “The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” which was to be followed by an on-stage Q&A with Ira Glass:
“Please be advised that the performance scheduled to take place at The Chicago Theatre on April 7, 2012 has been cancelled. Tickets ordered for the April 7, 2012 performance through Ticketmaster Phones or Ticketmaster Online will be automatically credited to the original purchaser’s credit card account. Tickets purchased through a Ticketmaster Outlet or through The Chicago Theatre Box Office must be returned to the original point of purchase for a full refund.”
Gee, I wonder why.
Some other theaters will run the show as planned and not issue refunds.
Thanks to reader Patrick for the tip.
“Mike Daisey, the off-Broadway performer who admitted that he made up parts of his one-man show about Apple products being made in Chinese sweatshops, has cut questionable sections from the monologue and added a prologue explaining the controversy.
Oskar Eustis, artistic director of The Public Theater, where the monologue is being performed, said Saturday that Daisey has ‘eliminated anything he doesn’t feel he can stand behind’ from the show and added a section at the beginning in which he addresses the questions raised by critics.”
I’d love to know what sections have been cut. If you attend a performance, please share any observations you have.