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November 21, 2014 at 2:17 PM

UPDATE: Bill Cosby gigs in Tacoma, Yakima canceled

Bill Cosby’s performance, scheduled for April 18, 2015, at the Broadway Center, has been canceled.

“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.

Cosby’s been the subject of allegations of sexual assault by a list of women. Those allegations led NBC to cancel plans it had for Cosby to star in a new sitcom, and TVLand has canceled reruns of the 80s sitcom “The Cosby Show.”

“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 nonprofit 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.

The Broadway Center is offering all ticket buyers the option to exchange their tickets for another of any of the upcoming performances it has scheduled or to request a refund.

Cosby’s show scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Capitol Theatre in Yakima has been postponed indefinitely.  No new date has been announced.

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