The show must go on… that’s what they say right?
Well, Rob Ford the Musical: Birth of a Ford Nation will open tonight as planned, despite the shocking news of Rob Ford’s cancer diagnosis.
“The show must go on, and the show will go on,” said Brett McCaig, the show’s writer and producer.
However, McCaig says they have canceled tonight’s party and red carpet, and will also “dim the marquee” as a sign of respect for Ford’s diagnoses of malignant liposarcoma.
Furthermore, the production will collect donations for the Canadian cancer society at each viewing.
“We did make some alterations to the show. We addressed the situation that is happening now, in a very small way, and we changed the ending,” McCaig said.
The show’s producer was pleased to share that Tuesday’s preview of Rob Ford the Musical was warmly received by the audience and that its upcoming run is mostly sold out.
Rob Ford the Musical opens tonight, with shows running through September 28.
Do you think the show should indeed go on? Or do you think in light of Ford’s cancer diagnosis it’s too sensitive a subject to poke fun at him while in hospital? Do you think Ford would want the show to do its run? Do you think there will be a spike in box office demand or do you think people will protest by not showing up to the theater?
– Q New Media Editor / Chris Bundas –