EXCLUSIVE: State Theatre Rep Talks Kathy Griffin Cancellation

EXCLUSIVE: State Theatre Rep Talks Kathy Griffin Cancellation

Last week, comedian Kathy Griffin took a lot of heat when she posted a picture of her holding a blood covered mask of President Donald Trump. While she apologized for the ordeal, she did lose a lot of jobs for it, including the New Year’s Eve special she has hosted on CNN with Anderson Cooper for years.

One of the gigs she lost was at New Jersey’s The State Theatre, where we recently reviewed the 20th Anniversary production of Rent. We reached out to a representative from the theatre to get more information regarding why Griffin’s planned show was cancelled. 

Initially, we were provided with the statement the theatre had put out on Thursday when they announced the cancellation of the event: “After careful consideration of recent events and for the safety of our patrons, Kathy Griffin’s November 3rd performance has been cancelled. All Kathy Griffin ticket buyers will be issued a full refund.”

While we were told there was no further comment at this time, we did ask if there was going to be an event planned in place of Griffin’s.

“We do not have any plans to add an event at that day or time,” we were exclusively informed.

The State Theatre is one of many venues to cancel Griffin after last week’s debacle.


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