Ford’s Theatre just announced that due to a private health matter, David Emerson Toney has withdrawn from the cast of the Ford’s Theatre Society production of Necessary Sacrifices.
Ford’s Theatre is currently searching for a replacement actor to play the role of Frederick Douglass. In order to allow sufficient rehearsal time for the new cast member, Ford’s Theatre has canceled four preview performances between January 20 and January 24.
The press release states that patrons with tickets to the canceled performances have the opportunity to exchange their tickets for another performance of Necessary Sacrifices through February 12, 2012. Patrons who are unable to exchange may donate the value of their tickets to Ford’s Theatre Society or request a refund.
For patrons interested in exchanges or refunds: Ford’s Theatre Society buyers should contact (202) 347-4833 (please leave a message if you are unable to speak directly to a customer service representative).
Patrons who purchased through www.fords.org or Ticketmaster will be contacted by Ticketmaster directly. Those affected will receive a promotional code (expires January 31) for reduced preview-week prices for tickets to remaining performances.
All exchanges must be finalized prior to January 31, 2012.
Our wishes for a quick recovery go out to David Emerson Toney.