‘Yankees’ go back home

Canadian performances of B'way show canceled

TORONTO — The Canadian leg of the touring Broadway musical “Damn Yankees” has been canceled. According to spokeswoman Debra Vivian of Hamilton Place, where the show was to put down for two performances on March 8, ticket sales were soft and “it seemed prudent to cancel rather than to go ahead.”

Vivian would not say whether the cancellation involves a financial penalty for the theater.

A previous touring version of “Damn Yankees” starring Jerry Lewis last played Ontario for seven performances at Toronto’s Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts in March 1997.

Publicist Vivienne Kugler reports that ticket sales at that time “were disappointing, given the caliber of performance and the great talent.”

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