Rosie O'Donnell reschedules Sarasota shows

Her shows at McCurdy's this weekend have been rescheduled for March

mclear@bradenton.comJanuary 18, 2014 

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If you have tickets for one of Rosie O'Donnell's five sold-out shows at McCurdy's Comedy Theatre in Sarasota this weekend, you'll have to make other plans.

But you might want to keep the weekend of March 21-23 open.

It was big news when McCurdy's Comedy Theatre announced the Rosie O'Donnell, Sarasota's newest celebrity resident, would be performing five shows there this weekend. All five shows sold out quickly.

On Friday, McCurdy's announced that the shows have been postponed. Rosie has an abscessed tooth. (She has posted close-up photos of her swollen face online.) There were supposed to be two shows on Friday, two on Saturday, and one on Sunday.

Owner Les McCurdy said the shows have been rescheduled for March 21-23.

"She feels horrible about it," McCurdy said. "But you know, things like this happen."

People from McCurdy's will call every person who bought tickets and offer tickets for the corresponding show in March. People who don't want to exchange can get a refund.

McCurdy said any tickets that will become available will go on sale next week, as early as Tuesday. People who want tickets can call the McCurdy's box office at 941-925-3869 anytime after that. The latest information on ticket availability will be on the McCurdy's website, www.mccurdyscomedy.com, and the McCurdy's Comedy Theatre Facebook page. McCurdy said he will also tweet updates at www.twitter.com/lesmccurdy.

For this weekend, comedian Frankie Paul will fill in. He was performing mid-week shows at McCurdy's and agreed to stay through the weekend.

"We had a sold-out show last night," McCurdy said. "Luckily, he had the weekend free. So it'll be him and me and another act or two."

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