The origins of Crappy PR

This entire story turns on a phrase in the email sent to folks holding tickets for the canceled show. “Due to unforeseen circumstances…” we are canceling the show.

This is the kind of thing a dummy says. Or…a tight-lipped lawyer amidst delicate negotiations? An ace sleuth working a crime scene for leads?…the mind races.

But it is probably just the dummy. Something happened, they told the intern from NYU to send a cancellation notice. The person borrowed the most formal phrase they could think of from a Time Warner bill.

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