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‘Book of Mormon’ adds Thursday matinee show

“The Book of Mormon,” now at the Boston Opera House. (Photo by Joan Marcus)

Want an easy way to get tickets to “The Book of Mormon?” The touring smash hit, all but sold out for its three-week run at the Opera House, will have an additional show Thursday at 1 p.m. to make up for Friday’s cancelled performance.

At last check, there were plenty of Thursday matinee seats listed on Ticketmaster.

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Friday’s show was canceled amid the Boston-area lockdown as law enforcement personnel searched for Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

To try to accommodate Friday night ticketholders, who had their tickets refunded immediately when the show was canceled, Broadway in Boston reached out to them as soon as the Thursday show was added to give them a head start.

But not everyone is happy about the arrangements. Diane Marsili, who had tickets to see the show Friday night, won’t be able to see the Thursday performance. She’s working that day.

“First, let me say that our disappointment over a cancelled show in no way compares to the pain, suffering and loss caused by this tragedy,” Marsili wrote via e-mail. “That said, I do not think this has been handed well at all.”

Marsili said she doesn’t understand why Broadway in Boston couldn’t have added a Monday evening performance and honored April 19 tickets.

Here’s one simple reason: The touring show closes its Boston run Sunday and heads to Toronto for a Tuesday night performance.

“We did everything we could to try to do a performance Monday night,” said Richard Jaffe, vice president of Broadway in Boston. “It’s the logistics of turning everything around in that time frame. We’re doing the best we can. We’re trying.”

Geoff Edgers can be reached at
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