The production, which began previews Dec. 10, was scheduled to officially open Jan. 7; that date will be rescheduled while a replacement for the Caroline, or Change star is found.
The singing actress told the New York Times that she had prepared a statement explaining her reasons for departing the production, but her lawyer advised her not to share the details. "I'm not even sure I want to tell it," Pinkins told the Times in an email. CSC artistic director Brian Kulick, who is helming the revival, declined the Times' request for an interview.
The Dec. 11-13 performances were canceled due to vocal issues experienced by the Tony winner. A Dec. 17 performance was also canceled.
In Mother Courage and Her Children, "the indomitable Mother Courage follows one luckless army after another across a war-torn world in her canteen wagon," state CSC press notes. "She’ll do anything to hold onto her money-making wagon, even if it means the loss of her children, in this timeless tale of war and big business updated to the modern-day conflagration in the Congo."
To purchase tickets call (212) 352-3101, visit the theatre in person at 136 East 13th Street or go to ClassicStage.org.