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Matt Doyle takes over as Elder Price.
Posted by dramamama611 2012-11-08 18:39:51


I'm thinking that's pretty perfect casting.

Matt Doyle takes over as Elder Price.
Posted by SingingChef 2012-11-08 19:00:06


um...YES

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Posted by LizzieCurry 2012-11-08 19:00:10


I'm not looking forward to the SRO lines, but I'm curious! I've never seen him in anything.

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Posted by AC126748 2012-11-08 19:18:20


Terrific casting.

He was my favorite Melchior in SA and the sole bright spot in that awful production of BYE BYE BIRDIE.

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Posted by dramamama611 2012-11-08 19:30:32


I didn't love his Melchior, but I will listen to that man sing ANY day of the week. I wasn't planning on catching this again (was hoping to catch Gavin on tour) but this might just change my mind.

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Posted by LizzieCurry 2012-11-08 19:46:56


You may not have ended up seeing Gavin on tour anyway... scroll. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2230204/BAZ-BAMIGBOYE-Fames-silver-lining-Bradley-Cooper-whos-longer-sexiest-man-alive.html

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Posted by CATSNYrevival 2012-11-08 19:56:36


I knew something was up. People were congratulating him on twitter, but Matt was denying it. Glad it's official now. Perfect casting.

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Posted by JohnyBroadway 2012-11-08 20:00:42


When would you think Creel and Gertners' last performance would be? I had tickets for the Portland engagement in January, I'm still excited to see the show! I wonder who their replacements will be?

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Posted by LizzieCurry 2012-11-08 20:28:20


I don't think they'd have to leave until January. Hm.

And Jared has confirmed it. https://twitter.com/JaredGertner/status/266712702368485376

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Posted by dramamama611 2012-11-08 21:20:28


Yes! I saw the news about Creel after I posted my "dilemma". He will not make it to Boston! Now if I'm just willing to wait in SRO agian.....hmmmm.

I would guess that Gavin won't do much of the tour after Thanksgiving: they open in London in mid-Jan, yes? (or previews) So I would imagine he'll need to be there in rehearsal soon.

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Posted by LizzieCurry 2012-11-08 22:10:09


I'm thinking they may drop out of the SF run about halfway or most of the way through; we'll see!

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Posted by ACL2006 2012-11-08 22:16:44


The San Francisco run ends Dec. 30. I would think they'd end with the San Fran. run, have a week or two off and then head over to London. They start previews Feb. 25 & open March 21.

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Posted by BwayBuff2 2012-11-09 01:27:54


Am I the only one who thinks Matt Doyle is a weird choice? I just don't see him as Elder Price. I know most of the guys who have played the role and they're very smiley and sweet guys in real life. Matt doesn't come across quite that way...

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Posted by CATSNYrevival 2012-11-09 01:46:44


^It's called acting.

And it's not an odd choice to me. Matt is gonna rock that score harder than Gavin does.

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Posted by broadwayguy2 2012-11-09 02:23:33


I have never found Matt Doyle to be anything other than smiley and sweet.. ever.

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Posted by little_sally 2012-11-09 09:53:33


This is great news! I think Matt is so talented. Just wish there was a way to see him. Oh, well.

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Posted by sorano916 2012-11-09 11:44:49


Side note:

On the Broadway.com & BWW announcement yesterday, it said that Cale Krise was Cunningham along with the official BOM website. On Playbill announcement today, it said that Will Blum was Cunningham and he's now on the official BOM website.

Was yesterday Cale's last show...?

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Posted by LizzieCurry 2012-11-09 12:41:13


No. Cale and Will switch off every other week and the website is updated accordingly (s well as the poster outside). Broadway.com and BWW probably only checked the website when they wrote the story and didn't realize there were two Cunninghams.

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Posted by Younger Brother 2012-11-09 12:47:57


Mark Evans (Ghost in the West End) is apparently the new Elder Price on tour according to the Ghost facebook page

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Posted by LizzieCurry 2012-11-09 13:00:55


Wow. I'd heard he was in the US, but wasn't sure why.

Could you send a direct link, please? I went to https://www.facebook.com/ghostthemusical and https://www.facebook.com/ghostbroadway and saw nothing.

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Posted by FireFingers 2012-11-09 13:06:38


Mark Evans as Price and Chris O'Niel as Elder Cunningham were briefly up on the Mormon website, but was immediately taken down. Link below should be a print screen.

http://www.whatsonstage.com/board/index.php?app=core&module=attach§ion=attach&attach_id=273

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Posted by LizzieCurry 2012-11-09 13:09:56


Whoah. That doesn't work, though -- do you have to be a member of the WOS board to see attachments?

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Posted by FireFingers 2012-11-09 13:12:40


Possibly...

Try this link:




Should say, credit to BAGibb on the Whatsonstage forum for spotting this.

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Posted by LizzieCurry 2012-11-09 13:15:19


Hot damn. Thanks! Looks like they hadn't even fixed the italics tag yet...

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Posted by AC126748 2012-11-09 17:07:27


Is it safe to assume this means that Doyle won't be moving forward with Diner?

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Posted by dramamama611 2012-11-09 17:59:30


That is correct.^

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Posted by THDavis 2012-11-09 20:21:49


So we're sure that Matt Doyle is taking over as Elder Price in the Broadway run, then? Sorry, I'm a bit confused. When would he be stepping into the role?

EDIT: Just saw the article that explains a start date has yet to be announced. Sorry all!

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Posted by Elder Katt 2012-11-09 23:09:45


Matt Doyle takes over as Elder Price.
Posted by dramamama611 2012-11-10 02:22:07


I believe Matt is starting near the end of November from what I've heard.

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Posted by Younger Brother 2012-11-18 09:02:40


On a somewhat unrelated note, does anybody know who's replacing Asmeret in the ensemble, and has she announced if she's going on to anything else?

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Posted by shrekster224 2012-11-18 09:30:39


Candice Marie Woods from Nice Work is replacing Asmeret in the "Steak Knife" and Nabulungi track. (Paloma Garcia Lee of Phantom is replacing Candice in Nice Work if anyone is curious.)