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Book of Mormon Tour Replacements?
Posted by vikingstuff 2012-12-23 21:16:20


Any more word on who will replace the leads once they leave for London? I know Mark Evans and Chris O'Neill were rumored but not confirmed. When do you think Gavin and Jered will leave?

Book of Mormon Tour Replacements?
Posted by ElphabaGoodman 2012-12-23 21:35:58


I believe the current stop in San Francisco is Gavin and Jared's last city on tour. Mark Evans is indeed taking over for Gavin. I have not heard anything about who's taking over as Cunningham.

Book of Mormon Tour Replacements?
Posted by JohnyBroadway 2012-12-23 22:01:57


Mark has currently been with the company rehearsing San Francisco. My guess Portland will be his first stop.

Book of Mormon Tour Replacements?
Posted by LizzieCurry 2012-12-23 23:25:38


Chris O'Neill's been in San Francisco as well.

I was at the first preview in SF and he was observing the show; I think I saw him observing on Broadway a week or so before that.

Book of Mormon Tour Replacements?
Posted by vikingstuff 2012-12-24 13:11:13


Will these guys be any good?

Book of Mormon Tour Replacements?
Posted by ACL2006 2012-12-24 13:18:18


It should also be noted that the Broadway production will be going on 2 years come February. I would imagine that most of the original cast members will be leaving the show at that time, thus needing replacements for Nabulungi, Elder McKinley, Mafala Hatimbi & most of the ensemble.

Book of Mormon Tour Replacements?
Posted by JohnyBroadway 2012-12-28 01:16:09


Tonight was Jared and Gavin's last show with the company.

Book of Mormon Tour Replacements?
Posted by millie_dillmount 2012-12-28 01:21:38


Totally wasn't aware of this happening. I'm seeing the show in April and was looking forward to seeing Gavin in the show.

Book of Mormon Tour Replacements?
Posted by LizzieCurry 2012-12-28 02:36:20


Gavin and Jared were announced as going to London back in November, but BoM PR played down that this meant they'd be leaving the tour. (Still, logic dictates, unfortunately.)

Book of Mormon Tour Replacements?
Posted by DayDreamer 2012-12-28 03:01:24


Dang. I see the show in two weeks in Seattle and was totally looking forward to seeing Gavin.

Book of Mormon Tour Replacements?
Posted by auzziek 2012-12-28 14:07:36


It's confirmed. Mark Evans and Chris O'Neill are both on tonight.

Book of Mormon Tour Replacements?
Posted by dramamama611 2012-12-28 14:12:49


PR would have only been able to "play it down" had they ever been banking on either the leads selling tickets. Huge percentages of the audiences that see tours, have no inkling who either of these men are.


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Posted by LizzieCurry 2012-12-28 19:08:54


Did you see the reaction from all those disappointed Gavin Creel fans on Nov 8 when the news broke, though? I'm sure they don't make up a significant number of ticket buyers who were previously on the fence about BoM, but it was pretty vocal.

Book of Mormon Tour Replacements?
Posted by SpaceOpera 2012-12-29 01:38:50


So why take a London-based actor out of London and take NYC-based actors to London? I assume it has something to do with Equity, but I don't understand a lick of it.

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Posted by JohnyBroadway 2012-12-29 02:00:16


Evans is only in the show through June. My guess it was to get him into the culture of show, before playing it on the west end. Was anyone at show tonight?

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Posted by Princeton Returns 2012-12-29 06:03:25


i would guess it sadly means mark evans will take over in london. they get someone established in the role already to open london while getting mark used to the role in the us. i dont rate mark much as a performer but i do think he is probably the best we have in the uk for that role in terms of overall look

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Posted by rhdery 2012-12-29 06:10:15


A friend posted that they were both great. Felt very good about their performances.

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Posted by dramamama611 2012-12-29 06:26:13


Lizzie, I know I was disappointed when the news broke as I was planning to see the tour. I do love me some Creel and know that I won't see the tour. The small percentage of us here, hardly make any difference in anything.

Book of Mormon Tour Replacements?
Posted by vikingstuff 2013-02-06 17:02:39


Bump. Has anybody seen Mark and Chris? If so how were they?

Book of Mormon Tour Replacements?
Posted by LizzieCurry 2013-02-06 17:15:10


I saw Mark Evans and Chris O'Neill shortly after they started and I really liked them. Chris is definitely more of the "comic actor who sings" vein, but his comic timing and expressiveness makes up for it. He can hit the notes; he just doesn't hold them very long. Mark plays Price like a stereotypically brash American, and his voice is fantastic. He and Chris work really well together.

I'd seen Gavin and Jared twice before I saw Mark and Chris, and I didn't actually miss Gavin and Jared at all, even though I loved them in the show. Probably a good sign. :)



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Posted by vikingstuff 2013-02-18 20:33:41


Finally saw this recently and loved it. This was the first time, but Mark and Chris seemed like a less over the top version of the originals. @LizzieCurry, it seems you have seen this many times. Do you have any favorites (or least favorites) for the two leads?

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Posted by LizzieCurry 2013-02-18 20:35:59


Yes to both. :) Glad you loved it!

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Posted by vikingstuff 2013-02-18 20:41:10


Weeeeeellllll who would they be?

Book of Mormon Tour Replacements?
Posted by LizzieCurry 2013-02-18 20:56:15


WELLLLL check your PMs!