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Upcoming Edwin Drood Understudy Performances for Leads (Update: 1/30/13)
Posted by Kelly2 2013-01-25 19:48:34


I just wanted to let anyone who cares know that Drood has some understudies going on for the leads over the next couple weeks. Alison Cimmet will be on for Puffer on February 5th and 6th, and on for Helena February 27th through March 2nd. She actually is on for Helena tonight, no idea if Jessie Mueller will be out for long.

Also, Stephanie J. Block will be out of the show on February 8th, 9th, and 10th, which incidentally is also Andy Karl and Betsy Wolfe's final performance.

Would love to hear how they are if anyone has a chance to see them!

Upcoming Edwin Drood Understudy Performances for Leads
Posted by wdwfreak 2013-01-25 19:57:45


Jim Walton said he may have a Crisparkle date coming up next month.

Upcoming Edwin Drood Understudy Performances for Leads
Posted by shrekster224 2013-01-26 09:42:06


Wish I could be there to see the final Andy/Betsy show and Janine on for Drood. This whole cast is so talented.

Upcoming Edwin Drood Understudy Performances for Leads
Posted by Blockhead24 2013-01-26 09:56:32


I've been dying to see Janine on for Stephanie since Anything Goes. Really looking forward to finally seeing her and Andy and Betsy's last

Upcoming Edwin Drood Understudy Performances for Leads
Posted by Kelly2 2013-01-26 13:34:07


Alison Cimmet is on again today for Helena.

Upcoming Edwin Drood Understudy Performances for Leads
Posted by Kelly2 2013-01-26 17:33:00




Here's a fun pic of Alison and Andy in costume from her Twitter. No word on if she's on again tonight.





Upcoming Edwin Drood Understudy Performances for Leads
Posted by broadwaybabe1234 2013-01-26 21:39:33


There seems to be so few swings in drood, is it possible for two people with one understudy who covers both of them to be out on the same night?

For example, i'm seeing drood on the 5th and chita will be out, so allison will be on. Is it possible that jessie could be out on the same night? or since they share an understudy would she have to preform?

Reason being, i really want to make sure i see Jessie in the show.

Upcoming Edwin Drood Understudy Performances for Leads
Posted by jaxandmci 2013-01-28 10:20:27


I saw Drood earlier this month and Alison Cimmet was on as Puffer. Since I had seen the show in the fall with Ms. Rivera, I must admit that I was fondly remembering her performance during this second viewing. Cimmet's acting and voice were both quite good but I felt she was too young for the role--especially during her Act Two scene with Rosa Bud. Rivera's sheer presence and unbelievable energy makes for a fantastic Puffer, however, Cimmet slipping into the role doesn't make the show any less enjoyable because the entire cast is so incredibly strong. I could see this over and over again! But always from the front row, of course, Kelly2!



Upcoming Edwin Drood Understudy Performances for Leads
Posted by DottieD'Luscia 2013-01-28 10:29:14


I'm disappointed I'll be missing Andy Karl by a week, and I hope Stephanie is in the day I see it.

Upcoming Edwin Drood Understudy Performances for Leads
Posted by ghostlight2 2013-01-28 10:58:17


"Cimmet's acting and voice were both quite good but I felt she was too young for the role--especially during her Act Two scene with Jessie Mueller. "

Do you mean Betsy Wolfe (Rosabud)? I agree Cimmit is a little too young, but to be fair, Chita is way too old, and miscast at that. She pulls it off, 'cause hey, she's Chita, but still...

Upcoming Edwin Drood Understudy Performances for Leads
Posted by Blockhead24 2013-01-30 14:55:08


Alison Cimmet is on for Chita tonight and tomorrow

Upcoming Edwin Drood Understudy Performances for Leads
Posted by ghostlight2 2013-01-30 15:03:27


Tomorrow? Are you sure about that?

Upcoming Edwin Drood Understudy Performances for Leads
Posted by Blockhead24 2013-01-30 15:04:25


https://twitter.com/AlisonCimmet/status/296707859511660544

Upcoming Edwin Drood Understudy Performances for Leads
Posted by ghostlight2 2013-01-30 15:15:10


Ok, thanks. I am very surprised to hear that.

Upcoming Edwin Drood Understudy Performances for Leads
Posted by Kelly2 2013-01-30 17:22:44


In addition to Alison Cimmet's being out through tomorrow night, Janine DiVita will be going on as Drood tonight.

Upcoming Edwin Drood Understudy Performances for Leads
Posted by Emmaloucbway 2013-01-30 17:26:25


Do you think Stephanie and Chita will both be back by Saturday?

Upcoming Edwin Drood Understudy Performances for Leads
Posted by theaternut 2013-01-30 17:41:01


Cimmet was bland .

Upcoming Edwin Drood Understudy Performances for Leads
Posted by wickedfan11 2013-01-30 17:46:13


I'm seeing the show tomorrow night. I hope Stephanie is in.

Upcoming Edwin Drood Understudy Performances for Leads
Posted by Kelly2 2013-01-30 17:55:52


Just to offer another opinion, I thought Alison Cimmet was hilarious and found a lot of comedy in different parts than Chita did. A different performance but a very funny and well-sung in it's own right. I was definitely glad to see her, though I can completely understand (obviously) people preferring to catch Chita.