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Second Stage revival of The Last 5 Years

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Wynbish
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What about Colin Donnell?
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little_sally
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Steve Kazee, please!
A little swash, a bit of buckle - you'll love it more than bread.
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Jordan Catalano
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Colin was my first choice but I didn't post it here because people would just say he doesn't look Jewish enough.

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Wynbish
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If Rosie O'Donnell can play a Russian Jew...



Updated On: 8/13/12 at 10:16 AM
Stew123
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I believe there is a thread out there already on this but I couldn't find it. That being said, the best choice is

Jeremy Jordan and wife Ashley Spencer.
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michellek45
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Despite my overall dislike for this show, I would go see a revival with Steve Kazee. One of the main reasons I didn't like it was because of Jamie's character, and Steve has managed to make Guy (who I would generally read as whiny and dull) not distractingly annoying for me. So I'd be interested to see if he can make me like Jamie.
random person 112
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I would love to Megan Hilty as Cathy, if they could work around her smash schedule. If not is their any specific line that makes it seem like cathy has to be white? I would love to see an ethnic Cathy, like Anika Noni Rose, or Karen Olivo. If we were to stay in the Hilty mold, i think Rachel Potter, or Morgan James could be good.



Updated On: 8/13/12 at 10:40 AM
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somethingwicked
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Jason Robert Brown has already gone on record saying he's perfectly open to the idea of casting Cathy ethnically for this production. The only things in the script about her ethnicity establish that she's Irish-Catholic and a "Shiksa," meaning non-Jewish.
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
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followspot
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Morgan James is available.
"Tracy... Hold Mama's waffles."
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wicked1492
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Morgan most def could pass for a Jewish dude.

Hey, hey Shiksa Goddess, I'm #horrified.
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JoeKv99
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Why do idiots have to come into a thread just to piss on it? If you hate Last 5 Years, just ignore threads about it.
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
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bjh2114
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Haha, Megan Hilty and Steve Kazee... now THAT would be meta.
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Wynbish
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That would give me anxiety.
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fingerlakessinger
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Because JoeKv...After Eight is a poster who thinks only their opinion matter and if they do not like a show...no one else can.
"Life in theater is give and take...but you need to be ready to give more then you take..."
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JBroadway
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Jordan Catalano
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Iowa would be better.
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Wynbish
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Ivy's mom would be even better than Iowa. Everything's coming up divorces!
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Jordan Catalano
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I wish, like Ivy, I only had Joan Marcus shots of my Mom in my house.
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CurtainPullDowner
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Noah Weisberg
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ray-andallthatjazz86
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Jason Robert Brown has already gone on record saying he's perfectly open to the idea of casting Cathy ethnically for this production

Paging Anika Noni Rose or Karen Olivo...and if they're not available, then call Mandy Rodriguez.
Steve Kazee would be perfection as Jaime.
"Some people can thrive and bloom living life in a living room, that's perfect for some people of one hundred and five. But I at least gotta try, when I think of all the sights that I gotta see, all the places I gotta play, all the things that I gotta be at"
random person 112
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Here's Anika's i could do better than that. (Be warned the arrangement is a little bit different.) She's also a friend of JRBs so i would defiantly not rule her out.
Anika
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SonofRobbieJ
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I've always had a slight problem with the character of Cathy. She's riddled with self-doubt and can't book a half-way decent acting job. So, when a leading goddess comes out and blows the roof off the joint, I'm all, 'The hell is she doing spending a summer in Ohio????'

Since I wouldn't want to hear the score sung badly, maybe someone who's a little voluptuous for the part? Someone who isn't 'leading lady'? Like Lindsay Mendez perhaps?
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Wynbish
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I always thought that Climbing Uphill showed that she is not that great at auditions. And the way she describes the girls auditioning with her makes it look like she's auditioning for the wrong parts.



Updated On: 8/13/12 at 03:49 PM
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SonofRobbieJ
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I totally get that. And that's how I've always rationalized it to myself. But it would be interesting to see someone less 'leading lady' in the part. I always kinda felt like Sherie Renee Scott could kick Norbet's ass while belting a high G.
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Jordan Catalano
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After hearing Laura Benanti sing "Still Hurting", I truly want to see her do the whole show. Sadly, she's filming a show that will be canceled soon.
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showchoirguy
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^ Jordan, thank you for making my day.

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