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DottieD'Luscia
Broadway Legend
joined:7/23/03
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Posted: 1/27/13 at 10:02am
Thanks wdwfreak. Did you see either Jessica or Laurel? How were they?
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wdwfreak
Broadway Legend
joined:10/14/08
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Posted: 1/27/13 at 10:07am
I saw both. Jessica was really good. She belted the part in Buenos Aires instead of singing it in head voice like the others do, which I really enjoyed. She obviously had the dancing down and gave a great performance. I really enjoyed Laurel, and gave Christina a run for her money. I am a big fan of Christina's performance in Evita and I thought that Laurel had such a unique personality that she gave to Eva and I really enjoyed it. She really made it her own.
Matteo
Stand-by
joined:4/4/09
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Posted: 1/27/13 at 10:21am
I saw Laurel as well (in her first performance actually) and she was beyond wonderful. She brought such a freshness to the role and was just stunning dressed as Eva.... now I wish I could see her as the Standby in Wicked :P
johnmichael
Swing
joined:10/16/11
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Posted: 1/27/13 at 10:58am
I loved this production.

I thought it was absolutely beautiful.

Goodnight, indeed, and thank you.

SondheimFan5
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/10
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Posted: 1/27/13 at 11:55am
"Every understudy went on except for Bradley Dean as Magaldi, John Cudia as Peron, and Brad Little as Peron."

So does that mean that Michael C didn't miss a single performance? I know he didn't miss any for Sweeney.
quizking101
Broadway Legend
joined:12/25/09
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Posted: 1/27/13 at 11:58am
Michael missed a few shows, it could just be those understudies were never used because they were late to the party (I know Cudia was)
shrekster224
Broadway Legend
joined:1/27/10
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Posted: 1/27/13 at 12:17pm
Michael missed 1 show because of a delayed flight and Bradley Dean went on. There was a whole article about it on Playbill.



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ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
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Posted: 1/27/13 at 01:00pm
I still wonder if the new casting got worked out how much longer this could have ran. 6 months?? another year??
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
Rainbowhigh23
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/12
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Posted: 1/27/13 at 02:40pm
Anyone have an audio of Jessica Lea Patty singing Buenos Aires?
Cupid Boy2
Chorus Member
joined:1/5/13
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Posted: 1/27/13 at 02:53pm
^^There's one on YouTube.
supersam1026
Leading Actor
joined:5/15/07
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Posted: 1/27/13 at 03:06pm
Did anyone go to the final performance? Were there any speeches/ anything special?
backwoodsbarbie
Broadway Star
joined:7/31/09
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Posted: 1/27/13 at 03:08pm
I love the idea of Max as Che on tour. Does anybody think Christina or Jessica may be promoted to Eva?
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wdwfreak
Broadway Legend
joined:10/14/08
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Posted: 1/27/13 at 03:27pm
I doubt Christina would want to tour again, but who knows if the money is right.

And Michael actually missed quite a few shows. I saw Bradley Dean as Peron I believe 3 times. He had at least 15 performances as Peron, if not more.
BroomstickBoy
Broadway Legend
joined:11/21/04
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Posted: 1/27/13 at 08:55pm
I'm waiting for a twitpic or instagram pic of Max post-mustache...if he shaves.
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nodesy
Swing
joined:9/10/12
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Posted: 1/28/13 at 08:30am
I went to the final performance. They added a few things here and there throughout the show (a split in the air during Buenos Aires, tumblesaults during one number, though that might have been there before...what stood out the most was during Charity Concert—Max’s “forever more” when he sings On This Night of a Thousand Stars is usually shorter, but it had to be at least 20 seconds. That as well as And The Money Kept Rolling In, but there was nothing changes—just a ton of cheering and a huuge reaction from the audience).

Michael started the speeches and spoke the most, but Elena and Ricky spoke as well. Someone posted a video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCM40FBYcu0 It mostly focuses on Ricky for the beginning, but you do get to see what everyone said.

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Rainbowhigh23
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/12
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Posted: 1/28/13 at 11:22am
No wonder they were stingy with discounts at first.
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