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ILuv2shop531
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Posted: 10/9/12 at 11:09pm
Clay is filling in for Tommy as Spot from October 29th through November 11th!
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shrekster224
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Posted: 10/10/12 at 09:53am
That's an awfully short run, but good for him! He's a great dancer. Maybe afterwards he will replace Garett or become a vacation swing.
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loliveve
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Posted: 10/10/12 at 10:25am
^ Is Garett Hawe leaving the show? I know he was out for a vacation-- and I'm surprised they haven't already added a vacation swing since the cast members are now taking them.
Updated On: 10/10/12 at 10:25 AM
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shrekster224
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Posted: 10/10/12 at 11:03am
I mean, they added Julian in August so they probably didn't have a need for another swing until the craziness of last week happened. I didn't think Garett was leaving but "broadwayworldreader" mentioned he heard rumors a few posts ago.
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shrekster224
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Posted: 10/14/12 at 04:55pm
From Clay's recent twitter post it looks like there another new Newsies. Anyone know who he is replacing/who it is?
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Younger Brother
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Posted: 10/14/12 at 05:21pm
Just curios to know with the addition of LaVon to the company: did they purposely cast an African American woman in the role of Medda or is it just purely coincidence? I wonder seeing as both understudies are Caucasian. (How is LaVon in the role, by the way)
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little_sally
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Posted: 10/14/12 at 05:35pm
LaVon is nothing special, IMO, but then again, the role is so thankless and "That's Rich" is terrible.
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broadwayworldreader
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joined:7/6/09
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Posted: 10/14/12 at 06:35pm
Yea, I was definitely mistaken about the first part of that last post I had here. My bad.

The other new guy is Hogan Fulton. He had a binder with his name on it about a week back when he was standing outside the theatre.

Updated On: 10/14/12 at 06:35 PM
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PastorErnst
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joined:4/20/09
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Posted: 10/14/12 at 07:51pm
Hogan was a former Billy in the West End cast of Billy Elliot back in 2008.
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shrekster224
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Newsies Cast Changes
Posted: 12/30/12 at 03:09pm
Anyone know who is replacing Thayne Jasperson? And Ryan Steele at the end of January? I know Hogan is apparently coming back for some reason, but not sure how the cast will shift.
jman16
Swing
joined:5/4/12
Newsies Cast Changes
Posted: 12/30/12 at 04:17pm
Hogan is going in to play Romeo. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Andy Richardson is playing Romeo. I assume he's now leaving.

Gutted I missed Thayne in the show, I'll have to catch him in Matilda!
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wdwfreak
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joined:10/14/08
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Posted: 12/30/12 at 04:21pm
Hogan is replacing Thayne. Andy is staying in the how.
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shrekster224
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Posted: 12/30/12 at 04:49pm
Didn't get to catch Hogan while he was on for Andy, so I guess I'll get to see him! Hoping someone new is replacing Ryan, though, just to keep it fresh.
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sorano916
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joined:8/6/08
Newsies Cast Changes
Posted: 12/31/12 at 02:25am
Ryan will be doing double duty with Matilda & Newsies for the next couple of weeks before he leaves. Hogan is coming back in Thayne's spot; I saw him as Romeo & thought he was good. Corey's getting married this coming weekend so he might be out a show or two. I really want to see Mike on for Jack...

Is JP still the vacation swing? Any chance he'll take over for Ryan?
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Matteo
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joined:4/4/09
Newsies Cast Changes
Posted: 12/31/12 at 10:43am
Does anyone know what the date is of Ryan's last show?
syd10801
Swing
joined:5/3/12
Newsies Cast Changes
Posted: 12/31/12 at 11:51am
Ryan's last show is January 20th
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Phillytheatreguy10
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joined:7/22/12
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Posted: 12/31/12 at 01:38pm
I've heard rumblings of Deguzman, the swing replacing Ryan- who I will greatly miss! I hope he is featured in Matilda, he's too good not to be! I understand from an acting standpoint wanting to move on to new projects. I too, would love to see Mike as Jack!
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shrekster224
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Posted: 12/31/12 at 04:50pm
Wouldn't be surprised if Julian was bumped up to Specs so that JP could stay on as a permanent swing. Was hoping he would replace Aaron Albano eventually since he makes a great Finch, though.

Also interesting being that Hogan is so young and one of the small character's in the Jojo track is Darcy, an older adult and Thayne easily passed as both. Guess it doesn't matter that much.
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Phillytheatreguy10
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joined:7/22/12
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Posted: 12/31/12 at 06:08pm
Any confirmation on whether or not Corey Cott is out this weekend or who the understudy most likely to go in would be? I'll be in the city, might be interesting to see a new take on the role, and catch Steele one last time!
syd10801
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joined:5/3/12
Newsies Cast Changes
Posted: 12/31/12 at 07:24pm
Corey's wedding is this weekend. The shows will likely be split btwn Brendon and Mike.
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shrekster224
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Posted: 1/1/13 at 01:36am
Apparently at today's matinee when Ryan was out for Matilda rehearsal and Julian was on for Specs, Jess Le Protto did the fouette turns at the end of Seize the Day? Wonder why whoever is on for Specs wouldn't do everything in the track as long as it's not a split track/cut show. Hm
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sorano916
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joined:8/6/08
Newsies Cast Changes
Posted: 1/1/13 at 01:46am
I saw Julian as Specs a few weeks ago. However, Jess was also out (JP was on) and Michael was on for both Thayne & Iain. If I remember correctly, Julian did them...

Sidenote: I find it kinda fascinating that three of the four guys who covered Jack on Broadway were engaged/got married while in the show. :)

Updated On: 1/1/13 at 01:46 AM
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Phillytheatreguy10
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joined:7/22/12
Newsies Cast Changes
Posted: 1/2/13 at 11:11am
Ok, fansies assemble! LOL! Just wondering if anyone has any further info on understudies for the weekend. I tried calling the theatre, but the message said try back during normal business hours, strange...
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PastorErnst
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Newsies Cast Changes
Posted: 1/2/13 at 11:38am
Garett Hawe will be on as Davey in both Saturday, January 5th shows.
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Kelly2
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Newsies Cast Changes
Posted: 1/9/13 at 01:37pm
Has it been announced that Andrew Keenan-Bolger will be leaving March 10th? I heard this from a very reliable source.
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shrekster224
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Newsies Cast Changes
Posted: 1/10/13 at 08:26pm
Apparently at the ECC this well they were legitimately looking for a new Specs. Maybe they'll find one and rehearse him in time, but the Julian rumor could just be temporary until the real replacement is ready.

 
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