Raven-Symone out today

ACL2006
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Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/4/12 at 07:09pm
As per a friend who saw the show. Rashidra Scott was on instead. It's only Raven's second week and she's already missed a show. Anyone know if she's out again tonight??
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best12bars
Broadway Legend
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Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/4/12 at 07:10pm
None of this "eight shows a week" for TV actors.
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egghumor
Broadway Legend
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Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/4/12 at 07:49pm
Raven-Symone heard Da'Vine Joy Randolph was on in GHOST and she didn't want to miss it.
Bettyboy72
Broadway Legend
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Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/4/12 at 08:36pm
She done been possessed by the ghost of 'Tasia. She haunts The Broadway Theatre.
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shomeika
Stand-by
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Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/4/12 at 09:55pm
LOL @ Tasia....leave 'Tasia lone!!!!!!

lol
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adamgreer
Broadway Legend
joined:3/18/05
Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/4/12 at 10:43pm
Shocking.

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Bettyboy72
Broadway Legend
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Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/4/12 at 10:44pm
Raven is trying to beat Tasia's record of missing 50+ performances.
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aasjb4ever
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/09
Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/4/12 at 10:48pm
Id say shes got an even worse attendance record than Cristin Milioti.
What a colossal piece of crap! It'll probably run for years.
bwayfan7000
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Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/4/12 at 10:48pm
Perhaps I'm alone in this opinion, but I think any of the actresses playing Deloris should have an alternate. It's an incredibly demanding score and role, and I think Raven is possibly just falling victim to how difficult it is. As stated in the other thread, and from what I can tell, she is up to the role, but she probably doesn't have the vocal stamina of Patina. Though I'm sure she has more than Tasia.
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inlovewithjerryherman
Broadway Legend
joined:2/19/05
Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/4/12 at 11:12pm
it's my personal opinion that most of the leading lady roles written for Broadway these days require alternates. (Elphaba, Elle Woods, Celie, Deloris, etc)

But then again, if there are those fierce women that can pull it off (mostly) 8 times a week, more power to the bank accounts of the producers.

Didn't the last revival of My Fair Lady have an alternate Eliza?

I'm an old show queen , and I'm not even 30.
Updated On: 4/4/12 at 11:12 PM
adamgreer
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Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/4/12 at 11:59pm
Delores doesn't need an alternate. Patina Miller managed just fine.

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wdwfreak
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joined:10/14/08
Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/5/12 at 12:01am
^Yeah, but you could tell towards the end of her run that her voice was getting tired and she wasn't as vocally strong as she was previous.
adamgreer
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Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/5/12 at 12:09am
I never noticed that and I saw her many times during her run in the show.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them"
~Walt Disney

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
~Walt Disney

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bwayfan7000
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Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/5/12 at 12:10am
That's what I was going to say. I loved Patina in that role all the times I saw her, but she clearly had done a number on her voice. From London to the end of the Broadway run, there really was a marked difference. I believe that if she had an alternate from the start, she would've ended up a lot healthier vocally.
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LegallyBroadway2
Broadway Star
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Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/5/12 at 12:49am
I was there this afternoon. Extremely disappointing. Already missing shows? According to the house manager she is not expected to return for a couple days. The box office said "she isn't feeling well.."

I have never seen a theatre so empty. People walked out after a good 20 minutes and realizing she wasn't there.

Something tells me this will be a regular thing.

Regardless, Rashidra was fantastic, although, you could see the fear in her eyes as the curtain lifted.

Had a blast as usual, and would return just to see Rashidra kick ass!
LegallyBroadway2
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Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/5/12 at 12:50am
oh, and in regards to an alternate for Deloris, Raven is only in the show for 6 months. She can handle it.

I hope she had a splendid evening.
BigRed
Chorus Member
joined:7/3/08
Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/5/12 at 12:59am
Rashidra has gone on for Delores quite a few times now, and I've heard really great things.
bwaylvsong
Broadway Legend
joined:7/28/05
Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/5/12 at 01:01am
How is it that the theatre is so empty yet I can never get a rush ticket... I tried at least a dozen times around 11am, including twice during the week before Raven took over and on Tuesday.
LegallyBroadway2
Broadway Star
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Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/5/12 at 01:04am
Rashidra has probably not performed in front of hundreds of pissed off people though.

bwaylvsong, today, you could have just strolled in and sat in premium seats.

It was emmmpttyyy.

except for the very very very back of the mezz. And there were two school groups. their cheers made up for the empty seats.

I wonder how much Raven is going to cost the producers.
blaxx
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Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/5/12 at 01:09am
I wonder how much Raven is going to cost the producers.

For one performance? Do you want ice with your drama?
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LegallyBroadway2
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Posted: 4/5/12 at 01:19am
Oh shush, I was making a joke.

I have all the faith in the world for Raven! I can't wait to finally see her!
ASOOS04
Understudy
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Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/5/12 at 01:27am
I NEVER post on here....but when I saw Patina she sounded BEYOND tired....so anything will be an improvement. People are not robots no matter what their pedigree or expectations may be.
Raven has 6 months and she clearly proved things were headed in the right direction with a 25% bump in grosses last week. Even if she is out until the weekend, I am sure the producers are thrilled to have her, because otherwise they would be arranging set/costume rentals with the MUNY and Maine State.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/5/12 at 01:29am
"People walked out after a good 20 minutes and realizing she wasn't there."

It took people 20 minutes to realize she was out of the show?
broadwaydevil
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Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/5/12 at 01:32am
Someone asked me at The Book of Mormon this evening if there was "a new guy playing Elder Prince or whatever his name is." This was at the end of the show as I was walking out. I didn't have the heart to tell him the other lead was an understudy as well.
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LegallyBroadway2
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Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/5/12 at 01:46am
It took exactly 20 minutes. 2:25 PM. Exactly.

A woman turned to me and asked where raven is.

I said at home.
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
Raven-Symone out today
Posted: 4/5/12 at 07:33am
^ You mean, there wasn't an announcement before the show started? There's usually an announcement, a posting outside in the lobby on the cast board and (sometimes) a little slip of paper tucked inside the Playbill alerting audience members of any cast changes, *especially* those concerning a lead character/performer.

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