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Ricky Martin understudy

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babykitty_00
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Ricky Martin understudy
Posted: 5/3/12 at 02:00pm
Does anyone know if/when Ricky Martin's understudy ever goes on? I only have 2 possible opportunities to see Evita and I would be crushed if RM didn't go on. Wed or Sat matinee...what is my best bet? Thanks!
(p.s. sorry if this is already in another thread..I tried searching!)
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kevin5
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Ricky Martin understudy
Posted: 5/3/12 at 02:15pm
not to burst your bubble, but you would be better off seeing RM understudy, Ricky is really bad, his performance reminds me of milk toast

BUT to be fair, it really is his show since everyone is screaming for him and he does get the biggest curtain call, I have not actually heard of him missing a performance. BUT, all the screaming for him when I saw it was very distraction. I started to think the people in the audience were not aware there was a storyline and it wasn;t a ricky matrin concert.

Updated On: 5/3/12 at 02:15 PM
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HBP
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 02:26pm
His only scheduled vacation is the first week of July, I believe. Other than that, he should be on. I saw him yesterday afternoon. He has a very good voice but his acting is sub par. He has nooo idea what to do with his hands and comes off as very amateurish. So you won't be missing much except for seeing a celebrity up close.
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californiasnow
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 02:28pm
His understudies are Max Von Essen and Daniel Torres. I have no idea if either of them has gone on or not. Ricky is out of the show July 1-7 and August 5-11.
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Rainbowhigh23
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 02:31pm
He seems to be doing every single show but he has vacation coming up the first weeks of July and August (I hope Marc Anthony fills in). I would think the theater would clear out and ask for refunds if there was an announcement made of an unplanned absence and you would have read about it here.

If you're going Wednesday night or Saturday matinee You won't be seeing Elena Roger - a lot of people on this board would call you lucky.

From IBDB.com: Understudies: Bradley Dean (Perón), Christina DeCicco (Eva Perón), Constantine Germanacos (Magaldi), Laurel Harris (Eva Perón), Brad Little (Perón), Emily Mechler (Mistress), Sydney Morton (Mistress), Jessica Lea Patty (Eva Perón), Daniel Torres (Che), Max von Essen (Che), Matt Wall (Magaldi).

Updated On: 5/3/12 at 02:31 PM
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PalJoey
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 04:12pm
I would love to see Max Von Essen play the role.
yr pal,
joey




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perfectlymarvelous
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 04:30pm
I also would love to see Max von Essen in the role...I didn't realize Ricky was going to be out for a couple weeks during the summer. Hopefully they let the understudies actually go on, that would be enough to get me back in that theater because I thought Ricky was terrible.
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bjh2114
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 04:33pm
I plan on going back while Ricky is on vacation so I can see Max (assuming he's on) and Christina. I'd like to see two different takes on the lead roles.
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The Distinctive Baritone
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 05:28pm
I'm seeing it tomorrow and wish I could see Von Essen instead of Martin...
kevin5
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 05:53pm
I would go back and see Max also, Hopefully he plays it as someone who actually cares that his country is being raped and not how RM is currently portraying it. I hope Max goes on in his place
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themysteriousgrowl
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 05:58pm

It wouldn't be enough to bring me back to such a mediocre production -- especially not at those prices -- but I also would love to see MvE play the role.
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PalJoey
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 06:13pm
This meeting of the Max Von Essen Fan Club is now called to order.
yr pal,
joey




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timote316
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 06:32pm
I'm surprised Bradley Dean isn't understudying Che. He was the absolute best part of the last Equity Evita tour that went around a few years back.
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CarlosAlberto
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 07:16pm
This thread really hurts my feelings.
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theaterkid1015
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 10:36pm
Ah I would die to see Max Von Essen as Che. Crashing the fan club meeting.
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LizzieCurry
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 10:43pm
I'd also love to see Max as Che. I've seen him in so many shows at Sacramento Music Circus, it only seems right. :)
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smallworld
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Posted: 5/3/12 at 10:53pm
I'll be seeing the show for the first time in August when Ricky is on vacation. I'm really hoping I get to see Max as Che... I have no desire to see Ricky at all
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sbflyfan
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Posted: 5/4/12 at 07:29am
Add me to the club. I saw Max several times in "Xanadu" and I think he'd make an interesting Che. Hope he gets to go on in a few months!
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ashley77
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Posted: 5/4/12 at 01:39pm
Signing up for this club. Loved Elena but Ricky had no clue what he was doing. I would totally go back to see Max play the role
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LizzieCurry
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Posted: 5/4/12 at 02:10pm
I have a weird fascination with Max in that I thought he was the least charismatic Jesus I'd ever seen, most miscast Enjolras I'd ever seen, and kinda too old to play Joseph, but I still really enjoy him in a general sense. (I've seen him as Sonny and Anthony Hope too! He's everywhere!)
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ghostlight2
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Posted: 5/4/12 at 02:12pm
I am also in the Max Von Essen corner. This phenomenon reminds me of when Mario Lopez was in A Chorus Line and people were hoping he'd call out (as he increasingly did towards the end of his short run) so they could see Grant Turner or one of the other understudies.
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Bettyboy72
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Posted: 5/4/12 at 02:17pm
I loved Max in Xanadu but fell completely under his spell when his nude bottom was in my face at "Hello Again!"
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Posted: 5/4/12 at 02:46pm
As Streisand once said, "Hello, Gorgeous."
yr pal,
joey




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Posted: 5/5/12 at 07:21pm
He's subliminally telling all his haters on Broadwayworld.com to pucker up and kiss his fat, juicy, perfectly round Puerto Rican @ss.
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Reginald Tresilian
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Posted: 5/5/12 at 07:43pm
I want to be clear, since I was less than laudatory on some thread or other.

I thought he sang it really quite well. He just seemed a little physically uncomfortable occupying the stage.

But I enjoyed watching him (not only for his perfect PR ass, although . . . ), and I'm glad he's challenging himself this way. I hope he'll do more stage work, and I imagine he'll only get better.

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