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Stand-bys, Alternates, Understudies

darion
Understudy
joined:5/4/12
Stand-bys, Alternates, Understudies
Posted: 10/2/12 at 10:42am
Sometimes i feel they are better then the leads.

i saw Laura Dreyfuss as The Girl, and i was disappointed when i saw the slip in the Playbill, but she won me over BIG TIME. she was awesome, and her voice was AMAZING.

Also saw Christina DeCicco and she is far superior then Elena Rogers, i mean its not even close.

I did see Spiderman with and without Jennifer Damiano and i must say, without calling out the alternate by name, she was horrible.

I wish there was somewhere you can go to find out schedules in advance for leads when they are off, Evita was good about that. but others arent. I know it cant always be done but an effort would be aprreciated....Anyone have similiar experiences?

Updated On: 11/12/12 at 10:42 AM
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LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Stand-bys, Alternates, Understudies
Posted: 10/2/12 at 10:46am
Some shows don't let their cast members tweet (or otherwise tell) in advance when they'll be on.

But you can always check out https://twitter.com/understudies if you're curious.

P.S. cast recording / Roger
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ghostlight2
Broadway Legend
joined:12/5/04
Stand-bys, Alternates, Understudies
Posted: 10/2/12 at 10:47am
I often prefer understudies to the regulars, particularly in shows that I see many times. This site might help you a little:
Broadway Understudies
darion
Understudy
joined:5/4/12
Stand-bys, Alternates, Understudies
Posted: 10/2/12 at 11:09am
interesting, thanks for the info!
Updated On: 11/12/12 at 11:09 AM
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LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Stand-bys, Alternates, Understudies
Posted: 10/2/12 at 11:10am
I've never noticed a pattern in many years of theatregoing.
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