Rory O'Malley Leaves BOM on Jan. 27th

PastorErnst
Broadway Star
joined:4/20/09
Rory O'Malley Leaves BOM on Jan. 27th
Posted: 1/10/13 at 11:43am
Per his Facebook:

"Two years ago today, January 10, 2011, was the first day of rehearsal for THE BOOK OF MORMON on Broadway. Along with the previous three we spent developing the show, they have been the most wonderful and rewarding years of my career. As a kid I dreamt of nothing more than originating a role on Broadway, but getting to do that with Elder McKinley has fulfilled that dream tenfold. Now it's time to pass the torch, or I guess... sparkly pink vest! My last show will be January 27th. I'll miss it terribly, but I know the BOM family has grown so big that I'll never be far from it! Thank you to all my family, friends, the greatest cast and crew ever assembled, and to BOM's amazing fans. You are all truly... something incredible. NEVER TURN IT OFF!"
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Rory O'Malley Leaves BOM on Jan. 27th
Posted: 1/10/13 at 11:53am
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bwaydreamer
Understudy
joined:3/29/11
Rory O'Malley Leaves BOM on Jan. 27th
Posted: 1/10/13 at 02:25pm
Oh NO! He was out the last time I saw it. I need to see him again!!!
ContinentalNettle
Swing
joined:1/6/13
Rory O'Malley Leaves BOM on Jan. 27th
Posted: 1/10/13 at 02:32pm
What an incredible performer and an inspiring man to boot. I'm sure this will be disappointing for many people but I'm excited to see what's in store next.

First everyone's wondering who'll replace as McKinley? I wonder if they'll think about bringing Grey Henson over, even though this would mean another actor taken out the tour. Or maybe someone entirely new. They must have already made a decision because they will be starting in less than a month.

His contract was for two years so around February/March. It's not too much earlier but I wonder if it's because he's moving swiftly on to another project. I'm excited to find out where he's going!
JohnyBroadway
Broadway Star
joined:4/10/12
Rory O'Malley Leaves BOM on Jan. 27th
Posted: 1/10/13 at 03:30pm
I wouldn't be surprised if they sent Grey into the Broadway Company. He is quite the event in the role on tour!
Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
Rory O'Malley Leaves BOM on Jan. 27th
Posted: 1/10/13 at 03:36pm
Aww, I love Grey! He's from my hometown and was doing community theatre since he was a little dancing kid.
Elder Katt
Swing
joined:6/23/11
Rory O'Malley Leaves BOM on Jan. 27th
Posted: 1/10/13 at 04:44pm

Updated On: 11/26/13 at 04:44 PM
KylePKJP
Stand-by
joined:8/5/11
Rory O'Malley Leaves BOM on Jan. 27th
Posted: 1/10/13 at 06:17pm
Please put Brian Sears in the role.
Emmaloucbway
Broadway Star
joined:10/16/11
Rory O'Malley Leaves BOM on Jan. 27th
Posted: 1/10/13 at 07:49pm
I second KylePJP's statement. I saw Brian go on for Rory and he was fantastic. Would love to see him replace Rory full-time.
shrekster224
Broadway Legend
joined:1/27/10
Rory O'Malley Leaves BOM on Jan. 27th
Posted: 1/10/13 at 08:27pm
Saw Brian as well and he was hilarious and fantastic. Definitely deserves the promotion, but it would be cool to see them transfer Grey to Broadway. Guess neither will happen, though, if Matt Loehr is lined up.
TheatreDiva90016
Broadway Legend
joined:4/10/04
Rory O'Malley Leaves BOM on Jan. 27th
Posted: 1/10/13 at 09:23pm
Brian is brilliant. I've worked with him in CT, and he is one of the nicest, most honest people I've ever met.

He deserves it!
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ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
Rory O'Malley Leaves BOM on Jan. 27th
Posted: 1/10/13 at 09:41pm
I wonder if Nikki James is set to leave soon as well?? any other original cast members set to leave soon??
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.
hairspraydude1962
Featured Actor
joined:7/20/09
Rory O'Malley Leaves BOM on Jan. 27th
Posted: 1/10/13 at 10:27pm
Via his Facebook page, Lewis Cleale said that he will be leaving the company in seven months.
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Rory O'Malley Leaves BOM on Jan. 27th
Posted: 1/11/13 at 01:18am
Here's the direct link: https://www.facebook.com/lewiscleale/posts/10151258803009635
He's going to be in The Honeymooners!

Also, count me in as a HUGE fan of Brian Sears' McKinley!
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hairspraydude1962
Featured Actor
joined:7/20/09
Rory O'Malley Leaves BOM on Jan. 27th
Posted: 1/19/13 at 04:41pm
https://twitter.com/FashionistaMJS/status/292734502759972864

It looks like Justin Bohon is set to leave within the next week. He will be the first Mormon ensemble member to depart the cast.
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
Rory O'Malley Leaves BOM on Jan. 27th
Posted: 1/25/13 at 05:07pm
anyone know who's replacing O'Malley & Bohon?? Any original cast members will be coming up on 2 years in the show. I would imagine more are set to leave shortly.
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.
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Rory O'Malley Leaves BOM on Jan. 27th
Posted: 1/25/13 at 05:10pm
Matthew Marks has been on for Bohon all this week. I imagine the new Elder Zelder and new McKinley will have the same first performance.
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nabajamba
Swing
joined:1/25/13
Rory O'Malley Leaves BOM on Jan. 27th
Posted: 1/26/13 at 12:03am
Christian Delcroix replaced Justin Bohon tonight. I saw the new McKinley in the audience tonight, name is Matt Loehr.





Updated On: 1/26/13 at 12:03 AM
beensince1987
Featured Actor
joined:2/3/11
Rory O'Malley Leaves BOM on Jan. 27th
Posted: 1/27/13 at 10:16pm
Anyone at his last show tonight?

I tried lottery and of course I didn't win.

I saw him at the stage door tho. he had flowers when I got there. All 6 times I've seen the show, he was always in so he is the only McKinley I know.
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Rory O'Malley Leaves BOM on Jan. 27th
Posted: 1/27/13 at 11:58pm
I was there. The applause for "Turn It Off" was tremendous. The other elders actually broke the pose and BOWED to Rory, some of them actually kneeling on the floor. It was great!

Hitler, McKinley and one of the devils did a kickline upstage (just under Satan) during Hell Dream.

Also got applause for his pink suitcase entrance at the end. :) After curtain, Nikki M. James did a short speech (I honestly wasn't expecting it, because Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad didn't get one) and I couldn't see who, but a cast member presented Rory with a pink Hello Kitty suitcase as a goodbye gift. I saw it outside the theatre later and it looked like a bunch of people had signed it with well wishes.
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