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Dessie
Understudy
joined:7/4/12
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Posted: 6/13/13 at 08:02pm
They just announced Heather's replacement to start later this year
Sounds like they are coming to Broadway late 2014-anyone know why the delay?
gchris11
Broadway Star
joined:5/7/13
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Posted: 6/13/13 at 08:04pm
Saw it in London in Dec, It is fabulous. I hope HH is coming here. The show will not be the same with out her. It could be a possible Tony nod.
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Visceral_Fella
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joined:1/18/12
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Posted: 6/13/13 at 08:06pm
The article about her replacement in London said that she's going to reprise her role on Broadway.
gchris11
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joined:5/7/13
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Posted: 6/13/13 at 08:08pm
GOOD, It is the only way I would see it again is with her. SHE IS AMAZING!!!!! SO is the woman who plays her sister. I had goose bumps the whole time.
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RippedMan
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joined:8/14/05
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Posted: 6/13/13 at 11:59pm
Her replacement's bio said "She's been in school productions of West Side Story and The Mikkado." So she's never done a professional theater production?!
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Visceral_Fella
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joined:1/18/12
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Posted: 6/14/13 at 01:13am
I thought that was odd too, maybe she's just that fierce.
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Scottsacto
Stand-by
joined:4/3/05
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Posted: 6/14/13 at 02:22am
Looking at her Wikipedia Page--looks like she has the Singing Chops for the Role!! Question will be about her Acting.
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Princeton Returns
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joined:12/2/10
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Posted: 6/14/13 at 03:39am
I love Beverly Knight, shes pretty well known in the UK as a singer, amazing voice but no has never acted. Sadly though im not sure even she could get me to see this again, once was enough.
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RippedMan
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joined:8/14/05
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Posted: 6/14/13 at 10:34am
Oh okay, so it's more like a stunt casting thing. I mean, regardless of if she can sing it, can she sing it 8x a week?
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Princeton Returns
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joined:12/2/10
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Posted: 6/14/13 at 10:58am
Its 6 x a week, Heather didnt do 8 shows (if you were lucky enough to see her). No matinees, only evening performances which is a bit rubbish and unusual for London. Usually an alternate in London would do a mid week evening and the mid week matinee
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Rainbowhigh23
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/12
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Posted: 6/14/13 at 11:01am
Wish Whitney was still around to make an appearance.
gchris11
Broadway Star
joined:5/7/13
Bodyguard-the Musical
Posted: 6/14/13 at 11:05am
I guess I was lucky enough to see her. I hope they keep the same staging as London also. I really liked some of the reveals, and set changes. and the same beginning, WOW.
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Princeton Returns
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Posted: 6/14/13 at 11:23am
See I found the set and staging a huge disappointment, for a thriller there is no tension and some of the direction is quite dull and almost a bit lazy/bland.
gchris11
Broadway Star
joined:5/7/13
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Posted: 6/14/13 at 11:36am
It was the second show I saw in London. Matilda was first and after Matilda anything would look good. (Sorry, but I hate Matilda).
EDIT Maybe that last part should go under unpopular Broadway opinions thread.

Updated On: 6/14/13 at 11:36 AM
nasty_khakis
Broadway Legend
joined:3/15/07
Bodyguard-the Musical
Posted: 6/14/13 at 11:52am
I saw this a couple of months ago in London and expected to hate it except for Heather's singing, but found myself liking it. I thought with a stronger directorial focus it would be received very well on Broadway.

My only major flaws were are cheap and awful the costumes looked. She needed Beyonce level costumes and gowns, and she always seemed to be in cheap rentals. Even her finale and bows dresses seemed like cheap JC Penny prom dresses. I also thought the giant turning cabin set was completely stupid and unnecessary especially since it's used for a scene. They should just use the space/money to make her "mansion" more than a wall of windows.
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doodlenyc
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joined:11/5/04
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Posted: 10/17/13 at 11:50am
I saw this last week and thought it was terrible, except for the vocals. The only acting on the stage was from the woman playing Nikki, and her plot is idiotic, so that is a big feat, and the stalker was good. Beverly is a top notch vocalist, but the same cant be said about her acting. I guess it's possible that Headley brought the show to life, but this version was dull and laughable in many spots. It was my first show in London and was the worst experience I had there. LOVED London, but this show stank.
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rosscoe(au)
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Posted: 10/17/13 at 12:39pm
Still cant believe they built that house set piece for about 15 minutes of stage time
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doodlenyc
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Posted: 10/17/13 at 02:06pm
Well, those 15 minutes felt like an eternity, so....
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Tag
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joined:11/19/05
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Posted: 10/17/13 at 07:23pm
Not to mention the whole cabin scene is so awkwardly staged, especially the murder and immediate aftermath.
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bwayphreak234
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joined:7/4/10
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Posted: 10/17/13 at 07:47pm
Can someone describe the set for the show? The pictures and videos do not really show the set.
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Rainbowhigh23
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joined:3/29/12
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Posted: 10/17/13 at 11:32pm
The set looked small, it took up just the middle part of the stage and the scene transitions would utilize black panels that would open and close like the shutter of a camera. It looked strange when you think of how massive the stage area of the Adelphi is. From what I remember of that fateful night on my London trip last year, the first screen onstage before the show starts has a moving graphic of smoke, similar to smoke coming from a gun. The concert scenes were very sparse and the whole staging of the show reminded me of Ghost the Musical without Pepper's Ghost and the dazzling lights. And to top it off, there's an extended karaoke scene with the words to "How Will I Know" emblazoned across the top of the stage in giant, colorful letters.

I left soon thereafter to shop at the Tesco across the street.

Updated On: 10/17/13 at 11:32 PM
Quasi
Stand-by
joined:11/11/04
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Posted: 10/18/13 at 02:48pm
The show is mediocre and even Heather couldn't save it. I was somehow disappointed. Could have been so much better. At least the dayseats in front row are fantastic.

 
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