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Bierko out of Matilda....for now.

thirtythirtyninety
Understudy
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pli1018
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joined:4/16/07
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 03:59pm
12 weeks? He's not coming back.
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xoffender45
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joined:8/12/07
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 04:02pm
MERCURY POISONING!
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Huss417
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 04:04pm
I would be surprised if he comes back.
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newintown
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joined:3/3/10
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 04:06pm
Is there a "Whoops, Maybe This Wasn't the Job for Me" Club? He could join, along with Michele Pawk (Mamma Mia), Jenna Elfman (Nine), Shia LaBeouf (Orphans), and Jeremy Piven (Speed The Plow), among others...
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east side story
Leading Actor
joined:4/21/11
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 04:09pm
Yeah. That's a wrap.
wskrs4
Chorus Member
joined:7/9/11
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 04:12pm
Seeing the show Saturday... can't exactly say I'm upset about this news, but I do wish him a speedy "recovery." My guess is he won't be back.

Updated On: 10/10/13 at 04:12 PM
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WiCkEDrOcKS
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joined:6/13/04
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 04:15pm
"Shoulder injury."

Yeah....
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ClydeBarrow
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Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 04:20pm
For now? More like For Gooooooddd.
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jonartdesigns
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joined:5/15/04
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 04:39pm
I give it 3 weeks before they announce Chris Hoch as the permanent replacement.
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shrekster224
Broadway Legend
joined:1/27/10
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 05:07pm
Cannot wait to go back and see the show with Chris as lead!
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Jordan Catalano
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joined:10/9/05
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 05:10pm
Ever since he wasn't ready to start when he was scheduled, I've been waiting for this.

gregj63
Stand-by
joined:5/8/08
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 05:10pm
Guess he lacked what it takes to be Hammer Throwing Champion!
bobs3
Broadway Legend
joined:4/8/12
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 05:31pm
So he is taking a 12-week disability claim which means he will still get a partial salary until he decides not to return.
Emmaloucbway
Broadway Star
joined:10/16/11
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 05:36pm
Don't forget to add Jeffery Tambor (La Cage) to the "Whoops, Maybe This Wasn't the Job for Me" Club.
I have a feeling he won't return, either. Hope Chris Hoch will be the new full-time Trunchbull!

Updated On: 10/10/13 at 05:36 PM
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wicked1492
Broadway Star
joined:6/18/08
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 05:38pm
Bring on the Chris Sieber!
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oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 05:51pm
Not sure Shia should be in the club, that seemed more like a personality conflict, and he never got to do one show, no?
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Stevil907
Swing
joined:3/4/11
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 06:26pm
I haven't seen Craig so I can only go by what I've heard and what I've seen posted.

That being said I hope they do make Chris Hoch the full-time Trunchbull. I saw both Bertie and Chris and I thought Bertie's shoes would be hard to fill. Chris, however, was excellent as the Trunchbull. He put his own spin on the character and I am glad I got to see him.
Matt1
Featured Actor
joined:5/10/13
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 06:47pm
12 weeks? Yes, until he announces he is out for good. Chris Hoch was wonderful and deserves the role.
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Mr Roxy
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joined:5/17/03
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 06:51pm
Let's hear it for Jeremy Piven. Surely he has got over his mercury poisoning by now.
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Fosse76
Broadway Legend
joined:3/21/05
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 09:26pm
Yes, he's done.
Fosse76
Broadway Legend
joined:3/21/05
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 09:26pm
Yes, he's done.
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Littleshopofcarrie
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joined:12/9/12
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 09:52pm
I'd be interested to see Ben Thompson's take on the role, too. He and Chris Hoch will be alternating for the next 12 weeks
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theatregeek6
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joined:6/19/13
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 10:09pm
Saw both Bierko and Hoch. No comparison. Hoch was SOOO much better. Bierko was just a bad choice
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GlindatheGood22
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joined:7/17/07
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 10:17pm
LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE, BWW BULLIES. LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE.
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dramamama611
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joined:12/4/07
Bierko out of Matilda....for now.
Posted: 10/10/13 at 10:50pm
I think the two of them taking the role is for the present time. It won't be for the whole stretch. There are equity rules that cover this....I think that the length of time means they have to offer someone a specific contract to cover the role. (I think its anything over two weeks, but it might be three.)
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