Kinky Boots cast changes

ashleybrod
Swing
joined:12/3/13
Kinky Boots cast changes
Posted: 12/3/13 at 11:20pm
No...I just got excited about it. I heard it at the stage door from my friend who talks to the cast a lot, I didn't know we needed links. I tried to find an official article and there isn't one, so I guess my friend could be wrong, btu she said she heard it from some kb cast members at stage door

i didn't ask personally (too scared haha) but i'll ask her who said it
KathyNYC2
Broadway Star
joined:12/2/10
Kinky Boots cast changes
Posted: 12/3/13 at 11:25pm
Everyone leaves eventually but I doubt they are all leaving at the same time. I don't think that's happening here.
ashleybrod
Swing
joined:12/3/13
Kinky Boots cast changes
Posted: 12/3/13 at 11:40pm
why not?
StickIt
Featured Actor
joined:8/29/08
Kinky Boots cast changes
Posted: 12/4/13 at 12:20am
Yeah, um, gossip from your friend who "talks to the cast a lot" at stagedoor doesn't really count as information. How old are you, 16?

And since when do all the leads of a Broadway cast have to leave together? I can think of tens of shows off the top of my head where that hasn't been the case. As far as Ashford's replacement, I've heard Kathleen Monteleone, Alex Ellis, Christina DeCicco, Mara Davi, Lauren Molina, and Haven Burton have all been in for the part.

Updated On: 12/4/13 at 12:20 AM
VotePeron
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/13
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Posted: 12/4/13 at 12:43am
^ I am obsessed with DeCicco. She is a star. I would race back to this show and see it again to see her!
Younger Brother
Broadway Star
joined:8/27/12
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Posted: 12/4/13 at 03:42am
I'd love to see Haven! I think Kate Wetherhead would be great, also.
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
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Posted: 12/4/13 at 06:16am
It SELDOM happens that all leads leave the same time. They have individual contracts, and unless there is a problem, it is up to the actor to continue. They have to weigh many things, but usually current offers/opportunities is high on the list.

There is seldom a mass exodus from any cast. I can only think of Spring Awakening in recent memory that did this: Both leads (Michele and Groff) left together and then the majority of the remaining core cast departed together later that year. I'm sure there ARE other examples, but it is NOT the norm.
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Chicago Star
Leading Actor
joined:8/26/09
Kinky Boots cast changes
Posted: 12/4/13 at 07:34am
Almost all of the principles in The Addams Family departed the same day...
disneybroadwayfan22
Broadway Star
joined:2/10/13
Kinky Boots cast changes
Posted: 12/4/13 at 10:13am
And speaking of rumors of Sands leaving, it just got confirmed that Sands is leaving, after all.

Stark Sands and Annaleigh Ashford to Depart KINKY BOOTS in 2014; Billy Porter Extends Run Through July
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KathyNYC2
Broadway Star
joined:12/2/10
Kinky Boots cast changes
Posted: 12/4/13 at 10:31am
What kind of headline is that?

"Stark Sands and Annaleigh Ashford to Depart KINKY BOOTS in 2014; Billy Porter Extends Run Through July" Isn't July in 2014 also? LOL

Stark is actually leaving first = end of January, Annaleigh in March and Billy possibly in July but maybe will stay longer. Certainly not at the same time.

The Addams Family at the same time? Yeah a bunch did - except for Bebe Neuwirth who stayed a number about three extra months to work with her good friend Roger Rees.




Updated On: 12/4/13 at 10:31 AM
StickIt
Featured Actor
joined:8/29/08
Kinky Boots cast changes
Posted: 12/4/13 at 10:53am
Congrats to Abby Mueller (yes, sister of Jessie) on making her Broadway debut in Kinky Boots on December 23rd! :)

"But there is a silver lining to this sad news—Tony winner Billy Porter, who plays drag diva Lola, has extended his contract, and will remain with the production through at least July 2014. Natalie Joy Johnson (Legally Blonde) and Abby Mueller (Broadway debut) will join the cast on December 23, 2013, taking over for original ensemble members Tory Ross and Lucia Spina, respectively."
- Broadway.com
darreyl102
Broadway Legend
joined:8/23/08
Kinky Boots cast changes
Posted: 12/4/13 at 11:40am
Four of the leads in Hairspray left at the same time- Linda Hart, Laura Bell Bundy, Corey Reynolds and Kerry Butler.

Darreyl with an L!
Updated On: 12/4/13 at 11:40 AM
broadwayguy2
Broadway Legend
joined:5/18/03
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Posted: 12/4/13 at 12:04pm
Yes. Four of thirteen principals. :) (Though only 11 were considered principals on opening night.)
KathyNYC2
Broadway Star
joined:12/2/10
Kinky Boots cast changes
Posted: 12/4/13 at 12:24pm
"Natalie Joy Johnson (Legally Blonde) and Abby Mueller (Broadway debut) will join the cast on December 23, 2013, taking over for original ensemble members Tory Ross and Lucia Spina, respectively."

So it seems Natalie will have the part of Pat and Abby will be a swing...
darreyl102
Broadway Legend
joined:8/23/08
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Posted: 12/4/13 at 01:13pm
There’s Edna, Tracy, Link, Velma, Corny, Motormouth, Seaweed, Penny, Wilbur, Amber- who’s the other three? Prudy, Spritzer and Inez?
Darreyl with an L!
broadwayguy2
Broadway Legend
joined:5/18/03
Kinky Boots cast changes
Posted: 12/4/13 at 01:55pm
Yes.
RW3
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/13
Kinky Boots cast changes
Posted: 12/4/13 at 02:11pm
I also wouldn't mind seeing Jeremy Jordan in some kinky boots
darreyl102
Broadway Legend
joined:8/23/08
Kinky Boots cast changes
Posted: 12/4/13 at 04:09pm
But are they really principals? Aren’t they more supporting?
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broadwayguy2
Broadway Legend
joined:5/18/03
Kinky Boots cast changes
Posted: 12/4/13 at 04:56pm
A principal is anyone not ensemble - leads, feautured, supporting...
StickIt
Featured Actor
joined:8/29/08
Kinky Boots cast changes
Posted: 12/4/13 at 05:04pm
Based on a breakdown I saw go out, Abby Mueller would take the swing track that was the U/S for the older female supporting parts like Pat and Trish. How cute that she and her sister are on Broadway at the same time...54 Below, get on this, let's do a cabaret!
MaddieBB12
Broadway Star
joined:11/1/12
Kinky Boots cast changes
Posted: 12/4/13 at 05:20pm
Could anyone see Stark Sands heading to Cabaret and playing Cliff? (They haven't announced an actor for that part yet, right?)
darreyl102
Broadway Legend
joined:8/23/08
Kinky Boots cast changes
Posted: 12/4/13 at 06:03pm
Oh, I did not know that- then scratch what I said! LOL
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ashleybrod
Swing
joined:12/3/13
Kinky Boots cast changes
Posted: 12/4/13 at 09:30pm
i would love to see stark in cabaret! as long as he stays on broadway...last time it was a long break between shows.
Visceral_Fella
Broadway Star
joined:1/18/12
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Posted: 12/5/13 at 12:50am
Wait, he's actually perfect for Cliff. Almost like he walked out of the text perfect.
somethingwicked
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
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Posted: 12/5/13 at 12:56am
Stark Sands would be an absolutely ideal Cliff in CABARET, but given how frequently he works in film and television, I don't see him jumping right into another stage project for an extended amount of time after the year he's given KINKY BOOTS (and especially for a role with so little to do).
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Marlothom
Broadway Star
joined:4/13/04
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Posted: 12/5/13 at 10:52am
I wonder who will be the new Charlie - I would not be surprised if one of the two covers gets it - it seems like the Tony Winning Lola is the main attraction here, so no need to bring a big name.
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