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FOAnatic
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Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as "Berthe"
Posted: 12/9/13 at 11:58am
Not gonna lie.

Pretty excited about this.
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CarlosAlberto
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joined:6/29/10
Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/9/13 at 12:01pm
Whoa! Didn't see that coming! Interesting choice!
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bwayboy22
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joined:5/9/12
Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/9/13 at 12:03pm
I think it's interesting that this is the 3rd Berthe while most of the OBC remains in the show. Does anyone know who is leaving next?
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Jordan Catalano
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Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/9/13 at 12:03pm
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Tink2
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Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/9/13 at 12:04pm
Now I really need to get up there and see this. Love Annie Potts!
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tazber
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joined:5/10/05
Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/9/13 at 12:11pm
OMG is right!

I LOVE Annie Potts.

I'm not surprised there has been so much turnaround for this role. That trapeze bit does not look easy. I was literally slack jawed at Andrea Martin when I saw her do it.
....but the world goes 'round
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themysteriousgrowl
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Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/9/13 at 12:12pm

Wow, this is almost enough to get me back a second time.
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CarlosAlberto
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Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/9/13 at 12:26pm
This is enough reason for another visit!
Gothampc
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Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/9/13 at 12:26pm
I live in a time warp. I can't believe that Annie Potts would be considered for this role. And then I remember that Designing Women was 25 years ago.
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DAME
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joined:4/15/04
Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/9/13 at 12:35pm
I just worked with Annie two weeks ago on a pilot called "Young and Hungry". She is delightful and looks wonderful.
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PalJoey
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Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/9/13 at 04:06pm


Oh, it's time to start livin'
Time to take a little from this world we're given,
Time to take time...


yr pal,
joey




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Gothampc
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Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/9/13 at 04:10pm
If they ever do a Hillary Clinton biopic, Annie Potts is the one to play Hillary.
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Mr Roxy
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joined:5/17/03
Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/9/13 at 05:58pm
Did not know she could sing?
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The Josh
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joined:10/7/10
Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/9/13 at 06:10pm
The Ghostbusters fanatic in me is screaming.
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somethingwicked
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Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/9/13 at 09:51pm
As I said when her casting was first rumored on this board, Annie Potts is an absolutely inspired choice for Berthe.

Talk about a performer who radiates joy.
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C. C Baxter
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Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/9/13 at 10:28pm
I find it very interesting that all the actresses who've been cast in the role thus far have been in their 60s, just like the character. That might help narrow the field of potential Berthes when we talk about future replacements in other threads.
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darreyl102
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joined:8/23/08
Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/9/13 at 10:43pm
Bertha isn't a hard role to sing- No Time At All is pretty much Spoke Sung.
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jayinchelsea
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joined:4/9/09
Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/9/13 at 11:18pm
Wanted to go back and see this again, and now I have an even better reason. Love Annie Potts!
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HorseTears
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joined:3/25/05
Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/10/13 at 03:32am
This is GREAT casting. I don't think anyone on here mentioned Ms. Potts when we were speculating about replacements. It's nice to be surprised in the internet age. BTW, in the BWW world story it mentions one of her credits as an Off Broadway production of A Little Night Music. Anyone know when this was/what role she played?
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ElphabaGoodman
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Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/10/13 at 06:35am
I believe she was Desiree.
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HorseTears
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joined:3/25/05
Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/10/13 at 11:51pm
Ah, I would have liked to have seen her as Desiree, though the only credit I can find is for a production of Nigh Music at the Macklanburg Playhouse in Columbus, MO. That's considered Off Broadway now, BWW? Oh, boy.
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dramamama611
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joined:12/4/07
Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/11/13 at 06:53am
Does anyone know how long she is contracted for? (If I missed it in the article, my apologies!)

I'm seeing the show again in the spring, and was hoping Potts would still be with the show.
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SingingChef
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Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/17/13 at 06:01pm
Seeing the show on the 20th. Since Tovah will be gone, who is covering Berthe until Potts takes over?
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oncemorewithfeeling2
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joined:4/25/13
Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/17/13 at 06:09pm
I believe January 20th is a Monday, which is Pippin's dark night. If there was a gap of just a day or two, I'd assume the normal understudy (I believe Sabrina Harper covers Berthe in Pippin?) would be on.
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ACL2006
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Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/17/13 at 09:46pm
The 20th is a Monday. No show for Pippin, so check your tickets. There's no gap between when Feldshuh leaves(Jan. 19) & when Potts arrives(Jan. 21).
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SingingChef
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Annie Potts to Join PIPPIN as
Posted: 12/18/13 at 10:04pm
My apologies. I misread the article. Seeing the show the 20th of December. :) Looking forward to seeing Tovah. Thanks!