Why didn't they get Sierra Boggess to replace Laura in Cinderella?

Gleeker
Understudy
joined:1/2/14
Carly Jespen will be fine but Sierra could have knocked Cinderella out of the park! She played The Little Mermaid and Christine Daae so playing Cindy would obviously be a cake walk for her. Plus, Hal Prince said "Sierra Boggess is one of the most talented and intelligent artists in the musical theatre today" And it's so true.

Updated On: 1/2/14 at 08:06 AM
elmore3003
Leading Actor
joined:3/31/04
Perhaps she wasn't interested; perhaps her agent wanted too much money; perhaps she had other commitments.
Princeton Returns
Broadway Legend
joined:12/2/10
She wouldn't sell tickets
Gleeker
Understudy
joined:1/2/14
That's true, she wouldn't sell tickets because no one outside of the Broadway and West end world really know her. But why did they need a famous name to sell tickets? Carly isn't even that famous. She had one hit song and that was a while ago. Most of america knows that song but they don't know the person singing it. She is a D list celebrity at best. A Broadway lady would have been the better choice.
Jeffrey Karasarides
Featured Actor
joined:11/27/11
I think it might just have been scheduling conflicts such as the upcoming one night performance of Guys & Dolls this April.
disneybroadwayfan22
Broadway Star
joined:2/10/13
Better yet, why not Rachel Potter? She has the fame from the X-Factor and the actual Broadway experience! Plus, she actually auditioned for it. I feel bad for her
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
Gleeker
Understudy
joined:1/2/14
Carly beat out Rachel Potter? Only because Carly is more famous. ugh. Rachel Potter actually has Broadway credits and is somewhat known for her X factor gig. Is Cinerella struggling to fill seats already? Why bring in a D list celebrity when you have literally hundreds of Broadway women who could pull that role off without a hitch?

Updated On: 1/2/14 at 09:36 AM
WayTooBroadway
Featured Actor
joined:1/11/10
"Is Cinderella struggling to fill seats already?"

Do some check pre-Holiday season.
"When the audience comes in, it changes the temperature of what you've written." -Stephen Sondheim
Gleeker
Understudy
joined:1/2/14
If they really wanted to sell tickets with a known celebrity then they should have just gotten that skank from Glee to do it.
disneybroadwayfan22
Broadway Star
joined:2/10/13
^^Yeah, I was thinking, "Why not Les Michele?" Yes, she's a you know and is apparently hard to worth with, but if they really need a actual celebrity, there she is: The pretty voice, Broadway experience, and celebrity status
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
Gleeker
Understudy
joined:1/2/14
It's cause she is horrible to her fans and no one wants to work with her. Yeah she is talented I guess, but talent isn't everything. I think she would be a good Cinderella if she learned how to treat people nicely. I was a fan of hers but then I went to a Glee Concert and she was very rude after the show when people were trying to get autographs.
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
I hate these "why didn't the get so and so" threads. They didn't. The contracted who they contracted. Sierra Boggess was not chosen. That's why she is not replacing Laura Osnes.
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
Gleeker
Understudy
joined:1/2/14
@bwayphreak234: If you could pick any Broadway lady to replace Laura, who would you pick?
jbroadway4
Stand-by
joined:1/2/14
I think Sierra would make a great Cinderella! But who knows, she might not have even been seen for the role.

Rachel Potter would have also been great!

Updated On: 1/2/14 at 12:34 PM
Gleeker
Understudy
joined:1/2/14
It seems like Sierra is always in the thought bubble of producer's minds, but nothing ever becomes of it. She was also mentioned to be the next Evita after that screechy Argentina lady left.
JohnyBroadway
Broadway Star
joined:4/10/12
It's simple, Robyn Goodman didn't want her.
Liza's Headband
Broadway Legend
joined:5/28/13
Why is this a thread? Your question could be asked for every single known actor of every single Broadway replacement role/cast. So ridiculous. Must be a snow day... the kids are out to play!
It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,' but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies. - Mike Royko, Columnist & Pulitzer Prize winner
Gleeker
Understudy
joined:1/2/14
OR he Did want her but realized they needed a D list celebrity to fill seats.
Gleeker
Understudy
joined:1/2/14
"Must be a snow day... the kids are out to play!"

You Rhymed! You seem lyrical, would you like to be the next Cinderella on Broadway?
JohnyBroadway
Broadway Star
joined:4/10/12
Robyn Goodman is a she. And accept the fact that they didn't want her.
WayTooBroadway
Featured Actor
joined:1/11/10
"It seems like Sierra is always in the thought bubble of producer's minds..."

Hmm.
"When the audience comes in, it changes the temperature of what you've written." -Stephen Sondheim
FishermanBob
Broadway Legend
joined:7/9/12
Welcome to Idiot's Delight. At this afternoon's performance, the role of the Idiot will be played by... Gleeker.
Gleeker
Understudy
joined:1/2/14
I can't go on today, someone bring in my understudy.
FishermanBob
Broadway Legend
joined:7/9/12
It's a one man (more likely boy) show with no understudy cause no one could be as good at being an idiot as you. We'll cancel the performance.
Gleeker
Understudy
joined:1/2/14
My deepest apologies to the audience and my adoring fans. Do you think this will hurt my chances for the Tony Awards?
FishermanBob
Broadway Legend
joined:7/9/12
Well one reviewer noted about your performance as the Idiot that it's hard to tell where your performance ends and real life begins. On balance however, the show (and this thread) is thought of as childish, repetitive, unnecessary, pointless and silly. So no, no Tony nominations are coming and the show hopefully will close very, very soon.

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