Why is Motown releasing Felicia Boswell as Diana Ross????

troynow
Chorus Member
joined:5/2/13
So ever since Valisia took her FIRST leave from Motown Felicia was brought in and she was GREAT!!!! GREAT GREAT GREAT!!! Now they are letting her go>??????????? Anyone know why????
somethingwicked
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
I don't know that Felicia Boswell is being let go, but I do know that (the fabulous) Krystal Joy Brown is coming in to replace her. Her first performance is January 23rd.
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
Updated On: 1/3/14 at 07:01 PM
Younger Brother
Broadway Star
joined:8/27/12
Very happy that Krystal Joy Brown is getting another show so soon after Big Fish. She's the highlight for me on the Leap of Faith OBCR
justincharacter
Broadway Star
joined:6/11/13
Krystal Joy Brown looks more like Diana Ross than any of the other actresses that have played the role. Excited to see how she does in the role!
troynow
Chorus Member
joined:5/2/13
Well i know that Felicia was broguht in to replace Valisia during her FIRST leave of "absence" for "vacation" and then let go long before her first "cancer" scare.... And then the producer hired Krystal and didn't even tell Felicia. I like Krystal too but Felicia was wronged! And motown aint right at all....
somethingwicked
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
troynow, it's my understanding that Felicia was always supposed to finish her run at the end of January because Valisia was scheduled to return to the show at that time until her illness was discovered. Your use of the phrases "let go" and "released" implies that they're firing Felicia. In reality, her contract is ending at its regularly scheduled time and the producers are simply choosing not to renew it.

Could they have extended Felicia now that Valisia isn't returning and a permanent replacement is necessary? Of course. But it's not as if she was supposed to continue on in the show and they're letting her go, which is what you're continuously and inaccurately suggesting.

Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
Updated On: 1/3/14 at 09:58 PM
ravnquest1
Stand-by
joined:7/8/09
Also factor in that the tour launches in a few months and maybe Ms. Boswell was offered that instead?
Visceral_Fella
Broadway Star
joined:1/18/12
Yeah I feel like Felicia is going to do the tour.
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
And of course, maybe she didn't WANT to continue.

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philly03
Broadway Legend
joined:9/20/07
Great news... Krystal was also a standout for me in "Leap" and one of my favorite upcoming performers. What a voice!
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
I'd guess and say the offered Boswell an extension but she has something else lined-up. Or it could be she'll be heading into the tour, as well.
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
adamgreer
Broadway Legend
joined:3/18/05
Why are you putting "cancer" and "leave" in quotation marks? Are you actually trying to suggest Valisia's illness isn't true?

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loliveve
Broadway Star
joined:6/24/12
^ I wondered the same thing when I read troynow's post.
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
troynow YOU are not right at all with your liberal use of quotation marks. You're an @ss.
troynow
Chorus Member
joined:5/2/13
nope. not at all....I wish Valisia well.... however her cancer was not a factor in the producers letting her go. and placing her on a forced leave of absence because she wouldn't wear the auto tune mic as requested to correct her pitch.... she had been let go from Motown long before the cancer strike.
troynow
Chorus Member
joined:5/2/13
I know first hand the cancer is ture that isn't my question. When a good actor takes a role with an amazing voice like Felichia. Who sweeps in learns a show in two weeks and is wonderful then you bring her back a second time and once the role is "offically" open you DONT sign her???? WHY???? WHY THE HELL NOT???? Then to let her find out via Facebook that she is not being renewed after she literally and i do mean literally saved Motown beause there was no one the Producers wanted!!! Felicia was and IS amazing. I adore Krystal Joy but it just wasnt right. And to answer the tour question. Felichia will not be on the tour.
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
Oh girl GET OVER IT. Felicia is gone. DEAL WITH IT.
Younger Brother
Broadway Star
joined:8/27/12
Anyone seeing Krystal tonight?
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
troynow--I find the tone of your remarks about Valisia to be contemptible.

You really ought to be ashamed of yourself.

I only wish for you that when you or some loved one is stricken with cancer, no one comes onto an anonymous chat board and leaves unfounded and irrelevant comments, the way you have done.

The woman is going through treatment for cancer. Have some respect.
yr pal,
joey




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bwayphreak234
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^ Word.
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