Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?

ILuv2shop531
Broadway Star
joined:7/12/07
Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/22/14 at 10:07am
I was looking through Annie Pott's opening night Pippin photos and noticed Christopher was in them as Charles. Did I miss something about Terrence Mann leaving or was this very quiet? It is listed on Playbill Vault now that Christopher is in the cast but nowhere else.

http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo-Coverage-New-Granny-Annie-Potts-Takes-First-Bow-in-PIPPIN-20140122
dreamcoat12
Understudy
joined:5/9/12
Littleshopofcarrie
Broadway Star
joined:12/9/12
Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/22/14 at 10:53am
On Playbill Vault it said he is a replacement that arrived January 21st. I wonder if he's just filling in again or if Terrance has officially left the show and he's the actual replacement.

Any word on Charlotte's final performance? Would like to see her be fore she leaves.
Emmaloucbway
Broadway Star
joined:10/16/11
Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/22/14 at 11:14am
It's very strange that they didn't announce he was leaving, or that the replacement news only appeared on Playbill Vault.
ILuv2shop531
Broadway Star
joined:7/12/07
Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/22/14 at 12:41pm
I also found it odd that if you look at the press release yesterday on Playbill for Annie's first performance, Terrence is listed at Charles in the cast. Christopher was recently just doing something at ART too, must have been a quick switch.

Updated On: 1/22/14 at 12:41 PM
SidebySidebyLogan
Stand-by
joined:9/25/13
Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/22/14 at 12:54pm
Does it have anything to do with the master classes they teach? I know he's getting an award at SETC this year and teaching one there and the article I read mentioned he was teaching some prior to that.
KathyNYC2
Broadway Star
joined:12/2/10
Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/22/14 at 02:05pm
I happen to be going to tonight's show..so I will see who's on today.
FishermanBob
Broadway Legend
joined:7/9/12
Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/22/14 at 02:47pm
Saw Christopher when he filled in the first time in September. Whether he's there temporarily or has taken over the role on an on-going basis, there will be no dropoff from Terrence, he's terrific in the role. I saw his 3rd performance and it looked like he had been playing the role forever.
KathyNYC2
Broadway Star
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Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/22/14 at 07:52pm
I am sitting waiting for the show to start. Christopher is listed in the playbill with photo and all. Not as understudy for tonight.
ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/22/14 at 07:57pm
on the pippin website it still says that terrence is still in the role.
Codeman1092
Swing
joined:5/3/13
Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/27/14 at 10:50pm
Terrence was on tonight. Show was packed for a Monday night and the audience was into it big time from the start! You could tell there were many many fans cheering and clapping madly throughout the show. The principals have really made these parts their own; I noticed a lot of little additions throughout the show of everyone getting a chance to ham it up. I loved how Catherine has added a French accent when she tells Pippin about her husband, I had never seen her do that before!
KathyNYC2
Broadway Star
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Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/28/14 at 08:15am
I agree about the audience..when I saw it last week (also packed in spite of the snow storm - freezing temps). They were wildly enthusiastic at all times from start to finish.

Also it was Annie Potts first week - the cast kept cracking up watching her. At one point, when Annie came out to take a bow after her big number, she had the cast on stage laughing so hard, they couldn't get their lines out. They needed a little time to get under control again.

I wonder if Terrance is back full time. I heard he was going to be gone for a bit. Maybe he was just available because it was an odd Monday... Chris was in the playbill. I don't think they would do that for just a few days, would they?

Updated On: 1/28/14 at 08:15 AM
delongpre
Understudy
joined:12/12/12
Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/29/14 at 01:30am
Saw the show last night also. It was high energy from the cast and the audience throughout. LOVED seeing Annie Potts add her special flair to the show....and it was clear that they all loved her too. There was a lot of giggling on the stage, which made it fun for all. I was happy to see this mix of cast members...it was just awesome.
KathyNYC2
Broadway Star
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Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/29/14 at 06:31am
Was Terrence on last night or Christopher?
Emmaloucbway
Broadway Star
joined:10/16/11
Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/29/14 at 08:00am
I don't know who was on but Playbill Vault lists Terrence as the current Charles now.
Phillytheatreguy10
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Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/29/14 at 08:13am
As of Sat. night Sieber was in as Charles.
Queen of the Night
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Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/29/14 at 10:52am
Has Sieber taken over permanently then?
Codeman109
Swing
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Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/29/14 at 01:01pm
Terrence was on Monday Jan 27th with his photo and bio in the Playbill
E.Davis
Broadway Legend
joined:1/1/08
Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/29/14 at 01:05pm
I am so confused how Sieber is contracted for this show.
"I think lying to children is really important, it sets them off on the right track" -Sherie Rene Scott-
g.d.e.l.g.i.
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/12
Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/29/14 at 02:44pm
All this stuff is so confusing that it prevents getting an exact fix on the situation, but if I were forced to guess, I'd say Sieber's been engaged as the alternate for when Mann has other commitments (shades of Ben Vereen and Carl Anderson alternating in JCS after Ben developed throat polyps). But it's not a consistent enough schedule, or billing, to say that's what's going on for sure.
Formerly gvendo2005
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Updated On: 1/29/14 at 02:44 PM
KathyNYC2
Broadway Star
joined:12/2/10
Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/29/14 at 04:05pm
But consistent enough to have his name and photo in the playbill with the other lead characters.
g.d.e.l.g.i.
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Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/29/14 at 05:47pm
^ Which one are we talking about, Terrence or Christopher, since both have been reported as in the Playbill to the exclusion of the other in short succession?
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nytallguy
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Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/29/14 at 06:09pm
Aren't the understudies for Charles too young? Maybe if they know Mann is going to be out for a performance or two (or a week or two) they bring in Sieber and use the understudies for (God forbid) emergencies.
ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/29/14 at 06:17pm
on playbill vault it says the chris was in it from the 21st- 26th
http://www.playbillvault.com/Show/Detail/Cast/13994/Pippin-at-Music-Box-Theatre
blm2323
Swing
joined:8/5/11
Christopher Sieber in Pippin again?
Posted: 1/29/14 at 07:29pm
I saw the show on Saturday (1-25) night with Chris. He was terrific. I also saw it with Terrance last summer. Both are phenomenal actors and I equally enjoyed their performances.

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