Diahann Carroll Withdraws From A Raisin In The Sun

Mattbrain
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best12bars
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I wonder why. Creative differences? Clash of egos? Too much strain? It's a heavy-duty role, and Carroll is 79 years old.
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Broadwaystar2
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Cicely Tyson was 88 in Trip To Bountiful doing a heck of a lot more physical work than what Dihann would be doing. I'm sure it's not lack of stamina.
best12bars
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LaTanya Richardson Jackson is 64, and Denzel is 59.

Time for some serious makeup for both of them.
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Jordan Catalano
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

MrMidwest
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Kelly Lynch and Bronson Pinchot are just a couple of people who have talked about Denzel being difficult/controlling when they worked with him.
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bwayboy22
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Not sure if I'll see this now, she was the real draw for me.
iluvtheatertrash
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Oh, good. I can save my money now.
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dreaming
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Now I can save my money. I don't want to see it without her. She was the one I wanted to see.
ArtMan
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Same for me. Glad I didn't buy a ticket.
fashionguru_23
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But, its Bronson Pinchot...
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Mattbrain
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"But, its Bronson Pinchot…"

Yes and clearly the man behind Balki and Craig "Scaring the little girl" Toomey is on a whole other level than a two-time Academy Award winning actor.
Butters, go buy World of Warcraft, install it on your computer, and join the online sensation before we all murder you. --Cartman: South Park ATTENTION FANS: I will be played by James Barbour in the upcoming musical, "BroadwayWorld: The Musical."
FishermanBob
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Well if Bronson Pinchot, an actor who's most recent IMDB credit is playing a character called The Beaver in "Kung Fu and Titties" said it, then I think that settles it.
Updated On: 2/9/14 at 01:31 PM
CapnHook
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I hope it's not for health reasons. This is so disappointing.
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uncageg
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The reason given on Playbill.com was due to vigerous rehearsal and performance schedules.
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Michael Bennett
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Back in 2004, Ms. Carroll withdrew from the Broadway revival of ON GOLDEN POND (replaced by Leslie Uggams). At the time, an issue with her back was given as the reason for departure, but I believe the inside word was the Carroll was having a tremendous time memorizing the text. I was frankly surprised when she was announced for this production, but perhaps she went into the project feeling that she was more confident only to discover she wasn't up to to the task.



Updated On: 2/9/14 at 01:52 PM
Dollypop
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I just lost interest in this production.
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BIG BALONEY
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Remembering lines has been mentioned by some insiders.
ray-andallthatjazz86
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A shame but it's all about (the very picky with her Broadway shows) Anika Noni Rose, cannot wait to see her. Wonder what happened though, especially since they are in rehearsals. Interesting comment, MichaelBennett, honestly, I'd rather it be that than health reasons.
"Some people can thrive and bloom living life in a living room, that's perfect for some people of one hundred and five. But I at least gotta try, when I think of all the sights that I gotta see, all the places I gotta play, all the things that I gotta be at"
HorseTears
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What a shame. I hope it isn't health related. My interest in seeing the show has gone down, but there are some other very talented women still in this production.
Bettyboy72
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i mentioned this in the other thread. This summer several gossip rags, TMZ and E! were reporting that she was suffering from dementia and had trouble on the set of Peeples-could not remember lines and would zone out. EVen Kerry Washington said Diahann was frail mentally during production.

Diahann is the only reason I'd see this show.
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Jordan Catalano
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She was the reason I was going to this, as well. I love Denzel but I can live without seeing him in this role.
FindingNamo
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I didn't know David Cromer's in this. Of course, in the breaking news story, BWW says he's playing Travis Younger.
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Phyllis Rogers Stone
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Cicely Tyson was 88 in Trip To Bountiful doing a heck of a lot more physical work than what Dihann would be doing. I'm sure it's not lack of stamina.

You do realize that different people have different circumstances, right?
Jordan Catalano
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Says you.

PlayItAgain
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Scott Rudin must be spinning right now.

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