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Pippin cast changes

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ethan231h
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Pippin cast changes?
Posted: 2/16/14 at 11:14am
Hey all
so I know Annie Potts just started off in Pippin but what about the other principle cast (Patina, Rachel, Charlotte, Terrence, Matthew) I am sure we would have heard by now being that we are close to a month a way from the show being on broadway for a year. also a lot of the acrobatics is probably hard to learn. will Patina extend cause she won the tony?

thanks!!

Updated On: 2/16/14 at 11:14 AM
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BrerBear
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Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/16/14 at 11:21am
Interested to know this as well, as I'm seeing it in early March. My understanding is that none of this info is public yet, but we should find out soon.
Updated On: 2/16/14 at 11:21 AM
Emmaloucbway
Broadway Star
joined:10/16/11
Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/16/14 at 12:14pm
I am curious too. I heard that there would be some changes in March so we'll see if that's true/if there's an announcement coming soon.
Stevie72
Stand-by
joined:1/19/14
Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/17/14 at 01:33am
I would be really happy for a none big name to enter the show but the annoying and money making producers will have different ideas.
chrisampm2
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joined:5/26/07
Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/17/14 at 02:22am
Sure. The "annoying and money-making producers" who produced this Tony winning revival and have so far put in nothing but phenomenal performers like Christopher Sieber, Tovah Feldshuh, and Annie Potts.
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HorseTears
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joined:3/25/05
Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/17/14 at 02:55am
Oh those annoying money making producers. Why can't they just do it for the art? Have they no souls?
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ethan231h
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Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/17/14 at 07:48am
I could see Krystal Joy Brown as the Leading Player and Jessica Lea Goldyn as Fastrada!
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AC126748
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Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/17/14 at 02:15pm
Jessica Lee Goldyn as Fastrada? She's not even 30.
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justincharacter
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Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/17/14 at 02:31pm
She seems to enjoy working on Broadway, Fantasia as The Leading Player in the future?
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ethan231h
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Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/17/14 at 02:42pm
Fantasia doesn't have the voice compared to Patina Miller.
TommyFlanagan4
Swing
joined:11/20/13
Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/17/14 at 03:31pm
I REALLY want Kerry Washington. BAD.
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ElphabaGoodman
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joined:4/2/10
Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/17/14 at 05:24pm
I think Kendra Kassebaum would be a great choice for Catherine.
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ethan231h
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Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/17/14 at 05:27pm
Catherine is a lot like Glinda in terms of humor so yes I could see Kendra as that role!
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darquegk
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Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/17/14 at 05:57pm
Nicole Scherzinger was a false report, but she would be wonderful.

I would LOVE to see what Naya Rivera could do in the role, since her work with Ryan Murphy has hinted at her talent without really letting it out to shine. (Do you think they will EXCLUSIVELY look to non-white female actors for the role, or can it be cast any way? Pink would be an interesting Leading Player if they don't stick to people of color- she is pretty well-versed in the kind of aerial stunts the Leading Player does.)
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Littleshopofcarrie
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Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/17/14 at 06:12pm
Bebe Neuwirth is too old for Fastrada, right?
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darquegk
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Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/17/14 at 06:19pm
Bebe Neuwirth has a hip condition and could not do the dancing and stunts that Fastrada performs.
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ACL2006
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Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/17/14 at 09:05pm
Neuwirth just turned 55 also. Maybe Berthe??
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Phillytheatreguy10
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Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/18/14 at 11:15am
Here's my wish list for replacements:
Pippin- Johnathan Groff
Charles- Norbert Leo Butz/Robert Cuccioli
Fastrada- Rachelle Rak
Catherine- Laura Benanti
Leading Player- Pink/Raul Esparza
Berthe- Jan Maxwell


Updated On: 2/18/14 at 11:15 AM
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dreaming
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Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/18/14 at 11:33am
Neuwirth can't play Berthe for the same reason she can't play Fastrada-too much of a risk with the hip.

I think Robert Cuccioli as Charles would be great
Jonathan Groff seems like he might be a little mature to play Pippin-I think part of the character's charm should be his innocence
Berthe has been played by the 60+ crowd thus far, I'm guessing they're trying to keep it that way (in my heart of hearts I'd love to see Bernadette do it)
Rachelle Rak as Fastrada=brilliant
Leading Player-no clue (wish Scherzinger had turned out to be true because I think she'd be pretty amazing)
Catherine-A former Glinda (someone on the 'older end' of the spectrum given what they've done with the production would be most appropriate)

OR-how about Kacie Sheik as Catherine?? She's very funny and I could see it working.

Updated On: 2/18/14 at 11:33 AM
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ethan231h
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Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/18/14 at 11:48am
ANNALEIGH ASHFORD= Catherine

Updated On: 2/18/14 at 11:48 AM
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dreaming
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Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/18/14 at 11:55am
Annaleigh=too young given what they do with the script
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JBradshaw
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joined:10/10/04
Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/18/14 at 12:26pm
Kacie is young also, well early 30s
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dreaming
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Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/18/14 at 12:46pm
Kacie reads older than Annaleigh I think.
Emmaloucbway
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joined:10/16/11
Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/18/14 at 12:50pm
A while ago I thought Jane Krakowski would make a great Catherine.
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dreaming
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Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/18/14 at 12:52pm
She's too big of a name to consider being a replacement I think.
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wdwfreak
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Pippin cast changes
Posted: 2/18/14 at 01:03pm
I could honestly see either Kacie or Jane as a possible replacement, if and when Rachel decides to leave. Annaleigh isn't talented enough to play Catherine, and I doubt she would take a replacement role at this point in her career.

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