Mazzie out of BULLETS

J52
Featured Actor
joined:5/11/04
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Posted: 4/27/14 at 11:57am
Marin Mazzie was out last night which, while likely due to illness (get well soon!), surprised me nevertheless considering that (I believe) this is the time Tony nominators are out considering the prospects (or has that already taken place)? Hasn't she been in-and-out throughout the preview/run thus far? Enjoyed Janet Dickinson, although I have nothing to compare.
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Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
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Posted: 4/27/14 at 12:07pm
Doubt she will win if nominated.
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CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
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Posted: 4/27/14 at 12:22pm
She's missed a few performances, hope she's alright?
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haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
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Posted: 4/27/14 at 12:31pm
It is rather strange that she chose to have an illness at an inopportune time.
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dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
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Posted: 4/27/14 at 12:34pm
MOST of the nominators have seen most of the shows. It won't make a big difference.

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BWayBound115
Swing
joined:4/15/07
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Posted: 4/27/14 at 12:43pm
For a quick minute, I read this as Janice Dickinson....in which case, I would bought a premium seat to see that performance.
frogs_fan85
Broadway Legend
joined:12/3/05
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Posted: 4/27/14 at 12:46pm
She was out when I saw the show this past Wednesday evening.
someone.else's.story2
Leading Actor
joined:3/18/07
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Posted: 4/27/14 at 12:53pm
Haha! I read Janice Dickinson at first glance too and thought, oh my!?! Too funny.
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J52
Featured Actor
joined:5/11/04
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Posted: 4/27/14 at 01:25pm
I did too when I saw the Playbill insert. I was thinking, that's the best kept secret on Broadway.
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Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
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Posted: 4/27/14 at 01:35pm
She's missed quite a few shows, sadly. Of my friends who've seen the show, only one has actually seen her in the role.
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
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Posted: 4/27/14 at 01:38pm
This is surprising. She missed very few performances in N2N, and I assume Diana is the more challenging role.
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AEA AGMA SM
Broadway Legend
joined:8/13/09
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Posted: 4/27/14 at 01:42pm
"She missed very few performances in N2N, and I assume Diana is the more challenging role."

When you are sick you are sick, it doesn't necessarily have anything to do with how challenging the role is.
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KathyNYC2
Broadway Star
joined:12/2/10
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Posted: 4/27/14 at 03:20pm
I read the headline and I thought you meant she was fired..and I was thinking, WHY??????????

Her being sick doesn't seem so bad now...LOL

I hope she feels better soon..
Bettyboy72
Broadway Legend
joined:3/31/06
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Posted: 4/27/14 at 03:26pm
She has to do a lot of making out with Braff. If she has a cold or a flu, they cant risk re-infecting each other. He originally got sick from her and that put him out. I hope she gets better soon. Its hard to fully heal from something when you cant take the necessary time off. Most actors try to hop back after a day or two.
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Jim3
Understudy
joined:3/4/08
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Posted: 4/27/14 at 03:56pm
I've no luck seeing her in a show. She was out when I went to both Bullets and Carrie. I was disappointed, but, oh well.
qolbinau
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/08
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Posted: 4/27/14 at 04:49pm
"When you are sick you are sick, it doesn't necessarily have anything to do with how challenging the role is."

I think Ljay's point was either 1. Being in a more demanding role is more exhausting and can make you more susceptible to illness, or 2. People still perform with illness (e.g., O'Hara in BRIDGES) and it's interesting that if this is the case Mazzie can still get through N2N but not Bullets.

However, the clarification RE: preventing illness in Braff is such a good point.

I guess in the end you can just be unlucky. I recall that Bernadette had a reputation for being sick in GYPSY but didn't miss a single performance of NIGHT MUSIC or FOLLIES. I hope Mazzie gets better soon.

Updated On: 4/27/14 at 04:49 PM
KanderEbb
Swing
joined:3/30/14
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Posted: 4/27/14 at 04:59pm
She's back today.
adamgreer
Broadway Legend
joined:3/18/05
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Posted: 4/27/14 at 06:24pm
Peters' "reputation" from Gypsy had to do with her missing key critics' performances, as I recall. Riedel ran with the story, even posting a (tasteless) picture of her face on a milk carton. He had "sources" claiming the producers (was it the Wei$$lers?) had approached Christine Ebersole about stepping in. Of course, once Peters recovered from her illness (of which I think in total she missed about 4 shows), I don't believe she missed another performance the rest of the run.




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Updated On: 4/27/14 at 06:24 PM
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
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Posted: 4/27/14 at 06:34pm
You're mostly right, adamgreer. Bernadette missed a total of nine performances during her entire run of GYPSY. Unfortunately, something like 7 of those 9 took place during previews, and Riedel used it as a way of constructing a narrative that she couldn't handle the demands of the role.
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Updated On: 4/27/14 at 06:34 PM
J52
Featured Actor
joined:5/11/04
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Posted: 4/27/14 at 06:46pm
Ugh. Riedel. Also the world's worst Broadway forecaster. Have you seen the documentary Show Business where he unsuccessfully predicted the fate of the entire '03-'04 season?

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Updated On: 4/27/14 at 06:46 PM
VernonGersch
Broadway Star
joined:8/9/10
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Posted: 4/27/14 at 07:19pm
She was out when I saw the show on Thursday. Thought her understudy was fantastic
wonkit
Broadway Legend
joined:9/30/08
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Posted: 4/27/14 at 08:24pm
She was in today's matinee, and seemed fine. She has a wonderful voice, and some of the funniest lines in the play.
Adair Haywind
Stand-by
joined:4/2/14
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Posted: 4/28/14 at 11:57am
According to Jason Danieley's facebook, there was a death in his family recently and he and Marin went out of town to attend the service.