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Cinderella post June 8

RaisedOnMusicals
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/3/14 at 06:27pm
So, Cinderella is sill going strong (or strong enough) at the box office, but I think that CRJ and Fran have contracts that expire on June 8. Has anyone heard of possible replacements? Isn't it getting to be a pretty short time to put in new cast members and have them ready to go on June 10? Assuming that CRJ and Fran don't extend (and maybe they will, who knows?), will they just keep going for a while with understudies?
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bwaylvsong
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/3/14 at 10:46pm
There's more than enough time... I've heard of put-in rehearsals for replacements starting just a few days before their debuts.
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dramamama611
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/3/14 at 10:49pm
Replacements rehearse before the put in. The put in is one of the last things to happen before they hit the stage. 2 weeks seems to be about the norm for rehearsal as a replacement. I do not know howevver if that is actually standard.

They will not announce until all contracts have been signed.
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bwaylvsong
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/3/14 at 11:05pm
Thanks for the clarification- what I meant to say was that the entire rehearsal period can be just a few days, but yes, I'd say two weeks is the norm.
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darreyl102
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/4/14 at 03:34am
I for one would really like a new cast- especially in Carly's case, because I found her to not be right for Broadway (She's a good singer, but dose not have the vocal power for a theatre), I LOVED Fran, but did not find the least bit Wicked. I really miss Laura and Harriet.
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Littleshopofcarrie
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/4/14 at 09:25am
Wasn't there a rumor about Laura taking a hiatus from the show? Maybe when she's finished with 3 Penny she'll return?
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darreyl102
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/4/14 at 09:27am
THAT would be wonderful- I would really love to see the show with Laura and Fran (If she were to extend)
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disneybroadwayfan22
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/4/14 at 09:44am
Wasn't there a rumor about Laura taking a hiatus from the show? Maybe when she's finished with 3 Penny she'll return?

It sounded like on the last vlog she did that she's done with Cinderella for good. Plus, if she is going to return, they would put a notice like they did to Victoria Clarke's hiatus.

And she better not return now because I just bought tickets with Carly Rae, and that would suck so much to miss Laura AGAIN and this time, for a pop star.
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

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jennaisjamazing
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/4/14 at 05:47pm
I highly doubt Laura would return. Firstly, her last Vlog implied she was done for good. Also, she has some concerts lined up this summer. She's going to Spain, Colorado and LA for sure; the last with Victoria Clark and Santino Fontana as well.
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muscle23ftl
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/4/14 at 08:12pm
I hope Laura never returns...I can't stand her voice or her acting.
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darreyl102
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/4/14 at 08:26pm
And you think SOO highly of Carly in the role. no offense, but I can't figure out if you're being serious or just joking. LOL
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BroadwayGirl3
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/5/14 at 02:01pm
Funny, I can't WAIT for Laura to come back to Broadway----LOVE LOVE LOVE her voice and acting.
She deserves every accolade ever given to her; she is a gem and has THE best voice going on Broadway or off.
Just my opinion, of course
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darreyl102
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/5/14 at 04:12pm
I wonder who is drawing more people in: Fran or Carly. personally I think Fran, as she is most certainly someone who more people know. Also, the times I have seen it with the new cast, Fran always got a big audience reaction on her entrance while Carly did not.
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ucjrdude902
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/5/14 at 04:57pm
According to a source connected to the show, they have already approached new replacements that are about on the same level as Carly Rae and Fran.
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ethan231h
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/5/14 at 05:41pm
my guess is Roseanne Barr and Sarah Hyland.
RaisedOnMusicals
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/5/14 at 05:58pm
And I've heard from a similar source that none of the people they approached worked out.
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disneybroadwayfan22
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/5/14 at 06:50pm
I just hope they picked the proper pop star. We're just lucky that CRJ at least had some musical theatre training and nice voice.

I think Jane Lynch would be a fantastic Stepmother! Too bad she's filming Glee (Right?)
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

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ucjrdude902
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/6/14 at 03:38pm
The last Cinderella replacement I knew they were talking to has got theatre experience. It's not much, but she'll know what she's doing.
gstrus2
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/6/14 at 03:41pm
I hope Ariana Grande is at least in consideration, as highly unlikely as it may be (she has a new album coming out in August/September), I'd still love to see her in this.
Alessio2
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/6/14 at 05:14pm
And I would love to see someone I have never heard of that will completely blow me away with actual talent...
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jbroadway4
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joined:1/2/14
Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/6/14 at 05:47pm
My choices:
.Ariana Grande
.Anna Kendrick
..... more to come!
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Susanswerphone
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joined:4/26/14
Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/6/14 at 06:06pm
Dot-Marie Jones and Bebe Wood
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disneybroadwayfan22
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/6/14 at 06:52pm
The last Cinderella replacement I knew they were talking to has got theatre experience. It's not much, but she'll know what she's doing.

So, they have cast the role of Cinderella, but they will not announce her yet?
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
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aasjb4ever
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/6/14 at 07:56pm
Anna Kendrick is too big a star to be the second replacement. Goodbye.
What a colossal piece of crap! It'll probably run for years.
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Susanswerphone
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/6/14 at 08:21pm
Rosie O'Donnell and Charice
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Cinderella post June 8
Posted: 5/6/14 at 09:48pm
Sean Hayes and Chris Colfer

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