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PIPPIN to Welcome Show's Original Star John Rubinstein as 'Charles', June 20-July 27

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ethan231h
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thoughts?

Kind of excited to see if he does the same comedic roles as Terry and this will probably bring people to the show!
Updated On: 5/28/14 at 05:00 PM
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I think that's cool! I haven't heard him sing in a while though. Can he do the role? Can he throw knives and stuff?
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Have you never seen the I Love Lucy knife throwing episode?
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I'll return when they get William Katt, thanks.
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"Can he throw knives and stuff?"

Well... I'm sure he can fake it, which is what the show requires.
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I wonder if Charlotte will take an absence as well (probably for their theatre camp) if they will bring in a temporary like John or just have understudies go on...

Updated On: 5/28/14 at 05:18 PM
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That's easy. The unicycle bit will be trickier.
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This is such delightful news! I wasn't really planning to see Pippin again, but this might just get me to change my mind!

The knife throwing is pretty damn simple.
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That is so great......good for him. Maybe his wife Jane Lanier (if they are still married) can do Fastrada. Keep those roles a husband/wife thing.
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ethan231h
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I don't think they are still married.
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The knife throwing is an illusion. The knives pop out from the box.
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I should bloody well hope so. Can't imagine any insurance company agreeing to live knife throwing 8 times a week.

Well, it will be nice for Charlotte & co to work alongside an actor who is actually engaged and, you know, awake for once.
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I took that as more of a character choice- an aging, syphilitic rock star as the basis for this production's Charlemagne as opposed to a Great Shakespearean interpreter.
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Can't wait for this. Saw him in Wicked in LA and he was really excellent. Oh and embarrassingly saw him in Pippin twice in the 70's (God I'm old)
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Anyone think he'll tour with the show as Charlemagne?
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dreaming
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I don't know-but him coming in is enough to get me back.
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not to threadjack but can someone explain how pippin gets in the damn box for spread a little sunshine? the other 2 i can figure out.
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"The knife throwing is an illusion. The knives pop out from the box."

Is it? (which it may be), but if I remember correctly, in an interview, Terrence said that Diane asked everyone one kind of trick(s) or special talent can you bring to the show. Terrence said he is a professional Knife thrower. Which then was personally incorporated into the show specifically for Terrence and Charlotte. I could be wrong, but I remember reading or hearing that in an interview. Besides if they do keep the knife throwing bit in, it can be fake still to produce.
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yep, it's fake. you'll notice the slits in the box where the knives pop out.
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.

 
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