replacement for Billy Porter

JRRTolken
Understudy
joined:6/7/14
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/12/14 at 05:27pm
Does anyone know who will replace Billy Porter in KB

Updated On: 6/12/14 at 05:27 PM
Younger Brother
Broadway Star
joined:8/27/12
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/12/14 at 06:11pm
A friend of mine on facebook said they were looking forward to seeing Nathan Lee Graham in the role. I'm not sure if it was purely their wishful thinking, or if he's up for the tour, but he seems like a good fit.
gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/12/14 at 06:29pm
I was recently wondering the same thing. If Billy is indeed leaving they should be announceing any day now. Also since Jeanna is now involved in Finding Neverland a replacement for Lauren should be announced soon as well.
Younger Brother
Broadway Star
joined:8/27/12
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/12/14 at 06:30pm
Haven Burton is the new Lauren
gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/12/14 at 07:04pm
If that's true great for Haven! Not saying your wrong or anything.
everythingtaboo
Broadway Legend
joined:5/5/04
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/12/14 at 08:10pm
Andrew Rannells?


"Hey little girls, look at all the men in shiny shirts and no wives!" - Jackie Hoffman, Xanadu, 19 Feb 2008
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/12/14 at 08:15pm
so who's replacing Burton in Violet as Foster's standby??
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.
oncemorewithfeeling2
Stand-by
joined:4/25/13
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/12/14 at 08:20pm
Jennifer Blood. She was Maria in Drury Lane's a The Sound of Music, if anyone caught that.


It's mentioned in this article...
Updated On: 6/12/14 at 08:20 PM
ElphabaGoodman
Stand-by
joined:4/2/10
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/13/14 at 02:00am
Definitely not Nathan Lee Graham for the tour. Current Broadway understudy Kyle Taylor Parker will be playing Lola for the tour.
Will42
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/10
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/13/14 at 03:53am
Does anyone know if Billy Porter will headline the West End transfer?
If not, I wonder if they can get Chiwetel Ejiofor to reprise his screen role.
carlodowd
Stand-by
joined:5/3/13
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/13/14 at 06:43am
"Chiwetel Ejiofor to reprise his screen role. that would be very interesting!
hak5
Understudy
joined:7/5/10
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/13/14 at 08:52am
RuPaul ?
Younger Brother
Broadway Star
joined:8/27/12
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/13/14 at 09:28am
I think RuPaul would be a great replacement for the show, even if just for a couple of weeks. As Drag Race season 7 starts filming in the summer, I'm doubtful he'd be the replacement for Billy unless an understudy performed until around the end of August. I'm not too sure how well he'd handle the dramatic scenes, but the comedy and singing would be spot on.
anmiller07
Leading Actor
joined:11/15/07
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/13/14 at 11:20am
Do we know for sure that Billy is leaving anytime soon? When asked (in April) how long he will stay with the show he said

Porter: As long as I can. Until something better comes along and that's a really tall order. I've gotten really picky in terms of where I'm going to go next as a performer. It's not going to be just anything. You know what I mean? The role is too good. The experience is too complete. The paycheck is fierce. I didn't shop for 13 years. I like clothes and cute things!

Seems like he would have known then if he was leaving this summer.
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