If/Then Understudies

BwayinVan
Chorus Member
joined:1/24/14
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 6/24/14 at 09:00pm
I see from twitter that Curtis Holbrook is on for Lucas tonight. Curious if anyone saw the show. I'm interested to hear how he did.
Claudia Draper
Stand-by
joined:6/14/11
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 6/25/14 at 12:40pm
Me too.. anyone ?
HighFlyingAdored97
Understudy
joined:3/17/14
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 6/25/14 at 01:49pm
He's on for the matinee right now as well. I'll report back after the show is over.
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broadwayfan1995
Understudy
joined:6/5/14
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 6/25/14 at 07:38pm
Saw on tumblr that he was great!! So far it looks like him and Jackie are the only understudies to have really gone on.
getatme
Stand-by
joined:6/14/11
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 6/25/14 at 09:58pm
Pearl Sun was on for LaChanze a couple weeks ago. And Charles Hagerty was on for James Snyder last week.
delongpre
Understudy
joined:12/12/12
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 6/25/14 at 10:45pm
I saw Curtis yesterday and I was blown away by him. I saw Anthony in the show before and I have to say that Curtis gave the role a great twist. I loved Lucas' sarcasm and the edgy way Curtis played him. Bouncy, playful. He worked great with both Idina and Jason. I would try to catch him as Lucas if you can. He didn't stage door but that was a good choice because the crowd last night was nuts. I would love to tell him that he rocked the role.
HighFlyingAdored97
Understudy
joined:3/17/14
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 6/25/14 at 11:20pm
I thought he was... okay. I thought his vocals were kind of weak, and I found the character kind of annoying. I'm curious how Anthony Rapp plays Lucas.
"The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
skylight2
Understudy
joined:6/13/14
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 6/26/14 at 12:36am
I saw Pearl Sun in the Kate role about 3 weeks back. She was ok I guess. Her vocals were a bit shaky.
misto625
Broadway Star
joined:11/10/05
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 6/26/14 at 01:16am
I saw Charles Hagerty for James Snyder and thought he did a great job.
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Jufikar
Swing
joined:6/22/14
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 6/26/14 at 10:55am
Does anyone know why Anthony was out, or how much longer he'll be out? I'm seeing the show Sunday, so I was wondering if he'd be out for that long.
ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 6/30/14 at 05:13pm
Does anyone know when understudies will be on next in the show? I am seeing on Saturday for the Matinee!
Jufikar
Swing
joined:6/22/14
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 7/1/14 at 08:38pm
I don't know. He was not in the matinee on Sunday. It's a little early to tell. If he's not in, then you will see Curtis Holbrook. He did not disappoint!
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 7/3/14 at 02:44pm
Curtis Holbrook was still on as Lucas as of yesterday's matinee. No other understudies were on except for the person covering Holbrook's usual track.
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ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 7/3/14 at 05:31pm
I wonder if Curtis will still be in the show this weekend cause I imagine Anthony Rapp is taking a long vacation for the 4th!
jkstheatrescene
Understudy
joined:4/18/13
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 7/3/14 at 06:08pm
Saw the show on Wednesday (matinee. Happy to report that Curtis NAILED "both" Lucases! Sweet and charming, strong and brash, without a trace of whine - it was nice to see the character without and (intended or not) RENT subtext. Have to admit I preferred him yp Rapp.

And the guy in Curtis' track was excellent as well!
Favorite shows of the 2013 - 2014 season (so far): Fun Home, The Glass Menagerie, After Midnight, The Bridges of Madison County, If/Then, The Most Happy Fella
ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 7/3/14 at 06:12pm
who is in Curtis's track?
jkstheatrescene
Understudy
joined:4/18/13
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 7/3/14 at 06:21pm
Marc De La Cruz
Favorite shows of the 2013 - 2014 season (so far): Fun Home, The Glass Menagerie, After Midnight, The Bridges of Madison County, If/Then, The Most Happy Fella
ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 7/3/14 at 06:39pm
Thanks!
ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 7/4/14 at 09:34pm
I wonder when Anthony will be back?

As of tonight he is still out.
Updated On: 7/4/14 at 09:34 PM
jkstheatrescene
Understudy
joined:4/18/13
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 7/5/14 at 11:45pm
^^
Isn't this where someone on here starts a "I shouldn't really say anything, BUT... a friend of mine involved with the show says Anthony Rapp is IMPOSSIBLE backstage and has been let go" rumor?
Favorite shows of the 2013 - 2014 season (so far): Fun Home, The Glass Menagerie, After Midnight, The Bridges of Madison County, If/Then, The Most Happy Fella
adamgreer
Broadway Legend
joined:3/18/05
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 7/6/14 at 12:30am
I would love nothing more than for Rapp to be out next Sunday. I'd much rather see Curtis Hoobrook.

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delongpre
Understudy
joined:12/12/12
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 7/6/14 at 01:00am
Anthony still out tonight. We were wondering something along those lines. Curtis is pretty good in the role though he reads a bit younger than Idina. He really fits in with the cast. Love them all and the interplay during the show.....tonight Idina flubbed a line, apparently the same line she flubbed in the matinee, as she is getting on the subway.....and she pardoned herself and asked to do it over again....exited the stage and re-entered and did the line correctly.
ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 7/6/14 at 07:36am
I agree I saw Curtis today and thought he was great! Yes, a bit young for Idina but still played the role well!
ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 7/6/14 at 07:36am
I agree I saw Curtis today and thought he was great! Yes, a bit young for Idina but still played the role well!
perfectlymarvelous
Broadway Legend
joined:5/21/07
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 7/6/14 at 10:30am
I also saw Curtis on Friday night and thought he was wonderful. He is a bit younger than the rest of them but he worked extremely well with Idina and Jason Tam.
LT101
Swing
joined:10/15/05
If/Then Understudies
Posted: 7/6/14 at 12:35pm
Curtis definitely sounds good on the recordings online. Has an almost sarcastic tone to the way he's singing the role.

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