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Michelle Williams Vacation

justherehanging
Chorus Member
joined:4/15/12
Michelle Williams Vacation
Posted: 8/4/14 at 01:48pm
I got a notice she is on vacation August 5 to 10th, of course I have tickets to see the show.

How is the understudy?

Should I reschedule?
neonlightsxo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/29/08
Michelle Williams Vacation
Posted: 8/4/14 at 01:51pm
I saw Andrea Goss, she's perfectly fine.

I think people generally like her
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AngInFL79
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joined:1/16/08
Michelle Williams Vacation
Posted: 8/4/14 at 04:24pm
Where did you receive that notice Michelle would be on vacation? I have tickets for this Friday and would be seriously dissapointed to miss her in the show.

**Edited** Nevermind, I just spoke with Roundabout and they confirmed her vacation. I am really upset. One of the big draws for me to see Cabaret was to see Michelle in the role.
Updated On: 8/4/14 at 04:24 PM
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
Michelle Williams Vacation
Posted: 8/4/14 at 04:28pm
It's on the Roundabout's Cabaret website. She returns the 12th.
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Alix
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joined:9/10/03
Michelle Williams Vacation
Posted: 8/4/14 at 04:28pm
I have tickets for Saturday and I didn't get any sort of notification, either. It is on the website now, though. I've seen her twice already, but still a little bummed. Oh well--looking forward to seeing Andrea!

http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/Shows-Events/Cabaret.aspx
"The world only spins forward." ~ 'Angels in America'
AngInFL79
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joined:1/16/08
Michelle Williams Vacation
Posted: 8/4/14 at 05:00pm
I might add that while I understand that the actors need and are entitled to vacations, I think maybe these should be decided at the beginning of the run of the show. Especially for the above the marquee players. That way it is easier for those buying tickets and planning trips to decide when to go and be sure they'll get to see the actor they wanted to see, granted the actor doesn't get ill and cannot go on.

C'ste la vie. Looking forward to Alan and company put on a fantastic show.
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
Michelle Williams Vacation
Posted: 8/4/14 at 05:15pm
They do that with some shows, actually. But, July and August are when a lot of actors take their vacations, so if you can see a show before or after that, you should be in good shape.
Dilettante
AngInFL79
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joined:1/16/08
Michelle Williams Vacation
Posted: 8/4/14 at 05:22pm
Yeah, I see the logic in that. I guess that's why when I've seen shows in May or in the winter when I've visited NY I haven't had any issues. LOL.

Updated On: 8/4/14 at 05:22 PM
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Brick
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joined:11/21/06
Michelle Williams Vacation
Posted: 8/4/14 at 06:47pm
I agree it seems odd to not have that announced a couple in advance. I wasn't in a hurry to see this, so got tix a while back for that week.

She deserves a vacation, but I'm annoyed. I certainly would have seen it a week later.
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haterobics
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joined:3/29/14
Michelle Williams Vacation
Posted: 8/4/14 at 06:54pm
I'd imagine that vacation was added when she decided to extend her run in the show and, otherwise, her vacation would have just fallen after her last performance.
justherehanging
Chorus Member
joined:4/15/12
Michelle Williams Vacation
Posted: 8/4/14 at 08:27pm
They emailed me today ( Monday) They should plan and inform patrons in advance so is it worth seeing without her or see a different show?

COPY OF EMAILThis is a courtesy email from the Roundabout Theatre Company Audience Services Department.

We are contacting you to inform you that Michelle Williams is on vacation and will not be performing in the Saturday, August 09, 2014 at 8:00 PM performance of Cabaret. Her vacation is from August 5th through August 10th.

If you wish to exchange your seats for a different date, please contact Audience Services at 212.719.1300.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

Sincerely,

Audience Services, Roundabout Theatre Company

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haterobics
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joined:3/29/14
Michelle Williams Vacation
Posted: 8/4/14 at 08:36pm
Are they offering refunds? You say you might just see another show, but it only says you can exchange for another date, not get a refund in that e-mail.
Wick3
Understudy
joined:8/5/14
Michelle Williams Vacation
Posted: 8/5/14 at 07:51am
I have tickets to see the show on Thursday. Would it be possible to reschedule? I got a table with 4 friends back in January. I bought the tix at the box office so that's probably why I didn't get any notification.
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
Michelle Williams Vacation
Posted: 8/5/14 at 01:07pm
Yeah, just call their box office.
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rlb237
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joined:1/11/14
Michelle Williams Vacation
Posted: 8/5/14 at 03:04pm
I just saw this on 7/25, and nothing against Michelle, she was fine -- but I truly do not think you'll notice her absence all that much, unless you are a huge Michelle Williams fan. I don't mean that to sound bad or reflect poorly on her, because like I said, she was fine and I liked her performance. But to/for me, the show was made by Alan. I'd be a heckuva lot more upset if he was going on vacation when I had tickets.
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Alix
Broadway Star
joined:9/10/03
Michelle Williams Vacation
Posted: 8/7/14 at 10:18am
Just curious... Has anyone else with tickets for this week not received an email from Roundabout about Michelle's vacation? I've had tickets to the Saturday night show for months and haven't heard anything from them. I'm a Hiptix Gold member, bought my tickets through the website, and they show up in my account on their site with the correct date and time....
"The world only spins forward." ~ 'Angels in America'
neonlightsxo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/29/08
Michelle Williams Vacation
Posted: 8/7/14 at 10:28am
^ If you're looking to exchange you should just call them. Pretty sure they're not obligated to notify you in advance.
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Alix
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joined:9/10/03
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Posted: 8/7/14 at 10:49am
I'm not exchanging. I've seen Michelle twice, and Alan (and the show itself) is the real draw for me anyway. But if I WAS going to see Michelle and I WOULD exchange knowing she was out and I DIDN'T happen to already know she's on vacation, I'd be a little annoyed that I wasn't informed. Since I didn't get an email, I'm sure there are others who do fit that description and also haven't been notified. Mostly just trying to see if there's any pattern as to why many ticket holders have gotten emails and others didn't. Are those who said they have received notification Roundabout subscribers, perhaps?
"The world only spins forward." ~ 'Angels in America'
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Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
Michelle Williams Vacation
Posted: 8/7/14 at 11:41am
I'm a subscriber and I received no such email. I just joined this past January though, perhaps the members that have been subscribers forever and give them lots of extra cash are privy to these things.
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Wick3
Understudy
joined:8/5/14
Michelle Williams Vacation
Posted: 8/7/14 at 12:36pm
I didn't get any email either. I bought my tix back in December 2013 for tonight's show (got a table at $162 each). The only email I got was two days ago:
Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome!
On Thursday, August 07, 2014 at 8:00 PM, you will be attending a performance of Cabaret at Studio 54. Transformed into the Kit Kat Klub, the doors will open one hour prior to curtain with cocktails and small plates available for purchase before the show.

I thought about exchanging these tix but I already saw Michele Williams back three months ago and am excited to see the understudy. Just like you, I came to see the show. My friends and I all volunteer ushered back in 2001 and 2002 when we were college students. I saw the show 5 times for free doing that... so we're quite excited to be finally sitting down in orchestra in our own table! :)
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Alix
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joined:9/10/03
Michelle Williams Vacation
Posted: 8/7/14 at 12:48pm
Enjoy, Wick! :)
"The world only spins forward." ~ 'Angels in America'

 
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