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Who's going to NPH's final performance in HEDWIG tonight?

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Anyone? Would love to hear about it!
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I am!!!! I cannot wait, I am freaking out.
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Do you think it will really be his last show or will the producers bring him back a la Nathan/Matthew or Bebe?
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^I don't think so. Doing this role 8 times a week probably took a lot out of him. He's probably done.
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He only did 7 shows a week. Not 8.
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What exactly is it that's soo draining? I mean, after seeing the show, i don' see what's soo hard about this show.
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Then he did his job and made it look easy.
if you're fascist and you know it wave your head band
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will be going to the lottery for sure. I saw on telecharge that there are no tix left.
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^ That's gonna be insane- Good luck!! I know it's gonna be crazy packed.
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yes i know! This will be my 52nd time going and never won.
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^ Keep the faith- Somebody's gotta win, and that person could be you!
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Hahahahaha are you sure you saw the show? I would love to see you put in these heels, dance around and jump around for 90 minutes straight while singing (and singing some very rough, hard rock songs).

Oh while connecting with the audience and making them laugh and cry with you. That is why NPH has a Tony and you sit on message boards downplaying his awesomeness
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And who did YOU used to be WLRH?
if you're fascist and you know it wave your head band
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Good luck!!!!
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what normally occurs at the last performance? Flowers for NPH? Speech? Celeb sighting?
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Wondering if Andrea Martin will make an appearance.
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Excuse me?
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@ WickedLittleRentHead - I could.

And in my opinion, i feel that there are a lot more draining roles then this on Broadway.
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Updated On: 8/17/14 at 01:49 PM
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Andrea Martin plays Hedwig's manager in the movie. At one point in the show, Hedwig asks if his manager is there. It would be funny if Andrea Martin made an appearance at NPH's last show.
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^^^That would be great!
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Oh you mean Phyllis Stein? Who's going to NPH's final performance in HEDWIG tonight?
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I'm waiting to hear what roles are more demanding than that of he'd wig.
<-----I'M TOTES ROLLING MY EYES
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Felicia in Priscilla: Queen of the Desert for one- The costumes, the heavy dance load, the costumes and the songs.
But MANY Chorus and ensemble members roles in shows appear to be more tasking. And if it's the heels people are using as evidence of how draining it is- Women have been wearing them for years on the stage in roles.

In my opinion, that role does not look that tasking. It's my opinion and it's not gonna change, just as yours won't either.
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But i will admit that not having an understudy and never missing a show is pretty awesome.
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What the hell is 'tasking'? I think you mean 'taxing'. And I think the role is difficult on a number of levels (the book scenes are tough-it's an emotional roller coaster of a role).

I don't think the question is whether there are harder roles (I'm a little sick of people using that to degrade someone's performance). How about just looking at this particular portrayal of it rather than asking if it's 'the hardest role'. That's not the right measurement of the quality of a performance, IMO.

Updated On: 8/17/14 at 04:03 PM

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