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disneybroadwayfan22
Broadway Legend
joined:2/10/13
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 04:34pm
How was their final performance? I heard all of the swings went out during the finale & curtain call. Besides that, was there anything else special?
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 04:37pm
What? They started at 3pm, how could you know about the finale that hasn't happened yet?
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brdway411
Broadway Star
joined:2/24/14
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 04:52pm
Was at the lottery this morning. they gave out over 100 tickets, they had the cast calling the winners One guy won ran up and hugged the whole cast. Very cute.
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disneybroadwayfan22
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joined:2/10/13
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 04:56pm
What? They started at 3pm, how could you know about the finale that hasn't happened yet?

Someone on Tumblr posted that her friend told her
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 05:03pm
Then that person must be predicting those things since it hasn't happened yet.
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loliveve
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joined:6/24/12
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 05:10pm
Maybe that happened yesterday?
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loliveve
Broadway Star
joined:6/24/12
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 05:29pm
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looks like it happened today.

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RW3
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/13
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 05:38pm
With the show closing, I hope the cast for the tour is announced soon.
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JohnyBroadway
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joined:4/10/12
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 05:43pm
Some have been predicting that Adam Kaplan will play Jack. Jeff Heimbrock from Book Of Mormon is in the cast.
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haterobics
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joined:3/29/14
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 06:21pm
Very enthusiastic crowd, several standing ovations throughout the show... not sure about the swings, etc., but Thomas Schumacher gave a speech at the end about how the show they originally expected to do 101 performance had over 1,000... most of the creative team took to the stage including Harvey and Howard Ashman, and they basically stayed onstage hugging and such while the orchestra played them out...
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Brave Sir Robin2
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joined:5/20/07
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 06:27pm
Howard Ashman was onstage? Did Disney bring out a hologram for the closing show? (Howard Ashman sadly passed away in 1991.)
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haterobics
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joined:3/29/14
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 06:28pm
Oops, I meant Alan Menken, heh.
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Brave Sir Robin2
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joined:5/20/07
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 06:28pm
That's what I was assuming :) happy closing, Newsies!
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haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 06:33pm
Their social media team is on the ball.

Final curtain call: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=761501573888185
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 07:22pm
Haterobics, I thought you were skipping it? Glad it was a good time!!
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haterobics
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joined:3/29/14
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 07:25pm
For rear mezzanine, I was busy. For front row mezzanine, I was available.
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 07:53pm
Haha. That's awesome great seats opened up. Great video, thanks for sharing.
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BWAYNerd2
Swing
joined:8/17/14
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Posted: 8/24/14 at 08:14pm
By now the newsies were like oldies.
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disneybroadwayfan22
Broadway Legend
joined:2/10/13
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Posted: 8/25/14 at 08:26am
I just heard at the end of Aladdin when the Genie was free, JIM paid tribute to Newsies, by saying he's finally going to Sante Fe. :)

And here is the Curtain Call speech:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyWkXaSwGTA
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
Updated On: 8/25/14 at 08:26 AM
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OperaBwayLover
Broadway Star
joined:5/17/07
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Posted: 8/25/14 at 12:04pm
Um...I just clicked on that link to the speech and it took me to 50Shadesthemusical.com. What gives?
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haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
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Posted: 8/25/14 at 12:05pm
No clue, the link is fine.
Liza's Headband
Broadway Legend
joined:5/28/13
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Posted: 8/25/14 at 12:08pm
"Some have been predicting that Adam Kaplan will play Jack"

Those who made the predication will be disappointed. Adam was passed on for someone else. I do not know who, but I know he was not cast in the national tour.
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disneybroadwayfan22
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joined:2/10/13
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Posted: 8/25/14 at 12:57pm
Um...I just clicked on that link to the speech and it took me to 50Shadesthemusical.com. What gives?

Wait, what? I just double checked, the link works fine. How did that happened?

Those who made the predication will be disappointed. Adam was passed on for someone else. I do not know who, but I know he was not cast in the national tour.

That's a little bit surprising that he didn't get the role or any part in the show because of his experience in Newsies
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
Liza's Headband
Broadway Legend
joined:5/28/13
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Posted: 8/25/14 at 01:08pm
From what I understand, he only auditioned for Jack and was not offered any other part. But casting is a fluid situation and this could always change. I was told about a month ago that someone else had been offered the role.
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
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Posted: 8/25/14 at 02:46pm
I was going to way how wrong that casting would be until I saw him perform Santa Fe. His voice is a little high, but other than that, he seems like a perfect Jack.


Adam Kaplan - Santa Fe
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sorano916
Leading Actor
joined:8/6/08
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Posted: 8/25/14 at 02:53pm
Actually, having seen him on for both role, I preferred him as Davey over Jack.

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