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Jackie Burns - IF/THEN

LindaDiLo
Swing
joined:9/4/14
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/4/14 at 02:43pm
I had the absolute PLEASURE of watching Ms. Burns perform in IF/THEN on Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 and she was FANTASTIC!!! I can't wait to see her perform again. I am a new fan!
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ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/4/14 at 02:51pm
ok
#sadandtransparent
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bwaydreamer
Understudy
joined:3/29/11
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/4/14 at 03:42pm
Is Idina out on vacation? Does anyone know?
neonlightsxo
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/08
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/4/14 at 03:47pm
^ No. She just missed one day last week.
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theatregeek6
Broadway Star
joined:6/19/13
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/4/14 at 03:51pm
Really want to see Jackie once in this role
Pootie2
Stand-by
joined:8/1/14
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/4/14 at 04:52pm
There are some planned dates, it seems. On Ticketmaster, 9/30 7pm, 10/1 2pm, 10/2 8pm.
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Elfuhbuh
Stand-by
joined:3/23/14
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/4/14 at 04:55pm
Yay! Jackie Burns deserves more spotlight, I think. I hope she gets her own starring role soon after she's done with If/Then.
broadwayfan1995
Understudy
joined:6/5/14
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/4/14 at 07:40pm
Glad to hear you enjoyed Jackie! She's wonderful. Whoever asked, Idina was out twice last week.. For Friday night and the Saturday matinee.

It's nice to see Jackie getting some positive exposure.
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wdwfreak
Broadway Legend
joined:10/14/08
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/4/14 at 08:04pm
^ Idina was out last Thursday night, back in Friday night, out Saturday matinee, and back Saturday night.
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veronicamae
Leading Actor
joined:7/13/09
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/4/14 at 08:25pm
She's out tonight - said last night she wasn't feeling well.
sharona39
Chorus Member
joined:7/26/14
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/5/14 at 09:51am
Is she out for the weekend?
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wdwfreak
Broadway Legend
joined:10/14/08
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/5/14 at 09:59am
^ Idina's absence since she is sick will be done on a show by show basis, so it's impossible to say how long Jackie will be on for. Idina could be back tonight, or Jackie could be on all weekend. it's hard to say
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steven22
Broadway Legend
joined:5/19/06
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/5/14 at 09:59am
Going to the Sunday mat. Hope Jackie is on for Idina.
Pootie2
Stand-by
joined:8/1/14
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/5/14 at 11:25am
This is a tough situation for them since September has all those 4-show weekends, too. Just imagining the pressure on Menzel especially since she's on stage and singing for 80% of it or whatever...

On the plus side, there didn't seem to be a huge meltdown of complaints across social media when Menzel was out for the last few days compared to May, I think. Word of Jackie's good performance must be getting out too. But if someone really wants to see Jackie specifically, those listed dates on Ticketmaster above are your best bet.




Updated On: 9/5/14 at 11:25 AM
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JayG 2
Stand-by
joined:12/19/12
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/5/14 at 12:15pm
I bought a ticket for Oct 1 when I heard Menzel would be out. Want to see the show, but no fan of the screeching leading lady. Glad to hear the sub is good.
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Auggie27
Broadway Legend
joined:10/13/03
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/5/14 at 04:05pm
The posted clips of Burns in the role should prove that her performance is a replica of the Menzel Elizabeth, appropriately. I saw the show with Menzel, have viewed Burns clips, and damned if she doesn't look and sound almost exactly like the star. I dare say, from the back of the house, you might swear it was Menzel. I won't get into the "screeching" nonsense, which always crops up with Menzel's vocals are discussed. But Burns sings the show very similarly. It's sort of silly to think she'd try to do anything otherwise.
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neonlightsxo
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/08
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/5/14 at 11:09pm
Anybody know if Idina was back tonight? Thanks.
getatme
Stand-by
joined:6/14/11
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/6/14 at 12:07am
She was back tonight.
South Florida
Stand-by
joined:5/2/08
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/6/14 at 08:04am
She was an amazing Elphaba on tour down here.
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LarryD2
Chorus Member
joined:9/1/14
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/6/14 at 08:09am
I saw the show with Menzel, have viewed Burns clips, and damned if she doesn't look and sound almost exactly like the star. I dare say, from the back of the house, you might swear it was Menzel.

There is definitely a closeness between the two interpretations of the role, and I'd say that Jackie Burns does as good a job as can be expected from a standby. But I miss that certain edge that makes Menzel's voice so interesting and, on a good night, quite thrilling. I'd love to see what Jenn Colella would do with the role, but I doubt she will ever get the chance to go on.
getatme
Stand-by
joined:6/14/11
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/6/14 at 01:14pm
Jackie is on again this afternoon. And Pearl Sun is on for LaChanze.
TFMH18
Stand-by
joined:1/10/13
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/6/14 at 03:39pm
Eesh and apparently James is out sick too. And with anthony still out, every principle role is being covered today. I heard last night there was an incident with Idina during " I Hate You." Anyone there last night who saw it?
Pootie2
Stand-by
joined:8/1/14
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/6/14 at 06:43pm
"Eesh and apparently James is out sick too. And with anthony still out, every principle role is being covered today. I heard last night there was an incident with Idina during " I Hate You." Anyone there last night who saw it?"


I didn't, but according to reports from those who did (via Twitter), Menzel broke character last night during that number and cried for a moment before recovering. She finished the show fine otherwise. Seems like a rough week for IF/THEN and Ms. Menzel. No idea about tonight, though.
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steven22
Broadway Legend
joined:5/19/06
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/6/14 at 06:51pm
i'm going to tomorrow's mat. I've seen Idina 4 times, Anthony twice, Curtis on for Anthony twice, and Charles on for James once.

Would be nice to see Jackie with a few other understudies. Really hope Anthony is back soon....
Pootie2
Stand-by
joined:8/1/14
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/6/14 at 06:59pm
I saw a comment on the IF/THEN FB page that Anthony is supposed to be back 9/16, but I don't know how reliable that source is.

Edited: Seems someone tweeted that Anthony is back TONIGHT. ?
Updated On: 9/6/14 at 06:59 PM
TFMH18
Stand-by
joined:1/10/13
Jackie Burns - IF/THEN
Posted: 9/6/14 at 07:36pm
"Menzel broke character last night during that number and cried for a moment before recovering."

Wow. That's pretty upsetting to hear. I hope everything is okay with her. She carries so much of that show, it must be quite hard on her. Hearing that she's out tonight as well. Wishing her a speedy recovery, from whatever it is that ails her.

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