Was very impressed with the new cast last night! Colleen Ballinger nailed it as Dawn, I was so impressed with her voice, comedic skills, and physicality (her little walk was great). Easily my favorite of all of the actresses who have played the role. Todrick was good too as Ogie.
Alison Luff is giving a star performance as Jenna. Her voice was stunning and she nailed the emotions of the character. Rest of the cast was great as usual.
Saw the show last Friday. Yikes, what a mess! Most of the cast looked bored as hell, starting with Amra Faye Wright, who makes it more than obvious she's been doing the show for almost 20 years. Desi Oakley has little to no stage presence, and while her vocals her fine, I kept forgetting her character existed. The Billy, Mama, and Amos were great but couldn't save the show. They need to clean out most of the cast and just close this already.
"Live Nation, The Araca Group and EBG (Entertainment Benefits Group) have just announced a new partnership that will bring a variety of artists to Broadway venues multiple times each year. In Residence on Broadway will run May through July 2019 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).
She was in Miami before London, so she hasn't been in NY for a while. She is also still promoting her tour, which begins the day before Stephanie's final performance, so if it was indeed Lucie, wouldn't they have just extended Stephanie until April 4th, when her tour is over?