The performances of RAIN, Les Mis, and Jesus Christ Superstar for Philadelphia have been postponed and they're working toward rescheduling those dates with previous tickets being valid for new dates. Dear Evan Hansen there hasn't been any update yet, but more information is on coming.
^ I went Wednesday night last week and it definitely was noted on the board that he was out. It’s an Equity rule that you have to note in at least two ways (announcement before the show, a slip in the Playbill, or putting it on the understudy board).
When I went I walked over to take a picture of the understudy board (see photo below) and that’s when I found out Zach was on and it was then backed up by a slip in the Playbill.
I've seen Will a few times as Beetlejuice and he's amazing.
He brings his own energy and personality to the role and doesn't try to copy what Alex is doing. He doesn't do the gruff sounding voice that Alex does and he has some very fun and playful ad libs that he brings to the role (one of my favorites is he playfully tosses his hair during the monologue before the Maitlands are introduced). His voice is fantastic and he sings the heck out of the score and is
There's definitely a reason and I'm sure it's him being exhausted given the show plus press for To All The Boys I've Loved Before 2 and other projects. Why he hasn't acknowledged his absence, I don't understand.
I feel like if he had simply said something like not feeling well or resting and sorry to be out on Twitter/Instagram things would be much better understood.
I've seen both Michael and Zach and they're both great in their own ways, but there's just something very different and refreshing about the way Zach plays the role.
He brings a new energy to it that I've not seen in other Evans and he doesn't have the major ticks that a lot of them have and just comes across very real and natural if that makes sense. His voice is incredible and leads beautifully to the score and it is such a juxtaposition to his soft spoken Evan.&n
^Oh, absolutely. This definitely is a poor planning/timing thing and I'm surprised they wouldn't have had Zach and Josh (the Evan understudy) split off the time between Andrew and Jordan to allow for this to not be an issue. They're doing something similar with Dan covering for Connor between Alex leaving and David starting next week.
I really feel like if he's not going to be back next week, this should be addressed either by him or the production because it
I don't think Jordan is making any sort of graceful exit or anything, I think he overbooked himself and now is feeling that with everything going on at once. Evan is a taxing role and he even said himself how much of a toll it was taking on him in the interviews I've seen him do.
I really think this is simply him being overbooked and having too many plates spinning and the aftershocks of all of that. I feel like he's resting and will return sometime next week, but