There was also a situation during previews of the Falsettos revival where some type of bug was going through the cast and hit Stephanie J. Block and her understudy. They did not have another understudy at the time, so they brought in one of the swings (Stephanie Umoh) in the morning and taught her the role. She did the performance with script in hand.
When people complaint about the "high tech"/"gimmicky" nature of the use of the helicopter (either physically or as a projection) I wonder if they understand the importance of the scene. It must be absolutely clear that Chris did everything he could not to abandon Kim- having him shown essentially dragged kicking and screaming onto the helicopter is really the clearest way to do this.
I remember the sound in the original production was literally so loud
I'm glad Broadway's doing well enough for there to be THAT much competition for theaters but its still a shame.
Of course, we don't now whats going to happen with the upcoming shows- though they are using houses smaller than the Winter Garden, maybe there will be an unexpected closing freeing up a theatre Not to jump on the "judge before it opens" bandwagon, but if the West Side Story revival's changes prove unpopular, the Broadway may be free in time.&n
Based on the article below, it looks like the cast and other participants actually became uncomfortable with the piece. One could say they should still be willing to present shows that "challenge" the audience, but this is a better situation than the college cancelling it because the administration objected.
Even if it was just the administration, it looks like this is a private college which relies at least in part on subscriptions to finance its shows. Presumabl
Was there additional red tape the Shuberts needed to go through to build the annex that is part of the proposed renovations? I found one article that they had also sold the theatre's air rights, so if something is being built over it, there's a bunch more permits needed. I would assume the Shuberts would just keep booking the theatre until all the approvals are in place.
TanyaF said: "Mike M.. The understudy was Derrick Cobey... and I don’t think anyone else major was out although my insert seems not to be with my Playbill.
Thank you everyone for all the insight! I appreciate it"
He is not listed as an understudy in the opening night program at Playbill Vault. Of course, that could have changed. The only understudy listed is Preston Truman Boyd- who also understudies the male lead and First M
One slightly different take on this- there are times only a first name has been used and I don't recognize it immediately. I recognize "Patti," "Audra", "Bernadette", and the like but something like "Gina Claire" (as in Ginna Claire Mason in discussions of Wicked cast changes [using this as a potential example only, not saying it was actually used]) isn't something that immediately rings a bell with me, and I'd assume others as well. &
I thought of this when she passed, but realized decisions should not be made in the emotion of the moment. I'm not against a Carol Channing Theatre , but as other people have said there are a number of deserving honorees.
The said, Irving Berlin could be handled fairly simply without a complete name change. Recall that Berlin, and then his estate, co-owned the Music Box with the Shuberts until just a few years ago. Naming it "Irvi
Hopefully not starting (further) drama but... according to Colby Dezelick's (u/s Dmitri) intragram post from earlier today, he's going on as Dimitry tonight. From his post of yesterday, it looks like he went on last night as well. According to the show's site, Cody was supposed to be back yesterday (he had a week off, probably for some prior commitment).
Burn This was supposed to be the first production after the Hudson re-opened but had to be cancelled, I believe due to Jake G's schedule. If the same folks are involved in the new production, my guess is Burn This will be next. Of course, that (a) the guess of someone who admittedly has no knowledge how these things work behind the scenes and (b) uses logic, which is always dangerous to do.
The Cort has about 200 more seats than the Golden - they probably figure this will allow more people to see Lear (and let the producers make more money). I don't remember on timing of announcements- maybe Lear was announced for the Golden when it was still believed Network would be at the Cort?
I've never been in the Cort but couldn't the extra seats mean its unlikely folks who bought seats at the Golden would be at the back of the theatre?
How close to the stage are you sitting? The chandelier fall may be a bit triggering if you are too close and unprepared (though closing your eyes for a few moments will take care of it if thats an issue)
The newest Waverly is almost scary. I can't decide if the picture looks more like a wicked stepmother or one of the ladies from Arsenic and Old Lace. (Just so no one misinterprets- I am not bashing the actress' looks, just commenting about the picture (and the way they have her posed)).
Maybe they ditched the first one because it was "too pretty" given the plot of the play (a woman beginning to show signs of Alzheimer's and the effect on her fa
They made a specific announcement before SOR, specifically noting phones MUST be powered off and the signal would override muting, etc. I did not hear anything- the person I was with thought he heard something go off (though I usually have better hearing)- if it did, 2:18 happened to coincide with a louder moment of the show.
First, and most importantly, condolences to MosaicOwl and Jeff's family.
Could the reason "they" wanted him out was so they could hire an ensemble member who could cover the part? The idea being the part would be covered without having to pay a standby. To be clear I am in NO WAY saying the decision to do so, and especially how it was handled was acceptable. And obviously, I'm speculating. What doesn't make sense is the sudden need to save money.