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Posted by BwayinVan 2014-06-24 21:00:24


I see from twitter that Curtis Holbrook is on for Lucas tonight. Curious if anyone saw the show. I'm interested to hear how he did.

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Posted by Claudia Draper 2014-06-25 12:40:52


Me too.. anyone ?

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Posted by HighFlyingAdored97 2014-06-25 13:49:09


He's on for the matinee right now as well. I'll report back after the show is over.

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Posted by broadwayfan1995 2014-06-25 19:38:27


Saw on tumblr that he was great!! So far it looks like him and Jackie are the only understudies to have really gone on.

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Posted by getatme 2014-06-25 21:58:30


Pearl Sun was on for LaChanze a couple weeks ago. And Charles Hagerty was on for James Snyder last week.

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Posted by delongpre 2014-06-25 22:45:24


I saw Curtis yesterday and I was blown away by him. I saw Anthony in the show before and I have to say that Curtis gave the role a great twist. I loved Lucas' sarcasm and the edgy way Curtis played him. Bouncy, playful. He worked great with both Idina and Jason. I would try to catch him as Lucas if you can. He didn't stage door but that was a good choice because the crowd last night was nuts. I would love to tell him that he rocked the role.

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Posted by HighFlyingAdored97 2014-06-25 23:20:22


I thought he was... okay. I thought his vocals were kind of weak, and I found the character kind of annoying. I'm curious how Anthony Rapp plays Lucas.

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Posted by skylight2 2014-06-26 00:36:08


I saw Pearl Sun in the Kate role about 3 weeks back. She was ok I guess. Her vocals were a bit shaky.

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Posted by misto625 2014-06-26 01:16:46


I saw Charles Hagerty for James Snyder and thought he did a great job.

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Posted by Jufikar 2014-06-26 10:55:41


Does anyone know why Anthony was out, or how much longer he'll be out? I'm seeing the show Sunday, so I was wondering if he'd be out for that long.

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Posted by ethan231h 2014-06-30 17:13:13


Does anyone know when understudies will be on next in the show? I am seeing on Saturday for the Matinee!

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Posted by Jufikar 2014-07-01 20:38:10


I don't know. He was not in the matinee on Sunday. It's a little early to tell. If he's not in, then you will see Curtis Holbrook. He did not disappoint!

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Posted by AC126748 2014-07-03 14:44:03


Curtis Holbrook was still on as Lucas as of yesterday's matinee. No other understudies were on except for the person covering Holbrook's usual track.

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Posted by ethan231h 2014-07-03 17:31:37


I wonder if Curtis will still be in the show this weekend cause I imagine Anthony Rapp is taking a long vacation for the 4th!

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Posted by jkstheatrescene 2014-07-03 18:08:02


Saw the show on Wednesday (matinee. Happy to report that Curtis NAILED "both" Lucases! Sweet and charming, strong and brash, without a trace of whine - it was nice to see the character without and (intended or not) RENT subtext. Have to admit I preferred him yp Rapp.

And the guy in Curtis' track was excellent as well!

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Posted by ethan231h 2014-07-03 18:12:25


who is in Curtis's track?

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Posted by jkstheatrescene 2014-07-03 18:21:54


Marc De La Cruz

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Posted by ethan231h 2014-07-03 18:39:30


Thanks!

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Posted by ethan231h 2014-07-04 21:34:01


I wonder when Anthony will be back?

As of tonight he is still out.

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Posted by jkstheatrescene 2014-07-05 23:45:43


^^
Isn't this where someone on here starts a "I shouldn't really say anything, BUT... a friend of mine involved with the show says Anthony Rapp is IMPOSSIBLE backstage and has been let go" rumor?

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Posted by adamgreer 2014-07-06 00:30:02


I would love nothing more than for Rapp to be out next Sunday. I'd much rather see Curtis Hoobrook.

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Posted by delongpre 2014-07-06 01:00:36


Anthony still out tonight. We were wondering something along those lines. Curtis is pretty good in the role though he reads a bit younger than Idina. He really fits in with the cast. Love them all and the interplay during the show.....tonight Idina flubbed a line, apparently the same line she flubbed in the matinee, as she is getting on the subway.....and she pardoned herself and asked to do it over again....exited the stage and re-entered and did the line correctly.

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Posted by ethan231h 2014-07-06 07:36:19


I agree I saw Curtis today and thought he was great! Yes, a bit young for Idina but still played the role well!

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Posted by ethan231h 2014-07-06 07:36:27


I agree I saw Curtis today and thought he was great! Yes, a bit young for Idina but still played the role well!

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Posted by perfectlymarvelous 2014-07-06 10:30:03


I also saw Curtis on Friday night and thought he was wonderful. He is a bit younger than the rest of them but he worked extremely well with Idina and Jason Tam.

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Posted by LT101 2014-07-06 12:35:21


Curtis definitely sounds good on the recordings online. Has an almost sarcastic tone to the way he's singing the role.

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Posted by ethan231h 2014-07-06 13:34:03


Where are the audios?

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Posted by ethan231h 2014-07-06 14:07:52


oh, I found them! Does anyone know if there is full audio of the show?

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Posted by TheGingerBreadMan 2014-07-09 15:15:19


Has Anthony returned yet?

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Posted by AngInFL79 2014-07-09 15:49:21


Anthony tweeted that he will be out of If/Then for several weeks as he is recoving from knee surgery. I am dissapointed I'll miss him when I see the show next month. Hoping he has a speedy recovery.

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Posted by ethan231h 2014-07-09 16:19:50


don't be! Curtis is an amazing Lucas!

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Posted by promisespromises2 2014-07-09 17:33:45


Hoping his recovery is quick and smooth. Coming from someone who has played soccer in college, I've seen ACL's torn from the hardest impacts to someone just jogging. Glad the surgery is out of the way already!

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Posted by steven22 2014-07-09 20:15:26


Jackie is performing at Broadway in Bryant Park tomorrow, hoping she's on for Idina tomorrow night as well! I loved Idina the two times I saw her- but I'm a big fan of Jackie too!

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Posted by delongpre 2014-07-09 21:12:55


Why is Jackie doing Bryant Park? Who else from the cast is performing?

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Posted by broadwayfan1995 2014-07-09 23:31:15


^Jackie will be there as stated along with James Snyder, Jenn Colella, and LaChanze. I'm really happy they're giving Jackie a chance to promote the show!


Also, Stephanie Klemons was on as Elena for today's matinee (7/9)

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Posted by ILuv2shop531 2014-07-09 23:59:21


It is very common for many leads to opt out of doing Broadway in Bryant Park and other public appearances like these. steven22, chances are you will probably be seeing Idina.

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Posted by delongpre 2014-07-10 02:40:55


I think Idina in Bryant Park right now would be absolute mayhem. Will be happy to see the others and Jackie singing. Also looking forward to the Wicked cast. Haven't seen this incarnation yet.

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Posted by steven22 2014-07-12 22:27:07


I think Kristoffer Cusick is joining the cast this week. Not sure in what role...

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Posted by ethan231h 2014-07-12 22:33:41


he is taking over for Curtis while Curtis playes Lucas instead of just having swings Marc Delacruz and Charles Hagerty go on. I think this situation with Anthony recovering from surgery might turn into the same situation with Matilda with Craig Bierko and I can see Curtis take on the role full time! He is amazing the part!!!

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Posted by IdinaBellFoster 2014-07-13 02:58:04


Caught the show on Friday (7/11) and I hate to be so negative, but I found Curtis quite painful. His first number was EXCELLENT, so I had high hopes. But anything involving a nuance felt so painfully flat. The character (who I assume when Rapp plays the role) would normally be endearingly annoying, was just plain annoying.

And I disagree ethan231h, I would assume Rapp will be back in as soon as he can be. May be three months, but I still think he'll return.

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Posted by Littleshopofcarrie 2014-07-13 07:53:13


"I think Kristoffer Cusick is joining the cast this week. Not sure in what role..."

I think he's in the ensemble and covering Jason Tam's role.

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Posted by adamgreer 2014-07-13 08:21:41


Cusick is going into Holbrook's role while Holbrook is in Rapp's role.

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Posted by neonlightsxo 2014-07-14 09:47:54


IdinaBellFoster, I'm a fan of the show and Anthony's, but Lucas is annoying no matter who plays him. Look forward to catching Curtis's take.

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Posted by Will3700 2014-07-14 10:26:36


I saw Curtis in late June and he was very good However I love Anthony Rapp and was very disappointed I didnt get to see him perform. his role was the only understudy besides the role of Enjorlas that i saw in my 11 shows this trip.

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Posted by steven22 2014-07-28 20:41:27


Anyone knows of any dates that Jackie is going on? I know the show was cancelled two weeks ago because Idina was performing elsewhere, but I've seen Idina 3 times in the role and really hoping to catch Jackie or even Jenn as Elizabeth

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Posted by chrisampm2 2014-07-28 20:56:10


2 weeks ago, there was a schedule change, but it was still an 8 show week.

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Posted by TFMH18 2014-07-29 00:03:46


Unfortunately, as far as Jackie going on, I really wouldn't hold my breath. I highly doubt she will ever do it unless there's an emergency and Idina calls out, in which case there won't exactly be prior publicity. The show just loses far too much money without it's star

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Posted by Auggie27 2014-07-29 21:41:22


Yeah, in the great interview on the radio (posted at this site) Menzel said, "We don't like Jackie to go on." No, it wasn't necessarily glib or narcissistic. She amplified that having her name above the title for the first time in her career is a commercial reality/enormous responsibility. A star is a star, and she's part of the ticket price. This star clearly owns her obligation to filling the seats. This is what artists pray for, you know, stardom.

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Posted by steven22 2014-09-18 13:47:48


It looks lIke Kristoffer Cusick left now that Anthony is back and Curtis is back in his track. Megan Lewis also left her swing track and Alex Michael Stoll is now a swing.

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Posted by getatme 2014-09-18 14:23:54


I believe Alex Michael Stoll may just be a vacation swing as it appears Miguel Cervantes is on vacation this week, so they're one swing down with Marc delaCruz on for that track all week. Megan Lewis was in a similar position since she was there when Janet Krupin would be on for Stephanie Klemons all week.

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Posted by neonlightsxo 2014-09-18 14:24:38


Yep, Megan Lewis was a vacation swing I believe.