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TORCH SONG final performance

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TORCH SONG final performance#26
Posted: 1/8/19 at 2:00pm

Dollypop said: "I just hope Ward Horton doesn't abandon Broadway."

General consensus was that he wasn’t the strongest Off-Broadway, but IMO he was fantastic during this run. His chemistry with Michael was much stronger, and his performance was natural. It’s neat to see actors settle into that. 

I mentioned seeing the show multiple times and he kind of chuckled and said, “Oh, I bet you’ve seen a few iterations of Ed then.” Which I find really cool. I know it’s not “the norm” but I appreciate when a performance evolves over time and is fresh, as opposed to be stuck in a mold and grow stale. I noticed LBB did the same thing during her Legally Blonde run. 

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TORCH SONG final performance#27
Posted: 1/9/19 at 10:07am

I agree. I saw the show back in previews in early October and then again this past week and definitely saw more chemistry between Michael and Ward. 

I was thinking more about it and I don't think any of the cast members were out during the entire run. Right?

Anyways, I just read the news this morning that Jack diFalco will be at Ferryman starting mid-February as Shane Corcoran. Very happy for him!

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TORCH SONG final performance#28
Posted: 1/9/19 at 10:16am
Urie and Horton were never out (since so many people were craving a Will Blum or Claybourne Elder appearance), and neither was Mercedes Ruehl.

The other actors Im not so sure about.
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TORCH SONG final performance#29
Posted: 1/9/19 at 12:24pm
I couldnt attend closing, but I was there Saturday night for the second to last. It was magnificent and the energy was palpable. I also waited after and everyone happily signed for our small but ecstatic crowd. While waiting we noticed Donna Murphy coming out as she had just seen the show. Someone asked her if she liked it and she replied with an overjoyed yes!. Seems like this show had so much love from the industry. Its a shame it never found its audience.
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TORCH SONG final performance#30
Posted: 1/9/19 at 8:29pm

quizking101 said: "Urie and Horton were never out (since so many people were craving a Will Blum or Claybourne Elder appearance):.."

Yes! That’s why I waited so long to get tickets, hoping to see Claybourne. Still glad I got to see it although it would have been nice to see the understudies bow closing night.

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TORCH SONG final performance#31
Posted: 1/10/19 at 12:28pm

natashalost said: "quizking101 said: "Urie and Horton were never out (since so many people were craving a Will Blum or Claybourne Elder appearance):.."

Yes! That’s why I waited so long to get tickets, hoping to see Claybourne. Still glad I got to see it although it would have been nice to see the understudies bow closing night.
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Claybourne is so dreamy and I think would have made a great Ed. Yes I'll admit I was one of the people hoping to see Will or Claybourne perform (as well as Rob and Antoinette.) I thought about it more and given how Rob Morean covers Alan and Dave, technically it's possible for both Michael Hsu Rosen and Jack DiFalco to be out on the same performance and have Rob cover both of them! This case is true for Antoinette LaVecchia who covers Laurel and Ma Beckoff as well.

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TORCH SONG final performance#32
Posted: 1/11/19 at 8:22am

Wick3 said: "natashalost said: "quizking101 said: "Urie and Horton were never out (since so many people were craving a Will Blum or Claybourne Elder appearance):.."

Yes! That’s why I waited so long to get tickets, hoping to see Claybourne. Still glad I got to see it although it would have been nice to see the understudies bow closing night.
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Claybourne is so dreamy and I think would have made a great Ed. Yes I'll admit I was one of the people hoping to see Will or Claybourne perform (as well as Rob and Antoinette.) I thought about it more and given how Rob Morean covers Alan and Dave, technically it's possible for both Michael Hsu Rosen and Jack DiFalco to be out on the same performance and have Rob cover both of them! This case is true for Antoinette LaVecchia who covers Laurel and Ma Beckoff as well.
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Yes. Claybourne is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S


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