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Posted: 2/21/19 at 1:54pm

Oh my GOD.

Was not expecting this (her returning to Broadway alone, let alone in this role) but I may or may not see this several more times. I adored her in Wicked, and she actually performed with Joey a few times as an Elphaba understudy! What a cool reunion.

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Posted: 2/21/19 at 2:46pm

_(•_&bullNext Jenna in Waitress_/ said: "You gotta give it up. That’s a huge stretch.

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No reason to be rude. There are plenty of show theories-no need to tell someone what they can believe. 

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Next Jenna in Waitress#53
Posted: 2/21/19 at 3:00pm

WestEndGal said: "Sarah329 said: "So what was the purpose of using the ads with Lucie Jones?"

I guess they just needed A Jenna for the posters with Joey and as she was probably doing her shoot for when / if she takes over from Kat in the West End they just used her! lol


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Betsy Wolfe has been on the tour playbills, posters, etc from the beginning and she’s never been even slightly affiliated with the tour. 

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Posted: 2/21/19 at 3:13pm

I wonder if they are going to re-do all the marketing to have Shoshana with Joey. 

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Posted: 2/21/19 at 7:06pm

on a side note, Torns will now have played Jenna a total of 18 weeks.

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Posted: 2/21/19 at 10:56pm

ACL2006 said: "on a side note, Torns will now have played Jenna a total of 18 weeks."

Am I correct in assuming that’s not counting the individual performances she filled in for as a regular understudy? Are those just the times she was scheduled to be on?  Or are you counting the unexpected understudy days as well. Just curious. Thanks. 

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Posted: 2/22/19 at 5:27am

KathyNYC2 said: "ACL2006 said: "on a side note, Torns will now have played Jenna a total of 18 weeks."

Am I correct in assuming that’s not counting the individual performances she filled in for as a regular understudy? Are those just the times she was scheduled to be on? Or are you counting the unexpected understudy days as well.Just curious. Thanks.
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This is just times when she's actually been listed as Jenna. 

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Posted: 2/22/19 at 9:02pm

First, YESSSSSS!

Second, off-topic b/c I don't want to bring back a three-year forum. I just came back from the TheaterBoards (UK) thread of the Waitress previews and our BWW thread of the Waitress previews. It is so interesting while we praised the show, TheaterBoards is panning it, calling it too "sweet," too "American," and too much like a sitcom. They especially hate the Dawn/Ogie story and they are bashing the hell out of Jack McBrayer's singing voice.

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Posted: 2/22/19 at 9:52pm

MannPhan24601 said: "Is Drew coming back after Joey leaves ? Shoshanna I believe is like the 5th person who's connected with Chris Mann to be cast in the show (They recorded a duet last year and have done a few concerts together over the years ) . He did some work with Kat McPhee in 2010 and is good friends with Katie Lowes & Adam Shapiro and Eric Bergen. He visited the show last July when he was in NY for "work reasons " for two days and posted about being in NYC last May for a meeting with Telsey. Don't know if it would happen but id love to see him as Pottamer"

pls. no more drew. he needs to move on (almost as much as Mandy Gonzalez needs to move on from Angelica)

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Posted: 2/22/19 at 10:39pm

disneybroadwayfan22 said: "First, YESSSSSS!

Second, off-topic b/c I don't want to bring back a three-year forum. Ijust came back from the TheaterBoards (UK) thread of the Waitress previews and our BWW thread of the Waitress previews. It is so interesting while we praised the show, TheaterBoards is panning it, calling it too "sweet," too "American," and too much like asitcom. They especially hate the Dawn/Ogie story and they arebashing the hell out of Jack McBrayer's singing voice.
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I'm surprised they don't like it over there

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Next Jenna in Waitress#61
Posted: 5/10/19 at 4:04pm
From what I can tell Lucie Jones will be replacing Kat in the London Production
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Posted: 5/10/19 at 4:05pm
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Posted: 5/10/19 at 6:44pm

Who's replacing Shoshana and Jeremy?

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Posted: 5/11/19 at 2:45am

James Kerrigan2 said: "Who's replacing Shoshana and Jeremy?"

I know people who claim they know people in casting so they know who’s coming in, but refuse to say. 

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Posted: 5/17/19 at 11:05am

magictodo123 said: "James Kerrigan2 said: "Who's replacing Shoshana and Jeremy?"

I know people who claim they know people in casting so they know who’s coming in, but refuse to say.
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I always feel like Waitress itself never knows until they actually officially announce it lol!

Talking of casting drama, Waitress London outdid Waitress Broadway yesterday when it comes to making a mess of marketing and casting announcements, by having Lucie Jones make her Jenna debut (as cover for Kat McPhee’s vacation) before she’s even been officially announced as the new Jenna, and a month before she’s officially meant to start (assuming it is her)! This led to mass twitter hysteria with people shouting at Waitress for disrespecting understudies and then fuelled rumors that Kat had left for good and wasn’t coming back, leading to Kat herself then having to reply to a fan demanding answers to say that yes she is coming back, and Sara replying to another irate fan telling them they respect understudies immensely and it’s dangerous to make assumptions when they don’t know the workings of show! 

DRAMA!!!! 

I do feel like Waitress brings a lot of this uncertainty on themselves though! 

 

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Posted: 5/17/19 at 11:10am

Im so confused... what drama is there? An understudy went on? If she's taking over for Kat McPhee when she's done and is her understudy she can still perform before her announced taking over of the role... 

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Posted: 5/17/19 at 11:39am

Mike Barrett said: "Im so confused... what drama is there? An understudy went on? If she's taking over for Kat McPhee when she's done and is her understudy she can still perform before her announced taking over of the role..."

Lucie’s not the understudy, but is apparently going to be the new Jenna when Katharine leaves on 15th June. It’s not been officially announced yet. But Lucie debuted as Jenna yesterday because Kat is on vacation for a few days without any sort of announcement (even though everyone had already worked it out) - so that’s why people were not happy at what they felt was a disrespect towards the understudies. I guess it was like a Pretty Woman type situation where they had Adam Pascal fill in when Andy Karl was away, instead of the understudy. 

Also, Lucie if you remember was the Jenna randomly on the posters in NYC with Joey McIntyre even though she never actually performed as Jenna on Broadway! 

 

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Posted: 5/17/19 at 12:14pm

WestEndGal said: "Mike Barrett said: "Im so confused... what drama is there? An understudy went on? If she's taking over for Kat McPhee when she's done and is her understudy she can still perform before her announced taking over of the role..."

Lucie’s not the understudy, but is apparently going to be the new Jenna when Katharine leaves on 15th June. It’s not been officially announced yet. But Lucie debuted as Jenna yesterday because Kat is on vacation for a few days without any sort of announcement (even though everyone had already worked it out) - sothat’s why people were not happy at what they felt was a disrespect towards the understudies. I guess it was like a Pretty Woman type situation where they had Adam Pascal fill in when Andy Karl was away, instead of the understudy.

Also, Lucie if you remember was the Jenna randomly on the posters in NYC with Joey McIntyre even though she never actually performed as Jenna on Broadway!


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I was following all this on Twitter last night too! It feels like the worst kept secret if Lucie's actually going to take over soon. I saw that the reception to her first performance was positive though. I think a lot of us will be following developments over the next few days...

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Posted: 5/17/19 at 2:04pm
Just a thought: could they bring in Caissie Levy (who was apparently approached to replace) as Jenna? Gavin as Dr. Pommator and Will as Earl?

Iíd pay regular price for a mini-Hair reunion like that.
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Posted: 5/17/19 at 4:57pm

alex814 said: "Just a thought: could they bring in Caissie Levy (who was apparently approached to replace) as Jenna? Gavin as Dr. Pommator and Will as Earl?

I’d pay regular price for a mini-Hair reunion like that.
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She extended her stay in Frozen, so that’s doubtful  

 

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Posted: 5/17/19 at 7:43pm

starcatchers said: "She extended her stay in Frozen, so that’s doubtful"

It was mostly wishful thinking on my part. 

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Posted: 5/18/19 at 4:04pm

I'm sorry--why does casting have to be a secret? There are plenty of people who aren't in the industry yet know people in casting so they know who the next Jenna is. Lucie drama aside, I really don't think it has to be unless they build it up as one. Which they haven't done as far as who will be Shoshana's replacement (yet).

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Posted: 5/18/19 at 10:23pm
Shoshana extended her stay until July 7th so I guess who the new Dr P will be will be the first question answered.
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Posted: 5/19/19 at 1:30pm

KathyNYC2 said: "Shoshana extended her stay until July 7th so I guess who the new Dr P will be will be the first question answered. "

Maybe JRB? I’d buy tickets with the quickness to see that!!!

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Posted: 5/19/19 at 11:01pm
Ok. Iím sure Iím being dense but who is JRB?