COMPANY starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone will open March 22

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Posted: 1/11/20 at 7:04pm
My guess is they will have one or two of the main cast understudy Bobbie and then have a group of swings/standbys to cover the rest of the roles.
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Posted: 1/11/20 at 7:42pm
I wonder if they are making the show “cheaper?” It seemed kind of tech heavy in London. And this seems to be smaller scale with actors pushing letters around?
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Posted: 1/11/20 at 7:58pm

SouthernCakes said: "I wonder if they are making the show “cheaper?” It seemed kind of tech heavy in London. And this seems to be smaller scale with actors pushing letters around? "

Not sure, but we’re the actors pushing around letters, actually confirmed, I thought that was a guess on how the letters might be utilized. But, the photo Robbie2 posted, the Broadway cast is standing in front of the 3 door set, that looks like the one they used during “You Could Drive A Person Crazy” in London. So it seems some of the set is staying the same. 

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Posted: 1/11/20 at 8:04pm
They’ve posted a couple set models on social media, it looks like the same set to me. I think the letters are just an addition.
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Posted: 1/11/20 at 8:28pm
Just noticed the letters were on rollers.
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Posted: 1/11/20 at 11:13pm
The set model that’s been posted looks exactly like the London production. The letters must be new additions.
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Posted: 1/12/20 at 6:09am

The London production did have an ensemble. They appeared here and there: the Another Hunded People montage, the nightclub scene with Joanne, the Tick Tock sequence... The five of them took a bow at the end of the show. 

In London they had an understudy for Andy, PJ and Theo; an understudy for Joanne and Sarah; an understudy for Paul, Peter and Jamie; an undestudy for David, Harry and Larry; and an understudy for Jenny and Susan. Jennifer Saayeng, who played Jenny, also covered Bobby. She went on quite a few times. I can see Nikki Renee Daniels and Rashidra Scott covering the role on Broadway.

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Posted: 1/12/20 at 10:00am

SamanthaCH said: "The London production did have an ensemble. They appeared here and there: the Another Hunded People montage, the nightclub scene with Joanne, the Tick Tock sequence... The five of them took a bow at the end of the show.

In London they had an understudy for Andy, PJ and Theo; an understudy for Joanne and Sarah; an understudy for Paul, Peter and Jamie; an undestudy for David, Harry and Larry; and an understudy for Jenny and Susan. Jennifer Saayeng, who played Jenny, also covered Bobby. She went on quite a few times. I can see Nikki Renee Daniels and Rashidra Scott covering the role on Broadway.
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Thank you! I knew I wasn’t crazy thinking that there might’ve been an ensemble in London. I didn’t see it in London, so I wasn’t totally sure. 

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Posted: 1/12/20 at 10:14am

SouthernCakes said: "I wonder if they are making the show “cheaper?” It seemed kind of tech heavy in London. And this seems to be smaller scale with actors pushing letters around? "

What makes you think actors are pushing letters around?

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Posted: 1/12/20 at 10:16pm

The Instagram Page posted a clip of 'You could Drive a Person Crazy' to their Story!

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Posted: 1/12/20 at 10:17pm
They’re on rollers! At least in the pic.
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Posted: 1/12/20 at 10:18pm

benfox2 said: "The Instagram Page posted a clip of 'You could Drive a Person Crazy' to their Story!"

The short clip sounds great! I can't wait to hear Katrina though. 

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Posted: 1/12/20 at 10:24pm
I wonder what press event they’re rehearsing for? They sound great.
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Posted: 1/12/20 at 10:30pm
I don’t know what press event in particular, but on one Instagram story they mentioned being in Omaha
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Posted: 1/12/20 at 10:38pm
Random!
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Posted: 1/13/20 at 6:52am

SouthernCakes said: "They’re on rollers! At least in the pic. "

Of course they are. How else do you expect them to be moved in, out, and around the rehearsal studio?

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Posted: 1/13/20 at 3:24pm

their latest pictures on instagram include a number of understudies... i only recognize the voice-from-the-gods Anisha Nagarajan...

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Posted: 1/13/20 at 3:26pm
Can we assume Nikki Renee Daniels is coveting Bobbie? In London the actress that played Nikki's role also covered (and performed) Bobbie.
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Posted: 1/13/20 at 5:24pm

If I had to guess, it'd be for a group sales event. 

"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
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Posted: 1/13/20 at 6:15pm

https://twitter.com/companybway/status/1216785693386661890?s=21

Here’s the pic with the yet to be announced understudies, swings, ensemble, whatever they’re calling it.
Looks like some great diverse additions to the cast.

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Posted: 1/13/20 at 6:24pm

ljay889 said: "https://twitter.com/companybway/status/1216785693386661890?s=21

Here’s the pic with the yet to be announced understudies, swings, ensemble, whatever they’re calling it.
Looks like some great diverse additions to the cast.
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The female standbys are Kathryn Allison, Britney Coleman and Anisha Nagarajan. 

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Posted: 1/13/20 at 6:27pm
Thank you for the names!
I don’t see a Joanne aged understudy yet, maybe it hasn’t been cast yet? Maybe Simard is covering the role, which would be kind of odd?
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Posted: 1/18/20 at 1:23pm

They’re already starting promote this as Friends meets Sex and the City, and I can’t blame them. I’ve said before that they need to tap into the Sex and the City audience.

Updated On: 1/18/20 at 01:23 PM
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Posted: 1/18/20 at 2:15pm

ljay889 said: "They’re already starting promote this as Friends meets Sex in the City, and I can’t blame them. I’ve said before that they need to tap into the Sex and the City audience."

Is there a "Sex in the City audience"?  The show ended 16 years ago!

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Posted: 1/18/20 at 2:50pm
The same thing could be said about Friends. They’re both still beloved properties. Both Sex and the City movies were box office successes, even though those were 10-12 years ago as well. I think it makes total sense for this production to angle the show as a mix of those two properties.



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