Since Ramin has his show in London in January, does anyone know when he is leaving Anastasia or when his final show will be? Any thoughts on replacements?
I saw him post on instagram he is leaving (link: https://www.instagram.com/p/Baj96g1gpdK/)No idea on timing, he didn't mention. Sad to see him go but looking forward to seeing what he gets up to next, and hope he comes right back around!
Maybe he's taking over Phantom after Barbour leaves.
Lot666 said: "Maybe he's taking over Phantom after Barbour leaves."I'm of the "Oh dear god please no" camp on that one... But also he is scheduled to do some sort of concert series/show in London in January 2018, so I don't think he'll be moving next door.
labellaragazza1 said: "I'm of the "Oh dear god please no" camp on that one...But also he is scheduled to do some sort of concert series/showin London in January 2018, so I don't think he'll be moving next door."I'm a fan of Mr. Karimloo, but I've never really thought he was right for Phantom; he's simply far too physically attractive and even the makeup and mask can't hide it.
Ramin will never play the Phantom again, he said in a livestream that he doesn't think it will get any better than the 25th in London. I'm sure he was given very generous offers for the 30th in London, 25th on Broadway, Paris, etc. As much as I hate his Phantom, ANYONE is better than the current abomination. I really wish he would do it (Adelphi story aside)
I was going to say that Ramin said he's done with Phantom for good.A part of me hopes that I see him on the 8th b/c I love him, but on the other hand, I would love to see a new take on Gleb.
Maybe he's a bit young but Lucas Steele as a replacement for Gleb in Anastasia?Charming villain type role in Russia. I could see it. :)
Isn’t the whole point that Christine doesn’t choose Erik at the end is not because he’s ‘unattractive’ but because he’s extremely aggressive, violent, manipulative, abusive etc. Not to mention a murderer. “This haunted face holds no horror for me now. It’s in your soul that the true distortion lies.” I don’t think the physical attractiveness of the Phantom matters that much.
Ramin was replaced by an understudy tonight - how soon is he leaving?Even stranger, there was no slip of paper saying that his role would not be played by him! I've never heard of such a thing happening , the only explanation I could think of was that it was an extremely last minute change so there wasn't time to put the papers in the playbills? But then they could have announce it preshow... I was disappointed and confused. The understudy (Constantine) did a great job but I was looking forward to seeing Ramin before he left.
According to his Instagram Ramin was out tonight, because of a delayed/cancelled flight. So he isn’t gone just yet.
whitneym2 said: "Maybe he's a bit young but Lucas Steele as a replacement for Gleb in Anastasia?Charming villain type role in Russia. I could see it. :)"Their in the same age range supposedly so Lucas probably could, however I don’t think he would go for a part much smaller in comparison to Anatole
Eh, I mean a paycheck is a paycheck. That being said, I wish much bigger and better things for him.
"Anastasia" really doesn't need RK. The advance is still huge and the girl tweens are enthralled. That being said, a "name" might help sell more tickets.Now, imo, while it has some truly lovely songs and a nice score, the cast is fine, CA and MBP do their job, Act 1 is so long! It doesn't really shine until Act 2 with the quartet and "Paris". Caroline O'Connor and John Bolton really save that show a lot. The problem is the book.I wish RK well, he's a fine singer and actor; I'm sure he won't be hurting for work.
I adore Ramin in this show, but I'm also excited to have another Gleb. There's a lot of people who would work: Lucas Steele, Zachary Levi, Santino Fontana, Bryan Terell Clark, etc. I wonder when the announcement'll be made.
Leaving December 3.http://www.playbill.com/article/ramin-karimloo-sets-final-performance-in-broadways-anastasia
Wonder if Manoel Felciano, who originated the role in Hartford, might take over. Seriously doubt it as they took the character in another direction for Broadway.
based on INSTAGRAM it seemed like his wife was struggling with the long distance ..
100x more respect with Ramin putting his wife and sons first before his career. He had a great run with Anastasia anyway
He seems like a stand-up guy.... I think he is such a talent and a strong husband fatherAnd those muscles... OMG!
Skimbleshanks2 said: "based on INSTAGRAM it seemed like his wife was struggling with the long distance .."Was this in his insta story? If not, can you link?
Max von Essen is Karimloo's replacement!https://www.broadway.com/buzz/190107/tony-nominee-max-von-essen-to-join-anastasia-on-broadway/
Aw, yay Max!
I wonder what Ramin has lined up...hopefully he's not going into 30th anniversary Phantom, because enough already. I really would love to see him originate more parts.
off topic a bit but i’ve been into les miz a bit lately and i’m still sad there is no recording of Ramin as Jean Valjean. i love his voice!
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