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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#101
Posted: 6/7/18 at 8:23am

RBJ will be leaving before August 5, 2018 according to this.

don't message me thinking im taylor trensch?? what would he be doing on bww?? you can't possibly be that dumb bye
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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#102
Posted: 6/7/18 at 9:15am

taylortrensch said: "RBJ will be leaving before August 5, 2018 according to this."

I am seeing the show again July 18 and was worried about when Rachel is leaving, so you just made my day!

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#103
Posted: 6/7/18 at 11:25am

bwaylistener said: "taylortrensch said: "RBJ will be leaving before August 5, 2018 according to this."

I am seeing the show again July 18 and was worried about when Rachel is leaving, so you just made my day!
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Yay, so happy to hear I lifted a weight off of your shoulders! Enjoy your show!

don't message me thinking im taylor trensch?? what would he be doing on bww?? you can't possibly be that dumb bye
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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#104
Posted: 6/7/18 at 11:53am
Wonder if anyone is leaving with her and who might be her replacement.
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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#105
Posted: 6/7/18 at 12:28pm

I mean, it doesnt exactly mean she is leaving on or before August 5th, it just may be when the offer is good till? However when she does eventually leave I would low key love Alice Ripley in the role. With Jessica Phillips (Diana understudy in N2N) being cast for the tour....

I would also love to see Kendra Kassebaum in the role!

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#106
Posted: 6/13/18 at 2:18pm
The new Jared began last night. It also looked like Michael Lee Brown was on for Evan. Has Taylor missed a scheduled performance at all during his run? Or could he be on vacation? Hoping to see him this week.
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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#107
Posted: 6/13/18 at 2:34pm

I personally would love to see Heidi Blickenstaff replace RBJ. 

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#108
Posted: 6/14/18 at 7:44am
We saw MLB last night as Evan Hansen and he is a phenomenal actor but my daughter, who listens to the soundtrack incessantly, had high expectations for the show and was a bit disappointed with his vocals. It did seem a bit of a stretch.
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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#109
Posted: 6/14/18 at 9:12am

Cleareyedidealist said: "We saw MLB last night as Evan Hansen and he is a phenomenal actor but my daughter, who listens to the soundtrack incessantly, had high expectations for the show and was a bit disappointed with his vocals. It did seem a bit of a stretch."

Well I mean, the cast album has Ben Platt - not Michael Lee Brown. Don't walk in expecting to hear Ben Platt lol 

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#110
Posted: 6/14/18 at 11:57am
So I guess I was understating it. It wasn’t just a “not Ben Platt” problem. Some of it (“Waving through a Window”) bordered on unpleasant. But he did have me in tears for most of the second act, so all in all, a brave performance.
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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#111
Posted: 6/14/18 at 11:59am
Taylor was back on last night. Did you happen to see the matinee or the night before?
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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#112
Posted: 6/14/18 at 12:03pm

Sorry to hear that I’ve seen most of the original understudies and I always liked MLB’s Evan because in terms of mannerisms and most songs he plays the role most similar  to Ben. I’m super excited to see Taylor in the role at the end of this summer though.

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#113
Posted: 6/14/18 at 2:31pm

Saw the show last week and it's in phenomenal shape. It was practically all adults in the orchestra, which was interesting. The second act in particular is very moving in this version.  

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#114
Posted: 6/16/18 at 2:39am
Saw the show for the first time last Saturday. I was underwhelmed by TT. His vocals left much to be desired.
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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#115
Posted: 6/16/18 at 8:41pm

ethan231h said: "I would also love to see Kendra Kassebaum in the role!"

Never gonna happen, she left CFA to be in Seattle for her son, I doubt she is coming back any time soon.

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#116
Posted: 6/17/18 at 8:33am

Has anyone seen the new Jared yet?  Would love to see some reviews!

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#117
Posted: 6/17/18 at 11:03am

I saw the matinee yesterday (6/16) and I like the cast changes.  My thoughts on each:

Sky - his laugh is not a "annoying" or loud as Will's. I liked him.  I was curious how he would be received  (please don't go off on me. Yes, I know there are POC that are jewish, but you have to admit, it's not the first mental image that comes to mind).  I think I heard a small reaction from the audience on his Rosh Hashanah line - but maybe not.

Phoenix - very strong vocals, felt less "mechanical" than Kristolyn.

Alex - loved his characterization! While Mike was dark and broody, Alex brought humor to Connor.  

Nicole - my first time seeing her. Excellent performance!

Unfortunately, MLB was not at his best Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread He didn't hit those high notes on WTAW, but by YWBF he sounded better. He was not feeling good/sick (chatted with a girl at SD who talked to him Friday night and said he sounded sick).  He was still great and I was in tears, as usual.

 

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#118
Posted: 6/17/18 at 11:24am

(Insert Clever Name) said: "ethan231h said: "Iwould also love to see Kendra Kassebaum in the role!"

Never gonna happen, she left CFA to be in Seattle for her son, I doubt she is coming back any time soon.
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I know its a long shot but it was just a "want"...I know she left NYC. 

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#119
Posted: 6/21/18 at 10:30pm

I saw the show again tonight. It’s my first time seeing it since before Ben left and holy hell, they should have just closed the show if they weren’t able to find an Evan who could

1) Sing
2) Act
3) Convey any sort of emotion

They should have just closed it. All of the OBC (minus Jennifer Laura) just looks BORED. For a show that really moved me immensely when I saw it before, it bored me to tears tonight and I couldn’t wait to get the hell out of there.

Updated On: 6/21/18 at 10:30 PM
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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#120
Posted: 6/21/18 at 10:54pm

Jordan Catalano said: "I saw the show again tonight. It’s my first time seeing it since before Ben left and holy hell, they should have just closed the show if they weren’t able to find an Evan who could

1) Sing
2) Act
3) Convey any sort of emotion

They should have just closed it. All of the OBC (minus Jennifer Laura) just looks BORED. For a show that really moved me immensely when I saw it before, it bored me to tears tonight and I couldn’t wait to get the hell out of there.
"

Maybe you just caught the show on an off night?

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#121
Posted: 6/21/18 at 11:17pm
Yeah, no.
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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#122
Posted: 6/22/18 at 2:01am

I heard awhile back that they wanted Carmen Cusack to replace RBJ, but don't know if thats on the table now with her doing Lempicka at Williamstown.

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#123
Posted: 6/22/18 at 2:19am
Julia Murney would be amazing.
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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#124
Posted: 6/22/18 at 7:48am
Carmen was one of the very first people I thought of for the role since the show opened. Hopefully she can do it at some point down run.
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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#125
Posted: 6/22/18 at 9:33am

I've really thought so much about this show since I stormed out of the theater last night. I was LIVID that they're charging money for what Trensch does (or doesn't do) on that stage. It's offensive to the entire production. 

I think they need to just clean house (minus Jennifer Laura, who's as stunning as she was on Opening Night). I'd love to see Evan and his Mom played by actors of a different race. That would be really interesting. Or just something - ANYTHING - to get a new Evan who has the ability to express emotions needed for this character. If you have tickets to the show, I'd sell them. There's no point in wasting your money right now.