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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#126
Posted: 6/22/18 at 9:57am
Updated On: 6/22/18 at 09:57 AM
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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#127
Posted: 6/22/18 at 9:58am

Jordan Catalano said: "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.
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I get where you're coming from. I saw it with Ben 3 times, the last time being his final performance, and, after seeing it with Taylor, I have no desire to see the show ever again.
 

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#128
Posted: 6/22/18 at 10:02am

I know a lot of people who’ve seen the show since Ben left (and before you ask yes they’d all seen the show with Ben in it as well) and they said while the show was different they still liked Taylor’s interpretation of the show and his character. I haven’t seen it with Taylor yet when he was first announced I thought he looked a bit old to be playing this character but I am interested to see the show in September and how I feel about the production after that.

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#129
Posted: 6/22/18 at 10:04am
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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#130
Posted: 6/22/18 at 10:24am

I had enough of the show after one viewing even after seeing Ben Platt in the role. I still don't understand why people like this show so much.

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#131
Posted: 6/22/18 at 10:32am
I saw the show two weeks ago for the first time since it was Off-Broadway and really, really loved it, especially Taylor Trensch. I actually preferred Taylor’s vocals to Ben Platt. Maybe Taylor was having an off night when you saw him in it, Jordan?
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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#132
Posted: 6/22/18 at 10:36am

Jordan Catalano said: "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.

Oh, MARY!  I was there too last night, and so sorry I missed the sight of you "storming out"!  Were you the guy with the flowing caftan who was tightly clutching his pearls??  For the record, the show is in EXCELLENT shape.  Yes, Taylor's performance is much different than Ben's and the singing isn't as effortless --- but it's a wonderfully acted performance, and the rest of the cast (especially the newcomers) all bring fresh and different takes on the show and their characters.  Sorry you ate some bad clams or something before the show and had a negative experience.  Cheers!

 

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#133
Posted: 6/22/18 at 10:38am
I highly doubt what I saw could be described as an “off night”. That phrase is in heavy use to justify awful performances. If an actor is good in a role, even an “off night” will still showcase their talents. I could see how Rachel maybe was having an “off night” last night since her voice is in pretty weak shape right now and she’s onviously ready to leave, but you could still see how wonderful she is and why she was so praised.
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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#134
Posted: 6/22/18 at 10:40am

JSquared2 said: "Jordan Catalano said: "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.

Oh, MARY! I was there too last night, and so sorry I missed the sight of you "storming out"! Were you the guywith the flowing caftan who was tightly clutching his pearls?? For the record, the show is in EXCELLENT shape. Yes, Taylor's performance is much different than Ben's and the singing isn't as effortless --- but it's a wonderfully acted performance, and the rest of the cast (especially the newcomers) all bring fresh and different takes onthe show and their characters. Sorry you ate somebad clams or something before the show and had a negative experience. Cheers!

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No. The show is not in excellent shape. But I’m glad you enjoyed it. 

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#135
Posted: 6/28/18 at 6:11pm

Does anyone know if Roman's the next Evan or an understudy? 

https://twitter.com/romanwbanks/status/1012416164956377089

 

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#136
Posted: 6/28/18 at 6:33pm

He’s a new Evan/Connor/Jared cover.

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#137
Posted: 6/28/18 at 6:34pm

He's an understudy who will take the place of BLR as he departs to prepare for the tour

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#139
Posted: 7/12/18 at 11:22am
That was unexpected. I’m sad to see Laura go, haven’t seen her since last August so don’t really know how she’s holding up. Very short notice though.
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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#140
Posted: 7/12/18 at 11:37am

So unexpected. Also the article notes that Olivia Puckett will play the role from July 17-29 so Mallory will take over then presumably.

I am happy for Laura. All the original OBC kid characters are gone. I wonder when Michael Park and Jennifer will leave

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#141
Posted: 7/12/18 at 11:43am

I love Laura and wish her the best!!! I was hoping Olivia would take over the role but also happy to see a fresh face make her bway debut! 

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#142
Posted: 7/12/18 at 1:13pm

Okay I guess the short notice is probably due to the fact that she’s been cast in a untitled upcoming tv project so happy for her!

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#143
Posted: 7/12/18 at 3:00pm
What an age gap between Mallory and Taylor....
Wonder when we’ll learn about Rachel’s replacement.
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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#144
Posted: 7/12/18 at 3:05pm

Call_me_jorge said: "What an age gap between Mallory and Taylor....
Wonder when we’ll learn about Rachel’s replacement.
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...huh? Who are Rachel and Taylor???

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#145
Posted: 7/12/18 at 3:07pm
I would assume Taylor is Taylor Trensch.
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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#146
Posted: 7/12/18 at 3:22pm

Solipsist234 said: "Call_me_jorge said: "What an age gap between Mallory and Taylor....
Wonder when we’ll learn about Rachel’s replacement.
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...huh? Who are Rachel and Taylor???
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I don't know man, Taylor is currently dating 20 year old Ben Levi Ross (in my profile photo actually). As for Rachel's replacement, nobody knows for sure. Rachel currently is Heidi Hansen on Broadway 

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#147
Posted: 7/12/18 at 5:56pm

dearalanaaaa said: "Solipsist234 said: "Call_me_jorge said: "What an age gap between Mallory and Taylor....
Wonder when we’ll learn about Rachel’s replacement.
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...huh? Who are Rachel and Taylor???
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I don't know man, Taylor is currently dating 20 year old Ben Levi Ross (in my profile photo actually). As for Rachel's replacement, nobody knows for sure. Rachel currently is Heidi Hansen on Broadway
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Subtle plug, I'm guessing? wink

Also, I feel really dumb right now! Taylor and Rachel are Taylor Trensch and Rachel Bay Jones. Whoops! Sorry, jorge's millennial garb threw me off! Carry on...

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#149
Posted: 7/16/18 at 11:26am

Lisa is INCREDIBLE. Could not be a better replacement .

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Dear Evan Hansen cast changes thread#150
Posted: 7/16/18 at 11:59am

I saw Lisa go on for Heidi during the week she came into the show last summer, and really enjoyed her take on the character, and what a voice!