Upcoming Waitress cast replacements?

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Posted: 9/19/18 at 9:56pm
Well holy hell. I saw it today and you can now add me to the list of Nicolette super fans. She was fantastic. My favorite Jenna.
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Upcoming Waitress cast replacements?#77
Posted: 9/19/18 at 10:24pm

WestEndGal said: "It’s only a month until Nicolette finishes her run as Jenna, on the 19th Oct. I wonder if they’ll be announcing a new Jenna soon - if it’s someone new to the role they’ll need 3 or 4 weeks of rehearsal. Or maybe Nicolette will extend? I also wonder if Sara might return for a bit though to help boost the grosses. They’ve really dropped since Kat McPhee finished her run, and Sara brings in huge numbers (or did previously)."

I would be shocked if she didn’t extend. It seems like shes having a lot of fun. 

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Upcoming Waitress cast replacements?#78
Posted: 9/20/18 at 12:33am

Bwayfan292 said: "WestEndGal said: "It’s only a month until Nicolette finishes her run as Jenna, on the 19th Oct. I wonder if they’ll be announcing a new Jenna soon - if it’s someone new to the role they’ll need 3 or 4 weeks of rehearsal. Or maybe Nicolette will extend? I also wonder if Sara might return for a bit though to help boost the grosses. They’ve really dropped since Kat McPhee finished her run, and Sara brings in huge numbers (or did previously)."

I would be shocked if she didn’t extend. It seems like shes having a lot of fun.
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I've been wondering if Nicolette would extend through the holidays and then turn it back over to Sara. If the show were headed to closing as some people have rumored on here, it would make sense for her to close it out (unless, for some reason, they brought back Jessie Mueller but that seems very unlikely).

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Upcoming Waitress cast replacements?#79
Posted: 9/20/18 at 12:44am

Todaytix has a note that Nicolette will be on till Oct 28th.

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Upcoming Waitress cast replacements?#80
Posted: 9/20/18 at 1:00am

MarilynMonroeSmash said: "Todaytix has a note that Nicolette will be on till Oct 28th."

I thought that was always her scheduled end date? 

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Posted: 9/20/18 at 1:01am

I thought I read originally it was Oct 19th about. I could just be completely wrong.

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Posted: 9/20/18 at 3:21am

Bwayfan292 said: "WestEndGal said: "It’s only a month until Nicolette finishes her run as Jenna, on the 19th Oct. I wonder if they’ll be announcing a new Jenna soon - if it’s someone new to the role they’ll need 3 or 4 weeks of rehearsal. Or maybe Nicolette will extend? I also wonder if Sara might return for a bit though to help boost the grosses. They’ve really dropped since Kat McPhee finished her run, and Sara brings in huge numbers (or did previously)."

I would be shocked if she didn’t extend. It seems like shes having a lot of fun.
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Yeah she could well extend, but I guess they gotta look at the economics of it all too, and might be looking to bring in more of a star name (if they can) who might boost the grosses. 

 

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Posted: 9/20/18 at 3:31am

msmp said: "Bwayfan292 said: "WestEndGal said: "It’s only a month until Nicolette finishes her run as Jenna, on the 19th Oct. I wonder if they’ll be announcing a new Jenna soon - if it’s someone new to the role they’ll need 3 or 4 weeks of rehearsal. Or maybe Nicolette will extend? I also wonder if Sara might return for a bit though to help boost the grosses. They’ve really dropped since Kat McPhee finished her run, and Sara brings in huge numbers (or did previously)."

I would be shocked if she didn’t extend. It seems like shes having a lot of fun.
"

I've been wondering if Nicolette would extend through the holidays and then turn it back over to Sara.Ifthe show were headed to closing as some people have rumored on here, it would make sense for her to close it out (unless, for some reason, they brought back Jessie Mueller but that seems very unlikely).
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I don’t see the show closing anytime soon but then I don’t know the economics of the show and what is profitable for it and the theatre. i.e. the past 4 weeks it’s been grossing in the $500-600k a week and I’m not sure if they can sustain those figures long term going forward. Sara is busy on other projects at the moment but I could still see her returning needs be and she wants to. Yeah don’t know about Jessie returning. Would be cool but unlikely altho she is jobless right now!

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Posted: 9/20/18 at 11:19am

so there was never any announcement regarding when katie and adam are leaving the show, but this facebook ad just popped up for me and it says october 13... has anyone heard anything?

couldn't post the photo so here's the link..

https://ibb.co/co58re

 

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Posted: 9/20/18 at 11:46am

michael122 said: "so there was never any announcement regarding when katie and adam are leaving the show, but this facebook ad just popped up for me and it says october 13... has anyone heard anything?

couldn't post the photo so here's the link..

https://ibb.co/co58re


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Thought I saw a comment from Adam that they were only in the show through the 6th a month or two ago .. 

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Upcoming Waitress cast replacements?#86
Posted: 9/20/18 at 11:48am
I didnt think they were that good anyway. Hopefully they can stunt cast dawn! And have unkown jennas!
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Posted: 9/20/18 at 12:21pm
Iím really hoping Billy Harrigan Tighe comes in as Doctor Pomatter
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Posted: 9/20/18 at 2:08pm

I would love it if Lenne Klingaman from the tour would take over as Dawn! She is suppose to leave tour in a few weeks.

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Posted: 9/20/18 at 9:31pm

Bwayfan292 said: "I didnt think they were that good anyway. Hopefully they can stunt cast dawn! And have unkown jennas!"

Katie and Adam were playing Dawn and Ogie when I saw the show most recently and I thought they were great! Adam especially. I don't think Katie has the best voice, but her acting was great and she had good chemistry with Adam, of course! lol

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Posted: 9/20/18 at 9:36pm

WestEndGal said: "Bwayfan292 said: "I didnt think they were that good anyway. Hopefully they can stunt cast dawn! And have unkown jennas!"

Katie and Adam were playing Dawn and Ogie when I saw the show most recently and I thought they were great! Adam especially. I don't think Katie has the best voice, but her acting was great and she had goodchemistry with Adam, of course! lol
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I wasnt a fan of Katie’s voice either, i felt like it didnt mesh well with the other voices. I thought adam was good but after getting used to having chris for so long, he was okay. And Haha!!!! Yes I will say they had amazing chemistry for obvious reasons lol!

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Posted: 9/20/18 at 10:42pm

She can't extend if they are having a "star" come in as Jenna and possibly Dr. P.  Her run is so short, so that would make sense in terms of schedules.  Nicolette is awesome though!

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Posted: 9/20/18 at 11:09pm

It was rumored on here back in 2016/2017  that Meghan Linsey from The Voice was supposed to replace Jessie but  got her posionous spider bite in early 2017 . She just posted a video of her singing SUTBM https://twitter.com/meghanlinsey/status/1039911663435173888?s=19

 

Edit: Found a recent article where she mentioned that she's been in contact with Barry W....https://countrymusictattletale.com/2018/09/17/could-meghan-linsey-be-destined-for-broadway/

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Posted: 9/20/18 at 11:26pm

Not that followers mean anything, but currently Nicoltte has more than Meghan, so with that information I dont think she would make much of a difference in the box office.

and by more I mean like 2,000 more. I had to look her up to see who she was. I feel like the people who dont see the voice they wont know who she is. 

 

In all honestly, I love this show alot. But its time to close up shop, the stunt casting is just boring and they grab literally any person with remote fame to take over. Which most of the audience have no clue who they even are. Let stephanie torns close this out or bring back Sara. 

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Posted: 9/21/18 at 12:08am
I like the stunts of Waitress.

Jason is like a bff of Sara.

McPhee is an actual Singer

And... Who else was a stunts?
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Posted: 9/21/18 at 2:59am
Please stunt cast the supporting roles and get Megan Hilty as Jenna. PLEASE.
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Posted: 9/21/18 at 7:36am
Audra is playing Dawn, with Danny Devito as Ogie.
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Posted: 9/21/18 at 9:31am

MadsonMelo said: "I like the stunts of Waitress.

Jason is like a bff of Sara.

McPhee is an actual Singer

And... Who else was a stunts?
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Yeah I think so far Waitress has done a great job with all their castings. And I don't really think they have stunt casted anyone so far - I see a stunt casting as someone who isn't really qualified for the role but is brought in only to sell tickets on name along. You can be a more famous name and not just be a Broadway actor but not be a "stunt actor" 

Maybe Jason didn't have the acting experience but he's a good singer and did a good job as Dr P. I mean, Sara hadn't done any acting professionally previously before her role in Waitress, but no one had an issue (I don't think) with her performing as Jenna!

And Kat McPhee has a Boston Conservatory background, and can sing and act, and just because it was her Broadway debut doesn't make it a stunt casting. Plus, as someone's who's seen all the Jennas except Stephanie and Nicolette, she was outstanding in the role - probably my fave Jenna tbh.

As for a real stunt casting, I would say only Al Roker really fits the bill on that one, lol!

 

 

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Posted: 9/21/18 at 8:36pm

Found this comment on Meghan's Instagram post...Meghan follows this account. She also reccently followed Nicolette and Katherine...

juliemorivaCan’t wait for you to play that guest role in @waitressmusical you will KILL not only the songs but the whole darn thang!!

 

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Posted: 9/21/18 at 8:53pm
Iíve said it before, but I really, really want to see Laura Bell Bundy take a shot at this.
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Posted: 9/22/18 at 1:58pm

michael122 said: "so there was never any announcement regarding when katie and adam are leaving the show, but this facebook ad just popped up for me and it says october 13... has anyone heard anything?

couldn't post the photo so here's the link..

https://ibb.co/co58re


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I got an email today saying Katie and Adam were leaving on October 7.

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