Betsy Wolfe as Elsa in FROZEN???

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Betsy Wolfe as Elsa in FROZEN???#1
Posted: 4/23/18 at 4:46pm

I was so excited about this. LOVE her voice and she actually looks like Elsa! This article made it seem like it was pretty official, but no announcement ever came from Disney? Does anyone know what ever happened with this?

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Broadways-FROZEN-Crowns-its-Fearless-Queen-Meet-Betsy-Wolfe-20160420

Updated On: 4/23/18 at 04:46 PM
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Betsy Wolfe as Elsa in FROZEN???#2
Posted: 4/23/18 at 4:48pm
Oh boy have you missed a lot
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Posted: 4/23/18 at 4:48pm

Aw....honey....I hate to break it to you, but that article is 2 years old, and, was for one of the workshops, I believe.  It's not happening in the near future.

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Posted: 4/23/18 at 4:49pm

Yes, Betsy did the workshop and when they got a new director....they got a new Elsa too

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Posted: 4/23/18 at 4:49pm

LOL no no yeah I knew they tapped her for the workshop, and that the workshop actors don't always make it to stage. but she seemed like SUCH a perfect fit for the role :/

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Posted: 4/23/18 at 4:50pm

linus84 said: "Yes, Betsy did the workshop and when they got a new director....they got a new Elsa too"

ohhhhh that sucks :/ I would have loved to see her as Elsa. 

 

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Betsy Wolfe as Elsa in FROZEN???#7
Posted: 4/23/18 at 4:51pm

Yeah, it fell through. Didn't Michael Grandage make some shady remark about Wolfe in an interview after the fact, too? Like how Caissie was "more what they were looking for" in Elsa?

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Posted: 4/23/18 at 4:54pm
It's a shame tbh. I think she would be a terrific Elsa. I hope she gets to do it but who knows at this point.
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Posted: 4/23/18 at 4:55pm

“Murin’s been with the show from the first reading, but Disney couldn’t offer her the part until she was paired with the right Elsa.

‘I needed someone who could act the role, which is difficult, who’s beautiful and on top of that is a belter,’ Grandage says. ‘Usually you have to prioritize. Caissie came in with it all.’”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2017/09/14/first-look-at-frozen-the-musical-already-melting-hearts-in-previews/amp/

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Betsy Wolfe as Elsa in FROZEN???#10
Posted: 4/23/18 at 4:55pm

linus84 said: "Yes, Betsy did the workshop and when they got a new director....they got a new Elsa too"

Well, seems they shoulda kept the old director . . . would have brought some edge to the show, I think.  As to Ms. Wolfe . . . I'll just say "not a fan" for a couple of reasons, and leave it at that.

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Posted: 4/23/18 at 4:57pm

Thanks for finding that, Jorge. So shady.

Betsy would've been incredible. The show is horrendous anyway, and while Caissie belts "Let It Go" to the rafters, I honestly thought she was only serviceable in the acting department. I couldn't help but think about Betsy during the show. 

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Posted: 4/23/18 at 4:58pm

‘I needed someone who could act the role, which is difficult, who’s beautiful and on top of that is a belter,’Grandage says. ‘Usually you have to prioritize. Caissie came in with it all.’”
 

well that was a crappy thing to say. LOL. sounds like this Grandage has a massive ego.

 

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Posted: 4/23/18 at 4:58pm
What I find so funny is that Betsy was in the first readings too. I'm sure she also recorded demos for the Lopezes as well. I think Betsy is a great actress as well as a great singer. Not to mention she IS beautiful.
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Posted: 4/23/18 at 5:30pm
I think Betsy would’ve been far superior. But I also think the entire show under its current direction is a sanitized bore.
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Posted: 4/23/18 at 5:43pm
I’ve also heard Betsy left on her own accord. I could see her leaving, due to the role of Elsa being dramatically downsized.

Did anyone on the boards get to see the Timbers workshops? Or at least know someone who did? Would really like to know what his version of the show was like.
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Posted: 4/23/18 at 5:51pm

Call_me_jorge said: "Did anyone on the boards get to see the Timbers workshops? Or at least know someone who did? Would really like to know what his version of the show was like."

 

OMG yes please!!!

 

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Posted: 4/23/18 at 7:49pm
I believe her husband is in the pit at Frozen. Maybe she'll replace? I only can hope I guess. I'd love to hear her sing some of elsa's new songs
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Posted: 4/23/18 at 7:55pm

broadwayboy223 said: "I believe her husband is in the pit at Frozen. Maybe she'll replace? I only can hope I guess. I'd love to hear her sing some of elsa's new songs"

 

correct. French horns. ??????

 

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Posted: 4/23/18 at 9:34pm

Did she have a boy or a girl?

 

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Posted: 4/23/18 at 9:35pm

CurtainPullDowner said: "Did she have a boy or a girl?

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Posted: 4/23/18 at 9:55pm

BroadwayRox3588 said: "An alien."

 

**dead**

 

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Posted: 4/23/18 at 10:35pm

I think it would be a shame if we never got to see her in some capacity do Elsa. She's literally perfect for the part.

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Posted: 4/24/18 at 4:06am

robskynyc said: "‘I needed someone who could act the role, which is difficult, who’s beautiful and on top of that is a belter,’Grandage says. ‘Usually you have to prioritize. Caissie came in with it all.’”


well that was a crappy thing to say. LOL. sounds like this Grandage has a massive ego.


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I don’t think that is necessary Grandage being ‘shadey’ but simply a director talking about the process of casting a particular role from scratch.

Directors want the cast of their choice, it’s entireky natural if you are taking on a project after a development period, that for whatever reason the producers felt needed to go a different way, that you as a director want a cast that, as far as possible comes with no baggage from the previous process.

A director like Grandage, is at the very least going to want a new leading lady, I cannot see a man with his ego agreeing to anything less than that. The quote on casting, to me is him speaking as though he is starting with a blank slate not as though he had to boot the previous actor for not having met the requirements.

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Posted: 4/24/18 at 5:34am
Not in a million years will she - or should she - replace in this show. She is a leading lady who deserves to originate Tony worthy roles.
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Posted: 4/24/18 at 7:44am

^Not at all how this industry works but ok