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Carmen Cusack coming to Broadway?

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Carmen Cusack coming to Broadway?#1
Posted: 9/24/18 at 8:43am
Carmen just tweeted to advise of the cancellation of her 10/29 NYC concert due to an upcoming project she’ll be announcing when allowed... could this be Lempicka?
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Posted: 9/24/18 at 9:09am
If it is, then great. Finally a best musical winner I can stand behind.

PS - but this means there's a good chance Stephanie J Block won't win her Tony. No bueno.
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Posted: 9/24/18 at 9:30am

Rachel Chavkin, the director of Lempicka, is in London for assumably the rest of the year with Hadestown. Maybe Carmen is involved in a workshop or reading that requires her to be in the city?

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Posted: 9/24/18 at 9:35am

And isn't there speculation that Hadestown may come to Broadway in the spring after the London run?

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Posted: 9/24/18 at 9:46am

y'all dont understand how this business works, no one is announcing a show let alone a Broadway one on 4-6 weeks notice

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Posted: 9/24/18 at 9:55am

I don't think LEMPICKA is coming to Broadway right away. This could be an off-Broadway transfer to start. 

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Posted: 9/24/18 at 10:20am

Could be a reading of a new show.

Could be a guest role on TV.

Could be a regional production.

Could be almost anything. I guess we'll find out eventually!

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Posted: 9/24/18 at 1:44pm

jdln1973 said: "Carmen just tweeted to advise of the cancellation of her 10/29 NYC concert due to an upcoming project she’ll be announcing when allowed... could this be Lempicka?"

 

Lempicka is not coming to Broadway this season and nothing has discussed for a transfer.

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Posted: 9/24/18 at 1:57pm

And if anything, I'd think this takes her OUT of NY or she would more than likely be able to still do her gig.

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Posted: 9/24/18 at 7:20pm

Or it could be just an excuse. You never know.  

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Posted: 9/29/18 at 7:55pm

For what it's worth, it's definitely not Lempicka. There's a casting call on Backstage for the role of Rafaela for the lab at the end of November.

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Posted: 9/29/18 at 9:10pm

starcatchers said: "For what it's worth, it's definitely not Lempicka. There's a casting call on Backstage for the role of Rafaela for the lab at the end of November."

If this is true, I’m sad. I heard her performance was amazing. 

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Posted: 9/29/18 at 9:22pm

Imagine if the Chess revival actually came in and she was Florence.

That's not what this is.

But... imagine that... 

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Posted: 9/29/18 at 9:28pm

starcatchers said: "For what it's worth, it's definitely not Lempicka. There's a casting call on Backstage for the role of Rafaela for the lab at the end of November."
 

The casting notice for the EPA specifies that they're looking for an artist of color for Rafaela, so maybe they're going in a different direction for the show now? 

Lab runs Nov. 26-Dec. 21 in NYC.

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Posted: 9/29/18 at 11:27pm
I'm not surprised since Cynthia Ervio was originally attached but Carmen was SO good in the role
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Carmen Cusack coming to Broadway?#16
Posted: 9/30/18 at 12:55am

broadwayboy223 said: "I'm not surprised since Cynthia Ervio was originally attached but Carmen was SO good in the role"

Erivo played the title character in one of the Williamstown readings, not Cusack’s role.

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Posted: 9/30/18 at 7:04pm

Her cancelled date lines up with the Wicked 15th anniversary concert and she was a tour Elphaba so maybe she's involved. (Defying Gravity with a chorus of Elphies??)

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Posted: 10/1/18 at 12:22pm
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Carmen Cusack coming to Broadway?#19
Posted: 10/1/18 at 12:56pm

BroadwayConcierge said: "Looks like this is it!

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/LEMPICKA-Will-Get-NYC-Developmental-Lab-This-Fall-20181001
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As others have stated, Cusack is almost certainly not participating in this lab. The casting notice specifically states they're looking for a person of color for the part Cusack played. Cusack is not a person of color.

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Posted: 10/1/18 at 9:42pm

So what does this mean?

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Posted: 10/1/18 at 10:48pm

Niles Silvers said: "So what does this mean?"

It means she's probably not in this new Lab of it?

It does look like Eden Espinosa is still in it.

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Carmen Cusack coming to Broadway?#22
Posted: 10/25/18 at 7:39pm

It was just announced that Carmen Cusack is one of the newly announced cast members for the upcoming Mister Rogers biopic starring Tom Hanks.
https://deadline.com/2018/10/tom-hanks-mister-rogers-sony-film-cast-1202489575/