Pretty Woman - NY Post Page Six - Understudy Saves the Day

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LOL at them calling Adam Pascal an understudy
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Emmaloucbway said: "LOL at them calling Adam Pascal an understudy "

That is rough

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I guess neither of you read the article. They don't call Pascal an understudy.
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CapnHook said: "I guess neither of you read the article. They don't call Pascal an understudy."

Yes they do, read the last sentence: “Understudy Adam Pascal is also filling in for Andy Karl...” 

 

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CapnHook said: "I guess neither of you read the article. They don't call Pascal an understudy."

It does.  "

Pretty Woman” understudies saved the musical during a performance Sunday afternoon, after its star got too sick to go on midshow.

Samantha Barks — who plays Vivian Ward, the Julia Roberts role in the movie — fell ill at the beginning of the matinee, leaving understudy Jillian Mueller to take over.

“The lead girl literally ran off sick after singing the second song,” an attendee told Page Six.

“The show stopped! The understudy came on and killed it. She was stunning.”

Understudy Adam Pascal is also filling in for Andy Karl as Edward Lewis, originally played by Richard Gere."

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What a ridiculous thing to write about, this is hardly the first time.


And CapnHook....my initial thought, too, but reading is fundamental
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Is Jillian related to Jessie?

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DottieD'Luscia said: "Is Jillian related to Jessie?"

Not that I'm aware of. She's been working on Broadway and regionally pretty consistently since she was a teenager, including the revival of Bye Bye Birdie. 

I agree it's a little ridiculous to write about an understudy who's literally just doing her job, but I guess they have to fill column inches somehow.

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Thanks, LarryD2!

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Shes on again tonight for Sam!
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I guess a headline saying "person does job for which they were hired" didn't convey as much information?

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Well they must have updated the article, because it does not refer to Adam Pascal as an understudy: "Adam Pascal is also filling in for Andy Karl as Edward Lewis, originally played by Richard Gere."

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While no one cares, the update IS more accurate.

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Samantha Barks was back in at today's matinee and was wonderful and in tremendous voice. Day saved... again.
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UncleCharlie said: "Samantha Barks was back in at today's matinee and was wonderful and in tremendous voice. Day saved... again."

It's like these people just feel the show must keep happening no matter what else is going on... 

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Fosse76 said: "Well they must have updated the article, because it does not refer to Adam Pascal as an understudy: "Adam Pascal is also filling in for Andy Karl as Edward Lewis, originally played by Richard Gere.""

I actually sent an email to the woman who wrote the article the other day correcting her error about Pascal.

 

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as this article is by the post, i think it’s only right to quote john mulaney here.

‘After that, under an angel is a hero. A hero is any man who does his job. You’ll a lot of times see headlines that are like, “Hero Tutor Teaches After School,” and you’re like “Yeah.”’
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I guess the show needs all the publicity it can get.

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Barks is on vacation this weekend and Jillian will be covering for her again. :)

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Anna Eilinsfeld is on as Vivian tonight and both shows tomorrow.
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She's on vacation the entire week and will return next Tuesday.