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Dolly tour replacement ideas #1
Posted: 5/2/19 at 3:17pm
Anyone have any thoughts as to who will take over when Betty is done?
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Dolly tour replacement ideas #2
Posted: 5/2/19 at 3:50pm
https://www.broadwayworld.com/board/readmessage.php?thread=1115749#5137261
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Dolly tour replacement ideas #3
Posted: 5/2/19 at 4:01pm

If they're continuing with "caucasian Tony nominees/winners over 55" (who've starred in more recent musicals than Betty B, and don't mean much at the box office) --

Beth Leavel
Judy Kaye
Faith Prince
Debra Monk
Carolee Carmello
Harriet Harris
Nancy Opel
Randy Graff
Dee Hoty
Isabel Keating

Saying it now before people bring it up again: Donna Murphy and Bernadette Peters ain't gonna do this on the road.

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Dolly tour replacement ideas #4
Posted: 5/2/19 at 4:14pm
Sandy Duncan?
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Dolly tour replacement ideas #5
Posted: 5/2/19 at 4:45pm

SomethingPeculiar said: "If they're continuing with "caucasian Tony nominees/winners over 55" (who've starred in more recent musicals than Betty B, and don't mean much at the box office) --

Beth Leavel
Judy Kaye
Faith Prince
Debra Monk
Carolee Carmello
Harriet Harris
Nancy Opel
Randy Graff
Dee Hoty
Isabel Keating

Saying it now before people bring it up again: Donna Murphy and Bernadette Peters ain't gonna do this on the road.
"

But what about Bette Midler 

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Dolly tour replacement ideas #6
Posted: 5/2/19 at 5:18pm

I'd fly to Kansas (I hate Kansas)  to see Carolee Carmello play the part

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Dolly tour replacement ideas #7
Posted: 5/2/19 at 5:19pm
In all seriousness Carolee or Beth Leavel would be fantastic.
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Dolly tour replacement ideas #8
Posted: 5/2/19 at 5:21pm

Is Betty going to leave soon?

 

 

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Dolly tour replacement ideas #9
Posted: 5/2/19 at 5:22pm

Skip23 said: "Is Betty going to leave soon?



"

She’s done after the Boston stop in August 

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Dolly tour replacement ideas #10
Posted: 5/2/19 at 5:27pm

Mike Barrett said: "But what about Bette Midler"

Dolly tour replacement ideas

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Dolly tour replacement ideas #11
Posted: 5/2/19 at 6:32pm

Valentina3 said: "I'd fly to Kansas (I hate Kansas) to see Carolee Carmello play the part"

Kansas City, Kansas or Kansas City, Missouri?

Darreyl with an L!
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Dolly tour replacement ideas #12
Posted: 5/2/19 at 9:34pm
Is the tour changing to a SETA contract?
A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
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Dolly tour replacement ideas #13
Posted: 5/3/19 at 11:30am

darreyl102 said: "Valentina3 said: "I'd fly to Kansas (I hate Kansas) to see Carolee Carmello play the part"

Kansas City, Kansas or Kansas City, Missouri?
"

I dislike both, but I was talking about Kansas City in Kansas state, lol (Americans really need to name their cities less confusingly, man)

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Dolly tour replacement ideas #14
Posted: 5/3/19 at 12:56pm

She doesn't have the name recognition, but I would love to see Harriet Harris do the part.

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Dolly tour replacement ideas #15
Posted: 5/3/19 at 1:19pm

I think folks are getting their hopes up. I'm pretty sure the understudies will be getting a bump. This tour has not done well. Even though folks like Leavel and Carmello are not household names, they are successful, respected and lauded working NYC actresses with sizable price tags. They ain't going on the road for peanuts. I think the producers are gonna bump standbys and understudies for modest salary increases. 

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Dolly tour replacement ideas #16
Posted: 5/3/19 at 1:22pm

Bettyboy72 said: "I think folks are getting their hopes up. I'm pretty sure the understudies will be getting a bump. This tour has not done well. Even though folks like Leavel and Carmello are not household names, they are successful, respected and lauded working NYC actresses with sizable price tags. They ain't going on the road for peanuts. I think the producers are gonna bump standbys and understudies for modest salary increases."

While I wouldn't be shocked to hear the tour not selling well, where did you get this info? I do know for the Boston run tickets just went on sale and they are not difficult to get at all. 

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Dolly tour replacement ideas #17
Posted: 5/3/19 at 1:33pm

Jumping off the points made by BettyBoy and others, it really comes down to:

-- is it flipping to a SETA tour?

-- Is Rudin producing the next leg of it, or is some tour production company buying it out?

If it's still Rudin, I could see him wanting to pony up the dough to pay "a Nancy Opel type" $3K a week, to get a good solid performer in the lead role, good reviews, and some press opportunities. If a company like Troika takes it over, they'd probably just bump up the understudies or cast people out of an EPA and pay them scale. (I'm sure Klea Blackhurst would do it in a second.)

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Dolly tour replacement ideas #18
Posted: 5/3/19 at 1:38pm

Mike Barrett said: "Bettyboy72 said: "I think folks are getting their hopes up. I'm pretty sure the understudies will be getting a bump. This tour has not done well. Even though folks like Leavel and Carmello are not household names, they are successful, respected and lauded working NYC actresses with sizable price tags. They ain't going on the road for peanuts. I think the producers are gonna bump standbys and understudies for modest salary increases."

While I wouldn't be shocked to hear the tour not selling well, where did you get this info? I do know for the Boston run tickets just went on sale and they are not difficult to get at all.
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I have friends in many of the tour cities who reported small houses when they saw it. It has popped up on Goldstar and other discount sites. I called Charlotte as my sister lives there and Im considering going. They said sales were modest and I could wait if I wasn't sure. 

 

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Dolly tour replacement ideas #19
Posted: 5/3/19 at 1:42pm

Bettyboy72 said: "Mike Barrett said: "Bettyboy72 said: "I think folks are getting their hopes up. I'm pretty sure the understudies will be getting a bump. This tour has not done well. Even though folks like Leavel and Carmello are not household names, they are successful, respected and lauded working NYC actresses with sizable price tags. They ain't going on the road for peanuts. I think the producers are gonna bump standbys and understudies for modest salary increases."

While I wouldn't be shocked to hear the tour not selling well, where did you get this info? I do know for the Boston run tickets just went on sale and they are not difficult to get at all.
"

I have friends in many of the tour cities who reported small houses when they saw it. It has popped up on Goldstar and other discount sites. I called Charlotte as my sister lives thereand Im considering going. They said sales were modest and I could wait if I wasn't sure.


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Bit sad to hear its not doing well but I guess Im not shocked. 

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Dolly tour replacement ideas #20
Posted: 5/3/19 at 3:20pm

Oh and also - I'd also like to throw in Keala Settle's name in the hat. She'd be on the younger side, but would be a fantastic, magnetic Dolly (who now have a somewhat recognizable name/face because of The Greatest Showman)

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Dolly tour replacement ideas #21
Posted: 5/3/19 at 4:35pm
RE: SETA tour.

They have a lot of split weeks for the 2019-2020 schedule. That's an indication that it'll be a SETA tour.
A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
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Dolly tour replacement ideas #22
Posted: 5/10/19 at 5:03pm

I've seen [random] social media posts over the past few days that imply Carolee is the next tour Dolly. Take with a grain of salt...but it would certainly be exciting casting for the theatre world!

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Dolly tour replacement ideas #23
Posted: 5/10/19 at 5:28pm
Wonder what she'd get paid on a SETA tour? Don't think they'll go for a Broadway name with the split weeks.
A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
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Dolly tour replacement ideas #24
Posted: 5/10/19 at 5:30pm
They aren’t doing split weeks..... well IBDB doesn’t indicate any
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Dolly tour replacement ideas #25
Posted: 5/10/19 at 5:43pm

I've been seeing social media posts as well the past few days, but today they've really picked up. I hope it's true, she'd be a marvelous Dolly!