So whos going tomorrow for the temporary cast change. Cant wait to hear how Glick does! Im going Saturday and am very excited!
I'm a Gideon Glick fan and am excited to hear how he does. It'll be his first musical in 7 years (per his twitter) and seems like the perfect opportunity to for him to dip his toes back in the waters. I wonder if Groff's "scheduled leave" was purposefully set up for this reason given it lines up perfectly with TKAM's cast change. (If so it makes everything so much adorable)
I know this is at the end of Glick's stint, so others will most likely report back before I do, but I have tickets for the 15th. Super pumped to see him as Seymour and to see this show with such a star-studded cast.
Very excited to hear reports. Still holding out hope it extends next year with him in it. My wallet is ready XD
Rosette3 said: "I wonder if Groff's "scheduled leave" was purposefully set up for this reason given it lines up perfectly with TKAM's cast change. (If so it makes everything so much adorable)"It wasn’t, Groff is taking the next 2 weeks off to do Frozen 2 promo. Just a happy coincidence.
Any reports from tonight?
I was there last night. Glick was wonderful: adorably rubbery and faux-clumsy movements and beautiful singing in contrast. Couldn’t imagine a better performance.
So happy to hear he gave a great performance! I’m sure every day he’ll get better and then, it will be time to leave.
Was at this evenings performance- what a production! Frothy fun with such excellent, grounded moments.Glick shines tremendously and approaches every moment with earnestness and sincerity. And he sounds divine. I do hope he returns if Groff decides to depart again for another engagement.
Sounds like he's doing great in the show. Looking forward to Saturday night. I would like to hear he returns too, but it looks like it's closing on 1/19.
^I was kind of hoping for another extension, too, specifically to let Glick take over. I love Groff, and thought he was terrific....but I'd really love to see Gideon in a leading role, and I have no doubt he's knocking it out of the park.
I wouldn't rule out further extensions just yet.
I saw the matinee yesterday and agree with seaweedjstubbs. For me it was fun but there were more than a handful of moments where he would do something just a bit off and I would think "oh I bet Groff nails that!" It was also his second time in the show so I bet they're not all in sync yet.Also agree about Blanchard. She brought the emotion when needed but didn't seem to have command over the vocals or the character.For me, the puppet steals the show. It's always been my favorite part and from the operation of it to the voice acting, it was the best bit to me.Borle is, as expected, just great in all of his numerous roles.
I made a return to visit to Skid Row tonight to see Gideon Glick as Seymour and Tammy Blanchard as Audrey (she was out the first time I saw this with Jonathan Groff). I still think that this is a perfect production of a perfect show. It was extremely interesting to see the show with two new leads.I will start with Gideon Glick. This has got to be one of the absolute **BEST** casting choices made in a long time. His Seymour is adorably clumsy, awkward, yet so incredibly charming. I liked Groff just fine, but Gideon Glick takes this character to new heights. His acting chops are phenomenal, and his vocals are extremely impressive. This is truly a role he was born to play. I LOVED him.Then there’s Tammy Blanchard. I was disappointed when she was out the first time I saw this as she was the one I was most excited to see. I didn’t realize just how good I had it with seeing her (wonderful) understudy, Chelsea Turbin, until I saw Tammy Blanchard’s utterly bizarre performance tonight. I have no idea what the hell she was doing or even what planet she was on, but she played Audrey like an intoxicated and drugged out woman. Easily one of the strangest performances I have ever seen on a stage in recent memory.Christian Borle continues to wow and nail the comedy. He’s a comic genius, and it’s always a treat to see him onstage. Seeing him and Glick share the stage during the dentist scene was one of those rare magical theatrical moments when you have two perfectly cast talents who are so in their elements that is just feels like magic.I cannot recommend this production highly enough, no matter who you see in the cast. I definitely prefer Gideon Glick’s Seymour to Groff’s, and Chelsea Turbin’s Audrey to Blanchard’s, but this is still a must see production no matter which combination of the cast you get.
I have to agree with all the negative Tammy comments here. She was bizarre and seemed drunk or high. I did not care for her singing either. However, I do feel she could have been from Skid Row. I just know someone else could have played it much better. Gideon was perfect but hard to hear in the Dentist's office but really let loose a few times perfectly. And Borle, what can I say, except, perfection achieved!
Saw it last night.Agree Gideon is wonderfully cast. Disagree about Blanchard's take on the role, which I found to be unique and refreshing. Her voice isn't the strongest, though she was also crying before Suddenly Seymour, which is never good for the voice.Boyle is indeed a comic genius. He's having a blast up there and it shows. Hell, they all are.Mayer's production is pretty fantastic.
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