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bway.bitch
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SO I'm blacklisted#1
Posted: 12/31/19 at 12:34am

Hi, so let me rant

I recently auditioned for a revival (can't say, sorry) and I pulled understudy for a teen part. Well, in my contract it said "blah blah blah you get the part if ***** resigns blah blah blah" RIGHT? right. so, the director, (can't say who) decides to give the part to (can't say who) and my moms get mad and I drop out and NOW I'M BLACKLISTED AND CAN'T AUDITION FOR ANYTHING WITHOUT EMBARRASING MY ASS OF IN FRONT OF IMPORTANT PEOPLE WHO KNOW ME AS THE GIRL WHO RESIGNED BEFORE THE SHOW WAS EVEN ANNOUNCED (coming summer 2020 :))

 

so yeah, I'm pissed

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SO I'm blacklisted#2
Posted: 12/31/19 at 1:37am
cool story
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Posted: 12/31/19 at 2:10am

Someone I'm sure cares deeply about this (can't say who), but it isn't me.

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Posted: 12/31/19 at 2:43am
Hi Blacklisted, I'm dad
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SO I'm blacklisted#5
Posted: 12/31/19 at 3:39am

Thanks for sharing---welcome to 2020[and reality].

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SO I'm blacklisted#6
Posted: 12/31/19 at 4:17am

Try not to be embarrassed- and audition all you want- and just do your best. Eventually, this too will be forgotten- you are not a big star who has a lawsuit to contend with- this is really a small blip- just keep doing what you are doing and hope that someone will cast you- if you are talented and ambitious- it will work out for you.

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SO I'm blacklisted#7
Posted: 12/31/19 at 6:57am

Sounds like your mother is an albatross around your young neck.  Ditch her at your earliest convenience.  Also, stop screaming.

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SO I'm blacklisted#8
Posted: 12/31/19 at 7:03am
I'm switching out the old shower liner for a new one.
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Posted: 12/31/19 at 9:04am

Stop screaming (using caps) and move on. You are not some star that had a fit and they will remember, you are one of thousands who audition and this will be forgotten.

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Posted: 12/31/19 at 9:12am

Bro, this is silent gift if ever I saw one. Regardless of what transpired, if anyone remembers you from that blip, this is golden. It instantly singles you out and if your talent is there, it will be noticed more than any unknown auditioning. Take this as a blessing. Millions would kill for what happened to you in order to be singled out from a bunch of unknowns. Talent will win any day.

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SO I'm blacklisted#11
Posted: 12/31/19 at 9:23am

Are you that little girl from youtube who keeps trying to sing "I Will Always Love You," screams and drops F-bombs. Better luck next year. No one will remember this. 

"The sexual energy between the mother and son really concerns me!"-random woman behind me at Next to Normal "I want to meet him after and bang him!"-random woman who exposed her breasts at Rock of Ages, referring to James Carpinello
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SO I'm blacklisted#12
Posted: 12/31/19 at 11:21am

You are NOT Blacklisted.  Apparently, you do not understand the term.  You simply are embarrassed about your bad decision to withdraw from your, obviously, first Broadway show when there was no reason to do so.

This is not how professionals act. This is not how professionals react to having the role they are UNDERSTUDYING replaced long before the first rehearsal.  At this point you had value in the track you were cast in NOT in the more prestigious track.  As everyone else here  has written- be grateful the director found you have any value at all.

The FIRST Broadway contract is the most difficult one to get and your mothers have screwed this this one up.  Fortunately, you are young, there will be others.

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Posted: 12/31/19 at 1:59pm
Did you expect your first role to be the lead? And if not you’re out?

We’ve reached a new diva level ladies and gents!
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SO I'm blacklisted#14
Posted: 12/31/19 at 2:06pm
Don’t fret sweetie. High School is only a few years away.
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SO I'm blacklisted#15
Posted: 12/31/19 at 2:24pm

The really obvious question is - why is anyone responding to this troll who registered five seconds before he/she posted?  You think any of that post is real?  

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Posted: 12/31/19 at 3:13pm
I’m really not sure how to respond to the OP. The way she worded things is super confusing! Does she mean that they took the understudy track away from her and so she quit? Did they give her a different track?

I’m also not sure if she’s kidding or not. The show she’s talking about is obviously The Music Man (time frame/ they’re currently casting/ there are a few teen roles in that show/ etc.).

I’m a multiple award winning actor and I would KILL to sweep the stage after every performance of that show just to get into the building. If she really quit because of something so futile, I hope she is blacklisted. People like that have absolutely no grasp of the business or love of their craft. You shouldn’t be in this business for glamour, stardom and money. Sometimes that comes with the territory, but most of the time it doesn’t. You have to truly love what you do and love being in the room. And being in the room with those actors would have been life-changing for you. Typical child “l’m going to change the world” arrogance. One day she’ll grow up and understand the chance she missed.
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SO I'm blacklisted#17
Posted: 12/31/19 at 3:38pm

Well this sneaks in to being the most pointless, self-indulgent thread of the decade. Congrats.

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Posted: 12/31/19 at 3:50pm
If this is true, then I feel so sorry for the OP for turning down what is an incredible opportunity. I understand the feeling. But, OP, you are not blacklisted at all! You clearly still have a great future and lighting could strike twice for you.
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SO I'm blacklisted#19
Posted: 12/31/19 at 4:11pm

BillyComet said: " ... the show she’s talking about is obviously The Music Man..."

My guess is BRING IT ON - maybe a regional or junior high production - as the OP mentioned that show in a separate post about the same time.

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SO I'm blacklisted#20
Posted: 12/31/19 at 4:21pm
If you’re a teenager and don’t live in NYC, I can absolutely understand parents not being on board with uprooting you & your family’s entire life “just” (you know what I mean) to be an understudy.

There’s an American Theatre Wing video doc about the kids in School of Rock and they all talk about the impossible choices their families made to have the child be in the show. It’s not for everyone.
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SO I'm blacklisted#21
Posted: 12/31/19 at 4:21pm

OP: Good news. I just spoke to James Spader and he confirms you are NOT on The Blacklist. Hope this helps.

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SO I'm blacklisted#22
Posted: 12/31/19 at 4:23pm

yes, we know it's fake, as are quite a lot of the troll postings on here.  Sometimes, we just like playing along. HNY all! 

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SO I'm blacklisted#23
Posted: 12/31/19 at 5:19pm

BalconyClub said: "BillyComet said: " ...the show she’s talking about is obviouslyThe Music Man..."

My guess isBRING IT ON -maybe a regional or junior high production -as the OP mentioned that show in a separate post about the same time.
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Agreed that this is definitely a junior high/community theatre kid. Equity does not allow “conditional” contracts that can be withdrawn if they find someone they like better!  OP also could not have a hissy fit and storm out without breaching his/her contract. Definitely a troll post. 

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Posted: 12/31/19 at 5:23pm

My new favorite thread!!!

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SO I'm blacklisted#25
Posted: 12/31/19 at 6:39pm
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