New Lydia Deetz ( who do you think should replace Sophia Anne Caruso ) - Page 4

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"Wow that’s cool. Didanyone happen to be there for her final Wednesday performance last week? Was there anythingsignificant about it?"

My sisters did for the second time (they couldn't get tickets for the night I went) while I went to ripleys (I'm a local, but was bored) and they said they would've had no idea. No special speech or bow, or difference from when they went in December.

 

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I just think it’s so shady that besides the one sentence press statement. the production hasn’t even mentioned a word about Sophia. No posts on Instagram saying “ farewell. Thank you “ nothing. Just right into “
Pressley is our lydia “ I find it very cold and hurtful towards Sophia. It’s as if Alex Brightman left and they didn’t even mention a word about him. Then go “ MEET OUR NEW BEETLEJUICE!” ... it’s kind of a deliberate slap in her face. All the hard work and YEARS she spent with that production.
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Tommymac 2 said: "I just think it’s so shady that besides the one sentence press statement. the production hasn’t even mentioned a word about Sophia. No posts on Instagram saying “ farewell. Thank you “ nothing. Just right into “
Pressley is our lydia “ I find it very cold and hurtful towards Sophia. It’s as if Alex Brightman left and they didn’t even mention a word about him. Then go “ MEET OUR NEW BEETLEJUICE!” ... it’s kind of a deliberate slap in her face. All the hard work and YEARS she spent with that production.
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Seems like more evidence that she was fired...

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You are quite emotionally invested in something you're (presumably) not involved in.

It's weird, it sucks, life moves on, and maybe we'll find out more info in someone's memoir or talkback in 5-20 years.

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LizzieCurry said: "You are quite emotionally invested in something you're (presumably) not involved in.

It's weird, it sucks, life moves on, and maybe we'll find out more info in someone's memoir or talkback in 5-20 years.
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It's also an odd coincidence that Tommymac2 joined this board the same day the news broke... 

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LizzieCurry said: "You are quite emotionally invested in something you're (presumably) not involved in.

It's weird, it sucks, life moves on, and maybe we'll find out more info in someone's memoir or talkback in 5-20 years.
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I think anyone who has seen the show multiple times from the previews in dc to the final production in NY would have some sort of emotional investment in the production. And feel some kind of way about this. 

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You don't usually celebrate people that leave because they were fired.  And if she wasn't, and the abruptness of her leaving was her choice (it wasn't) then they aren't going to be too pleased to have been put in this predicament.

These are professionals at work, not girl scouts doing each other's hair.

 

Good catch on that, Jsquared.  

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Tommy, you are presuming sentimentality on the part of the creative team. Listen to dramamama611.

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Tommymac 2 said: "I find it very cold and hurtful towards Sophia. It’s as if Alex Brightman left and they didn’t even mention a word about him. Then go “ MEET OUR NEW BEETLEJUICE!” ... it’s kind of a deliberate slap in her face. All the hard work and YEARS she spent with that production."

She was paid for her work, she's not entitled to praise. The production would pretty much be the same thing it is now if another actress had been in her place, so let's not get too carried away. 

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Fosse76 said: "Tommymac 2 said: "I find it very cold and hurtful towards Sophia. It’s as if Alex Brightman left and they didn’t even mention a word about him. Then go “ MEET OUR NEW BEETLEJUICE!” ... it’s kind of a deliberate slap in her face. All the hard work and YEARS she spent with that production."

She was paid for her work, she's not entitled to praise. The production would pretty much be the same thing it is now if another actress had been in her place, so let's not get too carried away.
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burnn . I guess every other broadway production would just be the same if it was anyone in that role. You make a point  

 

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Tommymac 2 said: "I just think it’s so shady that besides the one sentence press statement. the production hasn’t even mentioned a word about Sophia. No posts on Instagram saying “ farewell. Thank you “ nothing. Just right into “
Pressley is our lydia “ I find it very cold and hurtful towards Sophia. It’s as if Alex Brightman left and they didn’t even mention a word about him. Then go “ MEET OUR NEW BEETLEJUICE!” ... it’s kind of a deliberate slap in her face. All the hard work and YEARS she spent with that production.
"

If the whole contractual out thing for TV work is legit AND if she made use of it with as little to no notice as apparently happened.... would you want to be thanking someone that basically up and quit on you without notice to allow you to prepare something and then having them break the news before you have a plan in place and sending basically all of the theatre internet and social media banging on your door wanting answers? Perhaps the slap in the face, as you call it, is just a repayment for the slap she gave them in the face first.

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All I’ll say is the press office did Sophia one of the biggest favors in recent broadway memory with that press release statement.
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Hey Tommymac2, are you the person who just joined Reddit on the 26th posting in r/broadway stating that Julia Nightingale has been cast as Lydia? 

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With Presley on until March, are the swings just rotating in her ensemble track?

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ACL2006 said: "With Presley on until March, are the swings just rotating in her ensemble track?"

I’m not sure if they’re allowed to - equity wise.  .. no idea. 

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Well, they can't KEEP fewer employees than opening night, but I'm sure there is wiggle room timewise since this is about a timing thing.   

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The swings probably are until someone can be hired would be my guess.  Might be a reason why it took the production a while to announce Presley as Lydia was they needed approval from equity to be short one employee until a replacement is found for the remainder of the run, and as dramamama611 said they probably had some wiggle room due to the timing.

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Heather4 said: "The swings probably are until someone can be hired would be my guess. Might be a reason why it took the production a while to announce Presley as Lydia was they needed approval from equity to be short one employee until a replacement is found for the remainder of the run, and as dramamama611 said they probably had some wiggle room due to the timing."

I wonder what the resining would be to cast a new lydia instead of just keeping Presley in the role ... 

 

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Because she's more valuble as an understudy.
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Maise Williams would be a fantastic choice for Lydia !
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I wonder if the possible move to the Barrymore is also affecting the decision about a "permanent" Lydia.  The "Its only about two months before the show closes" thinking would no longer be valid.  It would make sense to take time to (a) consider options and (b) find out if the transfer is happening and how that effects Ms. Ryan's (and Ms. Steingold's) availability (have they already signed on to post-currently scheduled closing commitments).  Too many moving pieces to make a final decision now, but things will be clearer by the end of March. 

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I hope they do cast a new actor for Lydia. I would really like to see a fresh take. ... also. Casting a new swing and Having then learn all of Presley’s tracks. Plus learn the lydia role as well. Would seem like a bit much. When they can just cast a new girl to take the lydia role. ... unless , they really love Presley as lydia.
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Presley just posted that she's holding a contest to win tickets for "My final performance in Beetlejuice on March 29th" so it seems like she's leaving the show all together after she's done as Lydia. That's almost exactly a year from the start of previews, so I wonder if we'll start seeing other announcements soon as well.

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MattieIce2018 said: "Presley just posted that she's holding a contest to win tickets for "My final performance in Beetlejuice on March 29th" so it seems like she's leaving the show all together after she's done as Lydia. That's almost exactly a year from the start of previews, so I wonder if we'll start seeing other announcements soon as well."

Based on Alex's tweet (see link below), 3/29 is her final performance.  Alex has stated in an interview with Dave Loves Movies that he is supposed to be in Beetlejuice until at least April, and I wouldn't be surprised if he stays on until the eviction on June 6th.

https://twitter.com/ABrightMonster/status/1235986280204337152

 


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