Eden Going On in "Wicked" Matinee

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Eden Going On in "Wicked" Matinee#0
Posted: 4/11/04 at 12:22pm
Just heard it throught he grapevine that Eden Espinosa is going on for 'Elphaba' at the matinee today, 4/11...saw her do it last time and here's some good advice: run, walk, crawl, beg, borrow or steal - but get yourself in! She's amazing in it.
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re: Eden Going On in 'Wicked' Matinee#1
Posted: 4/11/04 at 12:51pm
Where is Idina? Having Green Eggs & Ham for Easter? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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re: re: Eden Going On in 'Wicked' Matinee#2
Posted: 4/11/04 at 1:11pm
How I wish I could see her in it! I heard her "No Good Deed" is actually better than Indina's version!!
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Idina is Jewish, silly.

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so is her "Defying Gravity"...
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"How I wish I could see her in it! I heard her "No Good Deed" is actually better than Indina's version!!"

IDINA. it's IDINA, not Indina. pleeeeaaase get it right. That drives me crazy.
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Updated On: 4/11/04 at 02:34 PM
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Let me know if Idina backs out on the May 12 Evening b/c I want a change in tickets.
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give eden a chance!!!!!
you frustrate me so incredibly much...

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If you want to pay $40 (each) for all four tickets (plus the cost of seeing it again if we don't like), if Eden goes on, my family and I would be more than happy to give her a try.
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How can anyone be better than Idina?
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I'm not saying she's better, and I'm not saying she's worse. I'm just saying if you don't give people a chance, we'll never have new broadway stars....so give her a chance
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For heaven's sake, don't try to be cynical. It's perfectly easy to be cynical. ~The Importance of Being Earnest~
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I hope you are right VoiceofREason, otherwise there is no hope for me. LOL. I was just saying how awesome I think Idina is, and how I wouldn't want to be the one who has to fill her shoes.
"So much of me is made of what I learned from you. You'll be with me like a handprint on my heart."-Wicked
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Oh yes! I completely agree...and don't get me wrong, I am a HUGE Idina fan (and a fan of Kristin too).

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did ANYONE see it...please post review if you did
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I actually was at the Wicked matinee and saw Eden...I was very impressed by her. She was GREAT and the audience loved her! They cheered when she came on stage and screamed when she took her bow. You could tell she was extrememly touched. I overheard a lot of people chatting about being disapointed Indina was not there..but I think Eden might have earned herself a few fans today. Oh and it was Joel Grey's birthday too....Kristin had the entire audience sing Happy Birthday to him..it was very sweet!
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any more details about her performance?

HAPPY BDAY JOEL!!!! (how old?)
Though scattered and divided we are still its heart...AIDA SEPTEMBER 5th, 2004...one more longing backward glance... I AM NOW "TGIF!"
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idina not indina, just to let you know, some people are very touchy about that.
Updated On: 4/11/04 at 10:31 PM
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I was at Saturday night's performance and Idina sounded like she might be getting sick. I hope that's not the case, and if it is then I hope she gets better soon...
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thanks for the report, Pitrepower - I spoke to a couple of peeps who said she was awesome as well and the place went nuts. I can't wait to see what she does when she has a little minirun in June!
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Why do we have to rate everyone as "better or worse" that the original lead? Is it that cut and dry? You are either better than or you suck?

Can't a performer be excellent on their own performance intrepretation?
Call it a regime change...
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Not on the bwayworld planet.
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Who said anything about her being better or worse than Idina in this particular thread? Where did that comment come from? I would love to see both Eden and Laura at the same time. I think that would be thrilling. I have been a fan of Laura since she was on "Guiding Light", and was thrilled to find out that she was in Hairspray, with an amazing voice! And Eden has a fantastic voice! When exactly in June does Eden have a mini-run?

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I was wondering that myself, actually. If I find out, I'll let you know. But although I didn't win the lotto yesterday, my best friend and her sister both got in. That was cool, and they loved it. I did get to meet Eden and talk with her a bit at the end. She signed my shirt, upside down, hehehe. She seemed so surprised to see a whole crowd outside cheering for her. She was really nice, and I asked her if she knew when she was going on again (expecting her to say something about June) but she said she had no idea. Could she not know it yet? But she's so pretty! I'm so mad I missed her.
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who was she in Guiding Light? my mother loves that show
Though scattered and divided we are still its heart...AIDA SEPTEMBER 5th, 2004...one more longing backward glance... I AM NOW "TGIF!"