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Standbys Maureen Moore and Paul Schoeffler


joined:12/31/69

joined:
12/31/69
What's it like to be the one the audience doesn't want to see?

Two Carnegie Mellon University grads are happy to be in just that position. Maureen Moore (class of 1972) and Paul Schoeffler (1985) have two of the highest-profile standby jobs on Broadway, backing up Bernadette Peters as Mama Rose in "Gypsy" and Antonio Banderas as Guido Contini in "Nine."

Article here:

http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/20030802standby0802fnp3.asp
Hank
Broadway Legend
joined:5/16/03
Broadway Legend
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Thanks for the link. Great story. I had the pleasure of seeing Maureen Moore in Gypsy during the April previews, and she was wonderful. Yes there were a few empty seats here and there, but from the audience that was there came a very big applause and a standing o at the end. Bernadette Peters is a living legend, and her name alone is enough to ensure great interest, but hopefully Maureen Morre's name will get some recognition in the theatre community as well. I surely will remember her, and I hope to see her get a breakthrough soon. Also, it seems like so many of my favorite performers lately are coming out of Carnegie Mellon.
PJ
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
Broadway Legend
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I hope Maureen Moore gets a starring role sometime. I'm sure she deserves it.