Page: 1

Edie Falco drops out of "Threepenny Opera" revival

The Distinctive Baritone Profile PhotoThe Distinctive Baritone Profile Photo
The Distinctive Baritone
Broadway Legend
joined:8/28/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/28/04
I love how the article on Playbill.com was placed way down on the page, as if they were hoping no one would notice.

I hate to be such a shark, but does anyone know the REAL reason why she dropped out?

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/96752.html
melissa errico fan Profile Photomelissa errico fan Profile Photo
melissa errico fan
Broadway Legend
joined:1/21/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/21/05
EXACTLY the reasons stated. The rehearsal period conflicts with shooting the final season of The Sopranos.

And, BTW, there are at least two other threads about this topic on the board...
The Distinctive Baritone Profile PhotoThe Distinctive Baritone Profile Photo
The Distinctive Baritone
Broadway Legend
joined:8/28/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/28/04
Gee, sorry. What are you so snippy about? What are you her mom or something?
emo_geek Profile Photoemo_geek Profile Photo
emo_geek
Broadway Legend
joined:1/19/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/19/05
Haha haha.
"I never had theatre producers run after me. Some people want to make more Broadway shows out of movies. But Elliot and I aren't going to do Batman: The Musical." - Julie Taymor 1999
melissa errico fan Profile Photomelissa errico fan Profile Photo
melissa errico fan
Broadway Legend
joined:1/21/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/21/05
Well, why would you automatically assume that there was some ulterior motive for her dropping out?
Updated On: 12/9/05 at 08:18 PM
The Distinctive Baritone Profile PhotoThe Distinctive Baritone Profile Photo
The Distinctive Baritone
Broadway Legend
joined:8/28/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/28/04
EDIT--

Oops...I didn't see the other thread because they refer to her as "Carmella Soprano" instead of her real name in the title...
Updated On: 12/9/05 at 08:18 PM
melissa errico fan Profile Photomelissa errico fan Profile Photo
melissa errico fan
Broadway Legend
joined:1/21/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/21/05
Wanna Be A Foster Profile PhotoWanna Be A Foster Profile Photo
Wanna Be A Foster
Broadway Legend
joined:1/9/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/9/05
you need to chill, melissa errico fan. take a deep breath, and step away from the computer.
"Winning a Tony this year is like winning Best Attendance in third grade: no one will care but the winner and their mom."
-Kad

"I have also met him in person, and I find him to be quite funny actually. Arrogant and often misinformed, but still funny."
-bjh2114 (on Michael Riedel)
melissa errico fan Profile Photomelissa errico fan Profile Photo
melissa errico fan
Broadway Legend
joined:1/21/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/21/05
you need to chill, melissa errico fan. take a deep breath, and step away from the computer.

???
Marquise Profile PhotoMarquise Profile Photo
Marquise
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/1/04
melissa errico fan did nothing wrong.
she/he simply stated there were already two threads on the topic
and she/he only just questioned the poster because the poster was insinuiating there was some "ulterior motive"....
Updated On: 12/9/05 at 08:31 PM
BobbyBubby Profile PhotoBobbyBubby Profile Photo
BobbyBubby
Broadway Legend
joined:11/23/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
11/23/04
I'm pretty sure MEF IS Edie Falco's mom. re: Edie Falco drops out of 'Threepenny Opera' revival
Rathnait62 Profile PhotoRathnait62 Profile Photo
Rathnait62
Broadway Legend
joined:6/3/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/3/04
Why are you going after melissa errico fan? How about the person who started the thread projecting ulterior motives onto Falco in the first place?

Playbill.com does not place headlines hoping people won't see them. If they didn't want a headline seen, they wouldn't post it. As the day goes on and more news happens, obviously, earlier headlines fall below the later ones. Just like how it happens here at BWW.
Have I ever shown you my Shattered Dreams box? It's in my Disappointment Closet. - Marge Simpson
BobbyBubby Profile PhotoBobbyBubby Profile Photo
BobbyBubby
Broadway Legend
joined:11/23/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
11/23/04
I blame MEF for all things involving Edie Falco. re: Edie Falco drops out of 'Threepenny Opera' revival
The Distinctive Baritone Profile PhotoThe Distinctive Baritone Profile Photo
The Distinctive Baritone
Broadway Legend
joined:8/28/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/28/04
OK, OK, it looks like it really IS because of scheduling conflicts. But especially since she seemed like such a strange choice for the role (not being known for her singing), you have to admit that it seemed a little odd. She wouldn't be the first television actor to drop out of a Broadway musical role during rehearsals (i.e. Jenna Elfman) for "artistic reasons."
ChrisLovesShows Profile PhotoChrisLovesShows Profile Photo
ChrisLovesShows
Broadway Legend
joined:5/19/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/19/03
Well, I don't see why everyone is jumping on Baritone. I mean, it IS suspect. She didn't look at her calendar?
"Do you know ChrisLovesShows?" "Yes. Why, yes he does!"
Jazzysuite82
Broadway Legend
joined:2/6/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/6/05
It is not suspect. Do you people know what the business of acting consists of. You probably don't know whether there was a change in shooting schedule after her commitment or not. Maybe HBO wouldn't let her go. Maybe Roundabout couldn't work with her. Maybe her agent got mixed up and is generally foolish. Who cares? Why is it suddenly suspect that she dropped out. It happens ALL the time, this just happened to be printed...and no one says she dropped out because of artistic reasons. As a matter of fact they all say reasons are unknown.
Mr Roxy Profile PhotoMr Roxy Profile Photo
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/17/03
Maybe she had 2 nd thoughts about subjecting herself to the critics again after Night Mother. She may have thought who needs the aggravation
Poster Emeritus
Rathnait62 Profile PhotoRathnait62 Profile Photo
Rathnait62
Broadway Legend
joined:6/3/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/3/04
She was godawful in 'NIGHT, MOTHER. Don't think she can blame the critics for her performance.
Have I ever shown you my Shattered Dreams box? It's in my Disappointment Closet. - Marge Simpson
melissa errico fan Profile Photomelissa errico fan Profile Photo
melissa errico fan
Broadway Legend
joined:1/21/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
1/21/05
Maybe she had 2 nd thoughts about subjecting herself to the critics again after Night Mother. She may have thought who needs the aggravation

That was a one-time thing in which she was poorly miscast. In the past, she has been a real critics' darling. Her reviews for Frankie and Johnny... and Side Man were glowing.
SueleenGay Profile PhotoSueleenGay Profile Photo
SueleenGay
Broadway Legend
joined:6/9/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/9/03
To imply that Falco is not capable of playing Jenny (not a role that requires a great singer, but a great actor who can sing) because she is a "TV actor" is ridiculous. Yes, she is now know primarily for her TV work, but she started out on stage.
Why do people hold it against stage actors who find success on TV? She is brilliant on the Sopranos and to suggest that TV acting is "below" stage acting on the talent meter is just stupidity.

MEF, do you really think she was "miscast" in 'Night Mother? I know people didn't care for her interpretation of the role, but I think she could be very good in that part. So "misdirected" or "Off the mark", perhaps, but not "Miscast."
PEACE.
The Distinctive Baritone Profile PhotoThe Distinctive Baritone Profile Photo
The Distinctive Baritone
Broadway Legend
joined:8/28/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/28/04
Wow, I guess people around here really love Edie Falco...

I'm NOT saying "she's a TV actor therefore she cannot sing," I'm just saying that no one's heard her sing yet, and given the recent trend of TV/film actors in Broadway musicals, my first impulse is to be suspicious.

But as I said, in this case, it seems that it really was a scheduling conflict and I was mistaken. Maybe she would have been brilliant as Jenny. I guess we'll never know.
BroadwayRandy0711 Profile PhotoBroadwayRandy0711 Profile Photo
BroadwayRandy0711
Broadway Star
joined:10/6/05
Broadway Star
joined:
10/6/05
I wonder if they have found her replacement yet. The show already has some big names in it. I think that it will be good. Sad that Edie will not be in it. I can't wait to see Ana and Nellie in it. As well as the rest of the cast. The entire thing looks amazing.