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Who's Your Favorite Elphaba?

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re: Who's Your Favorite Elphaba?#301
Posted: 4/16/07 at 5:37pm
"I just have a personal attachment to Eden 1) because she's amazing"

Well, that's very specific!

"and 2) she was the lead in my very first Broadway show."

Therein lies the bias, yes? Somehow I think if Menzel or Murney or any of these other women had been your first lead in your first Broadway show, you'd be saying the same thing.
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re: Who's Your Favorite Elphaba?#302
Posted: 4/16/07 at 5:57pm
"Therein lies the bias, yes? Somehow I think if Menzel or Murney or any of these other women had been your first lead in your first Broadway show, you'd be saying the same thing."

Idina - Possibly. She was actually my original favorite. But now that I've listened to many more of the Elphabas, I've found Eden to be my favorite.

Julia - Never. I think Julia is by far the worst Elphaba ever to hit the stage. I can't stand her singing, hence why she's been called a goat.
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re: Who's Your Favorite Elphaba?#303
Posted: 4/16/07 at 5:59pm
"I hope you're joking. Please tell me you're joking. Right now."

When I said that, I thought you meant that no one in the history of musical theatre could be better than Eden.
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re: Who's Your Favorite Elphaba?#304
Posted: 4/16/07 at 6:01pm
"When I said that, I thought you meant that no one in the history of musical theatre could be better than Eden."

Oh, haha, I'm glad we got that cleared up then... Eden is certainly my favorite Elphaba, but I am not naive enough to say she's the best that's ever been!
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re: Who's Your Favorite Elphaba?#305
Posted: 4/16/07 at 7:35pm
-idina (duh) the one who orginated the role and won the tony
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-julia murney
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re: Who's Your Favorite Elphaba?#306
Posted: 4/16/07 at 8:22pm
Ana Gasteyer

she is just amazing
people may say she is to old
but she isn't
her voice and acting are incredible
to bad she isn't coming back to WICKED anytime soon
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re: Who's Your Favorite Elphaba?#307
Posted: 4/24/07 at 2:46pm
I, for some reason, have never been too fond of Shoshana. Her riffing irritated me. I now think she is amazing. I guess I just had to get used to her.
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re: Who's Your Favorite Elphaba?#308
Posted: 4/24/07 at 3:16pm
I think Shoshana is worse than Idina - her riffing and nasal voice are used to make an attempt at a "soulful" sound that just doesn't work.