Best Replacement?

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Best Replacement?#0
Posted: 6/11/06 at 3:42pm
Who were the best,worst,and so-so replacements on broadway? Here`s my list:

BEST:

Cathy Rigby as The Cat in the Hat (Seussical)

Harvey Fierstein as Tevye (Fiddler)

Andrea Martin as Golde (Fiddler)

Jonathan Freeman as Roger (The Producers)

Jonathan Rayson as Frog (A Year With Frog and Toad)

Jonathan Rayson as Seymour (Little Shop of Horrors)

Reba Mcentire as Annie (Annie Get Your Gun)

Gary Beach as Rooster (Annie)

Richard Kind as Max (The Producers)

Roger Bart as Leo (The Producers)

George Hearn as Benjamin "Sweeney Todd" Barker (Sweeney Todd)

George Hearn as The Wizard (Wicked)

Roger Bart as Xanthias (The Frogs)

Neil Patrick Harris as The Emcee (Cabaret)

Tom Hewitt as Scar (The Lion King)

Christopher Siber as Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)

Terannce Mann as Frank'n Furter (Rocky Horror)

Rob Bartlett as Amos (Chicago)

Mike Starr as Murray (The Odd Couple)

Norbert Leo Butz as Roger (RENT)

Tony Roberts as Herr Schultz (Cabaret)

Amy Spanger (Urinetown)

Ana Gasteyer as Columbia (Rocky Horror)

Rob Bartlett as Herman (Sweet Charity)



SO-SO:

John Stamos as The Emcee (Cabaret)

Matt Caplan as Mark (RENT)

Rosie O'Donnell as Golde (Fiddler)

Liza Minnelli as Victoria Grant (Victor/Victoria)

Barry Williams as King Marchon (Victor/Victoria)

Rosie O'Donnell as The Cat in the Hat (Seussical)



WORST:

Raquel Welch as Victiria Grant (Victor/Victoria)

Whoopi Goldberg as Pseudolus/Prologus (A Funny Thing Happened...Forum)

more coming............





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Updated On: 6/18/06 at 03:42 PM
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re: Best Replacement?#1
Posted: 6/11/06 at 3:49pm
SEARCHHHHH!

I can't even count the number of times this thread has been posted in just the past 3 months.
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re: Best Replacement?#2
Posted: 6/11/06 at 3:56pm
So? It doesn`t matter! Just get thru this one for 3 days like all the rest!


Who Cares?
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re: Best Replacement?#3
Posted: 6/11/06 at 5:41pm
I don't know. I thougt Whoopi was excellent. and i thought Andrea Martin was just so-so. And Jonathan Pryce was excellent
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re: Best Replacement?#4
Posted: 6/11/06 at 5:51pm
Leah Hocking in Hairspray and now Mama Mia. It is a reason to see it again.
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re: Best Replacement?#5
Posted: 6/12/06 at 8:45pm
bump.

This thread got lost in the sea of the Tony boards! lol
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re: Best Replacement?#6
Posted: 6/12/06 at 8:48pm
Or it got lost because people have answered it 100 times in the last 3 months and don't want to list Reba McEntire for the 85th time.

If yuou truly give a rats behind what people think on this topic, SEARCH.

Bumping your own thread is just vile and self-indulgent.
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re: Best Replacement?#7
Posted: 6/12/06 at 8:53pm
Nathanlanestalker- what do you mean who cares? Obviously everybody but you. Dont be such a pain use the search function and then when you realize that nobody wants a thread on one that has already been done before then DONT BUMP IT. It is really not that hard to use search unless you have a disabillity that makes it so you can't hit it.
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re: Best Replacement?#8
Posted: 6/12/06 at 8:53pm
I thought Whoopi was very funny.
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re: Best Replacement?#9
Posted: 6/12/06 at 8:58pm
george bush is vile and self-indulgent...I know some folks are frustrated community theatre chorus folk, but that is no reason to be sooooooooooo melodramatic.
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re: Best Replacement?#10
Posted: 6/12/06 at 9:16pm
Phillyactor - ......what?

AND I did use the search to find this! lol. And no it didn`t get lost because people didn`t want to list these! It IS because of al the Tony buzz!

once again.....who cares....colleen_lee?
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re: Best Replacement?#11
Posted: 6/14/06 at 7:02pm
Barry Williams as Count Von Trapp (The Sound of Music)

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re: Best Replacement?#12
Posted: 6/14/06 at 7:11pm
BEST:

eileen atikins as sister alioycious [sp.?] in DOUBT

aaron lazar as fabrizio naccarelli in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA


SO-SO:

will chase as radamace in AIDA

jeremy kushnier as roger in RENT


WORST:

jenna malone as sister james in DOUBT


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re: Best Replacement?#13
Posted: 6/14/06 at 10:12pm
Reba McEntire in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
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re: Best Replacement?#14
Posted: 6/15/06 at 1:22am
Jonathan Pryce in DRS I'm not a huge fan of the show, but Brantley basically changed his mind about the production based on Pryce.

Updated On: 6/15/06 at 01:22 AM
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re: Best Replacement?#15
Posted: 6/15/06 at 1:34am
Robb Sapp - Wicked
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re: Best Replacement?#16
Posted: 6/15/06 at 3:11pm
For me, Karen Mason, Sunset Boulevard
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re: Best Replacement?#17
Posted: 6/15/06 at 3:16pm
Sally Field in The Goat a few seasons ago. A-MAY-ZING!!!
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re: Best Replacement?#18
Posted: 6/15/06 at 4:13pm
I heard that Reba was an incredible Annie in Annie Get Your Gun

I also think that Shoshana Bean was the best Elphaba and Ben Vereen was the best Wizard
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re: Best Replacement?#19
Posted: 6/15/06 at 5:30pm
Matt Caplan- RENT
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re: Best Replacement?#20
Posted: 6/17/06 at 12:53am
Matt Caplan was So-So for me! Did anyone here see Cathy Rigby in Seussical? WOW! HILARIOUS Ad-libs and just....WOW! I loved how they changed her from a pool boy (since she`s a woman) to a Excersice instructer! She ran in all hyper going "Come on! Get up! Let`s excersice! COME ON GET UP!!!!!!!" And when she said to Horton during the song Biggest Blame Fool "It`s okay Hort! I understand! Sometimes I like dressing up in green tights and act like I`m talking to fairies!" LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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re: Best Replacement?#21
Posted: 6/17/06 at 12:58am
Taylor Dayne as Amneris in Aida. Her belting was the most seemingly effortless WAILING I've ever heard. She was incredible!

Brad Little as the Phantom.

Megan Hilty as Galinda.

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re: Best Replacement?#22
Posted: 6/17/06 at 1:01am
I loved Harvey Fierstein as Tevye, and prefered him to Alfred Molina. He brought such a warm, mensch-like quality to the part.

Back sometime in the '90s I saw Les Miserables and Andrea McArdle was Fantine. At first I wasn't sure it was the right casting, but she turned out to be fantastic. Her voice was just golden and had matured so beautifully without losing any of that natural magic. I was ecstatically surprised!

Most disappointing: Got tickets to the Anything Goes revival and learned that Leslie Uggams was playing Reno Sweeney. re: Best Replacement? Yeah, she was more than fine. But I wanted LuPone, dammit!
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re: Best Replacement?#23
Posted: 6/17/06 at 1:16am
HARVEY WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOVE HIM!
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re: Best Replacement?#24
Posted: 6/17/06 at 1:16am
HARVEY WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOVE HIM!
"I'm tellin' you, the only times I really feel the presence of God are when I'm having sex and during a great Broadway musical." - Nathan Lane - Jeffrey