Gavin Creel is Bert in London Mary Poppins!

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Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So going back to see this and sure Gavin will be very popular in Londonre: Gavin Creel is Bert in London Mary Poppins! Remind me where abouts the Prince Edward is located? Oh thats right! Old Compton St LOL re: Gavin Creel is Bert in London Mary Poppins!
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How terrific for him. I've been listening to him on "It's Only Life" and his voice is so golden, free, and easy. It can be pop or full sounding. I hope he has a great time. Poeple of both genders will be falling over themselves with him.
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Why london? i would appreciate him in the broadway production. sad. those lucky brits!
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That does it. I'm going back to London.
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How sad! I just saw Mary Poppins in London- I would have loved to see Gavin Creel. He's one of my favorites!
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This is amazing news. Thank goodness he is returning to the stage, where he belongs.
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Hopefully when Mr. Lee is shipped out Mr. Creel will grace B'way with His bert.

Congrats Gav!
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Are they going to make him cut his hair?!?
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Are they hoping no one will notice the chance in last name?
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I'm glad he's returning to thae stage and I also hope they make him cut his hair. Yuck.
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What a strange choice. It's SUCH and English role. So why in a sea of qualified UK candidates would they opt to bring over an American performer? Weird, weird, weird.

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Very weird.
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Well, he was up for Bert for the Broadway production, so I guess they liked him and put him in London production.

This is going to put a MAJOR damper on my stalking career.
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I have to agree...I think this is very strange. Rather than giving him the chance to open an "orginal Broadway cast" and make him Tony-eligable, they have do London?? At roughly the same time the Broadway production is being mounted. That's just weird.

On the other hand, Gavin is one of cutest, most talented people alive -- so I guess this is still somewhat of a good thing.
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isn't it to do with actors equity, because they brought gavin lee over from london equity asked them to put in an american lead?
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isn't it to do with actors equity, because they brought gavin lee over from london equity asked them to put in an american lead?

That's what I thought the second I heard the news; Gavin Creel is the trade for Gavin Lee. Though, yes, it would have been easier just to use Gavin Creel over here. I think they wanted to give Gavin Lee the opportunity to make his Broadway debut and get his feet wet in New York, and Gavin Creel will have the opportunity to do the same in London.
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Congrats to Gavin. Also gives me a reason to go abroad this summer : )
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It's also highly possible that the London aspect was part of intrigued Gavin.
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SOrry, I skipped all the posts above, but I am SO SO SO SO SO SO happy that he is coming to Ldn! I can't believe I am goin to see my fav. actor in Ldn in one of the best shows!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!
Excuse for all the hype, how embarassing.. but who cares, I am seeing Gavin!! YEAH!!!!!
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Whoa, momma! Good for him!
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yes , im happy for him hes getting work lol yay
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Good for Gavin! He's so talented and just so sweet, and it's nice to see him back on stage. I just wish he were originating the role in NYC.
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I can't believe I am goin to see my fav. actor in Ldn in one of the best shows!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!

Do you really think that MARY POPPINS is one of the best shows? I found it had a lot of opportunity for improvement.

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It's a great show imo, I liked it more than the film. I personally didn't care about Gavin Lee's Bert, so hoped that Gavin Creel cud bring sth new into the show! The current Mary Poppins cast apparently isn't great... but the OLC is quite incredible imo! I have to admit that the Banks family stuff are pretty boring, but when it's gd, it's GOOD!!! Super..cious is one of the best choreographed piece of theatre in Ldn I have seen in the lat 3 yrs.
Anyway, I am just so happy that I can see Gavin, no matter what show!... even just seeing him on the streeet!!!! lol
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