John Lloyd Young out 7/7

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John Lloyd Young out 7/7#0
Posted: 7/8/06 at 11:01pm
I have been having crummy luck with Jersey Boys. I had just missed the last spot for standing room two weeks ago, then on Friday after waiting 2 1/2 hours yesterday the notice went up for JLY being out. I didn't bother to wait around to get a ticket, I really want to see it with him. I am curious to see if anyone out there knows if he was in today's performances.
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#1
Posted: 7/8/06 at 11:03pm
Ah. Rumor has it, JLY's a diva. Or divo. Excuse me. :)
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#2
Posted: 7/8/06 at 11:10pm
From what I've heard, the poor guy is exhausted. He busts his ass out there 8 nights a week singing notes that Sarah Brightman can't even hit. AND he's getting the same pay as the other 3 guys. My guess is he went to renegotiate his contract after his Tony win and didn't feel he was being fairly compensated for his work. If I was that exhausted and not getting star pay, I'd leave, too.
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#3
Posted: 7/8/06 at 11:28pm
Too much birthday celebration the night before. He wasn't at Braodway Barks as advertised, either.
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#4
Posted: 7/8/06 at 11:33pm
8 nights a week? Really?
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#5
Posted: 7/8/06 at 11:36pm
How did him missing a performace or 2 turn into him leaving?

Confuzifying.
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#6
Posted: 7/8/06 at 11:39pm
JLY is not a divo. He is very down to earth.
He has a very demanding role.
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#7
Posted: 7/8/06 at 11:47pm
Sorry, I thought most people would get that "8 nights a week" is not to be taken literallly. Usually, it just means "a hell of a lot."
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#8
Posted: 7/8/06 at 11:53pm
i'm sorry you keep having such bad luck with that, Malice. I've seen the show three times and JLY has been out twice. I hope to see him in the role one more time.
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#9
Posted: 7/9/06 at 12:01am
Thanks Without A Trace. Still curious to see if he was on today
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#10
Posted: 7/9/06 at 12:02am
i would love to see him go on... i saw it with him on vacation... but Dominic did an amazing job in his place re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7
::bust a move::
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#11
Posted: 7/9/06 at 12:18am
mathewbrock -

Your "guess" is completely offbase. From John's own blog "I will be off for the Sunday, July 16th performance. And a reminder: as I explain in my Frequently Asked Questions, linked above, I am allowed to play a seven-show week. When I exercise that option, the show I take off is almost always a Tuesday evening performance or a Wednesday matinee. "

More like he opted for the friday this week is all.
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#12
Posted: 7/9/06 at 12:24am
:) Sources say he's a divo. End of my comment.
Updated On: 7/9/06 at 12:24 AM
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#13
Posted: 7/9/06 at 12:29am
Volleyballer - one has to wonder why you'd feel the need to break not only your friend's confidence, but also Michael Longoria's.

Things said in private should probably stay that way. Just my .02
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#14
Posted: 7/9/06 at 12:31am
This is true, Craig. An edit is in order. :)
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#15
Posted: 7/9/06 at 12:32am
I don't know if I would call JLY a "divo" (obviously, I do not know the man personally, and meeting him outside a stage door does not qualify as knowing him), but I do hear he is a big perfectionist, which to some people I can certainly see translates into "being difficult to work with."
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#16
Posted: 7/9/06 at 12:34am
Cut and paste.
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#17
Posted: 7/9/06 at 12:35am
Singing falsetto with backup is more difficult than singing countertenor alone.
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#18
Posted: 7/9/06 at 12:40am
I also heard he missed Bway Barks but I don't know if he was out of the show. I thought I heard he missed the Wednesday matinee this week so maybe he is feeling under the weather. Everyone does have times when they don't feel so well and that does not make them a diva/divo...
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#19
Posted: 7/9/06 at 12:40am
How did a thread about John being out turn into a thread that he is a 'divo' or 'difficult to work with'? He's an actor doing the best he can. Actors call out.

So, back to the subject, was Dominic or Michael on and how was he, for the people who went?
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#20
Posted: 7/9/06 at 12:45am
I'd like to see Michael in the role.

Though who could match his Pesci?
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#21
Posted: 7/9/06 at 12:47am
If I had to miss JLY, I'd personally like to see Dominic's take on the role.
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#22
Posted: 7/9/06 at 12:48am
Michael was excellent as Frankie Valli (saw him last Friday), but I did miss him as Joe Pesci...his understudy was not as good as he was in the role.
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#23
Posted: 7/9/06 at 12:48am
I have yet to see Michael go on as Frankie but Dominic's performance is worth seeing... He is muuuch better as Frankie though than Bob Gaudio re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7
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re: John Lloyd Young out 7/7#24
Posted: 7/9/06 at 12:55am
A bit OT, but WitoutATrace--do you remember who Michael's understudy was? I can't see anybody but him in that role.
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