FAREWELL SWEENEY TODD!

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Farewell, Sweeney!#101
Posted: 9/4/06 at 12:35am
I was just going to say did Merwin Foard ever go on?
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Farewell, Sweeney!#102
Posted: 9/4/06 at 12:35am
In pairs, like usual, and then all the stand bys came on together.
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Farewell, Sweeney!#103
Posted: 9/4/06 at 12:36am
Can we please have a Sweeney thread without "Mano fangirl" discussion?

I've been thinking about what to say, but I still can't think of anything profound. I'll let those who had the pleasure of attending the final show do the talking for now.
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Farewell, Sweeney!#104
Posted: 9/4/06 at 12:36am
okay i'm sorry for starting crap, ignore me, insomniak.

I was just wondering about backstage because i left just before everyone was gone and wondered if i missed out.

Wish i coulda gone!
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Farewell, Sweeney!#105
Posted: 9/4/06 at 12:38am
She was VERY upset while giving her little speech. Like gasping for air, upset.
"We don't value the lily less for not being made of flint and built to last. Life's bounty is in it's flow, later is too late. Where is the song when it's been sung, the dance when it's been danced? It's only we humans who want to own the future too." - Tom Stoppard, Shipwreck
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Farewell, Sweeney!#106
Posted: 9/4/06 at 12:39am
yeah, short breaths like a little kid. she seemed devastated.
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Farewell, Sweeney!#107
Posted: 9/4/06 at 12:40am
Good night and farewell to a wonderful cast and a wonderful show.
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Farewell, Sweeney!#108
Posted: 9/4/06 at 12:40am
Who's the guy in the brown shirt?
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Farewell, Sweeney!#109
Posted: 9/4/06 at 12:41am
I just have to say the flower-throwing was hysterical. I missed Mano getting hit in the head, but I did see quite a few people in the front row get hit in the head with roses. I'm sorry, it was an emotional moment, but it was really, really funny. I don't know where some people were throwing the flowers from. A lot of them missed too, and flowers were all over the first 3 rows. Then I imagined what would happen if someone hit Patti in the head. Ooh, would there be hell to pay (totally kidding).

Umm, also another note I'd like to make about the ending that was great is...thank goodness, the standbys were brought on stage to bow with the cast. I don't think this was initially supposed to happen, as I was prepared to lose my voice making it happen myself, but luckily, I didn't have to. Apparently, Patti was the one who made sure that theyw ould all get to come up and bow on the stage. Yaay for Patti. Really awesome of her.

Michael was speaking and saying that in case we don't know...explaining they were standbys and such, and make the show possible, and how great especially Merwin was and HAD Michael missed a show, Merwin would have been great. Hehe. (And then I got a bunch of souvenirs to take home, incluidng a bunch of understudy cards that say Merwin is going on as Sweeney. Nice rarity. Hehehe).

Oh, and Patti picked up some of the flowers (most of them were thrown for her), and gave one/some to every cast member. Very sweet.

Yankeefan: assistant. Meghan was the one who planned most of the Bowery concert Farewell, Sweeney!
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Farewell, Sweeney!#110
Posted: 9/4/06 at 12:41am
Merwin Foard.
What the puck?!
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Farewell, Sweeney!#111
Posted: 9/4/06 at 12:41am
Merwin Foard.

According to Michael "The most talented, least utilized man on broadway."
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Farewell, Sweeney!#112
Posted: 9/4/06 at 12:47am
Ooh, good quote memory Aspiring!

I think Michael said something like if you don't recognize those of us better dressed on the stage or something
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Farewell, Sweeney!#113
Posted: 9/4/06 at 12:51am
Heh, okay, I guess it's Merwin Foard. Farewell, Sweeney!

He's *really* tall. Had he gone on, I don't think he would have fit in the coffin. Like in Wicked after Kristin left and they had to fix the bubble so JLT could fit. (Oooo, Wicked reference in a Sweeney thread! *waits to be stoned*)
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Farewell, Sweeney!#114
Posted: 9/4/06 at 12:51am
I am really sad right now.

This is the first time I've ever been upset about a show's closing.
"We don't value the lily less for not being made of flint and built to last. Life's bounty is in it's flow, later is too late. Where is the song when it's been sung, the dance when it's been danced? It's only we humans who want to own the future too." - Tom Stoppard, Shipwreck
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Farewell, Sweeney!#115
Posted: 9/4/06 at 12:52am
wickedrentq - I'm completely jealous that you got Merwin slips. I got Pirelli ones.

By the way, beyond the show itself, the highlight of my night was having that 2 second conversation with Sondheim. He politely declined an autograph (didn't want to get swamped). I congratulated and thanked him, and he patted me on the back. That's better than an autograph.
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Farewell, Sweeney!#116
Posted: 9/4/06 at 12:53am
psshh i didn't get any slips...
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Farewell, Sweeney!#117
Posted: 9/4/06 at 12:55am
I got Johanna ones.
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Farewell, Sweeney!#118
Posted: 9/4/06 at 1:00am
i'd like to know if the young man yelling "michael, I need to catch the train!!" is on this site. that was very funny.
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Farewell, Sweeney!#119
Posted: 9/4/06 at 1:02am
He was sooo funny. And Michael actually came over.

FYI Meghan has a MySpace, for anyone who's interested.
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Farewell, Sweeney!#120
Posted: 9/4/06 at 1:02am
The train thing was hilarious. As was the guy who got everyone to wish his daughter Mazel Tov on her Bat Mitzvah...and sing This Little Light of Mine
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Farewell, Sweeney!#121
Posted: 9/4/06 at 1:04am
Thanks for letting me steal some Elisa slips, Aspiring Farewell, Sweeney!

It's really funny that you said that, Skittles. A certain someone was trying to defend the fact to me that he's not as tall as he seems, b/c the rest of the cast is very short. (True, though he's still tall, but that's another story). But, it really is true when I thought about it.

Anyway, this gave birth to...well...today we all experienced a wonderful final performance of Shrimpy Todd Farewell, Sweeney!
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Farewell, Sweeney!#122
Posted: 9/4/06 at 1:05am
Revolutionary, I think you answered the wrong person. Who's Meghan?
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Farewell, Sweeney!#123
Posted: 9/4/06 at 1:07am
Nah, there's always a bar! I know Mano likes Scruffy's. Farewell, Sweeney!

Does anyone here post on imdb? Michael Cerveris's imdb message board seems to be lacking in traffic so can someone post some links to their wonderful pics there? There are no mods and I know I'd appreciate it. :)
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Farewell, Sweeney!#124
Posted: 9/4/06 at 1:07am
Meghan is Michael's assistant.

What's her myspace?
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Posted: 9/4/06 at 1:08am
Meghan is Michael's assistant.
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