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Cry-Baby (Chester Gregory's final performance tomorrow)

bwayguy22089
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Hey. I'm not sure who out there is a huge fan, but just letting people know that tomorrow at 8 is Chester Gregory's final performance in Cry-Baby Cry-Baby (Chester Gregory's final performance tomorrow)
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Who does he play?
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bwayguy22089
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He plays Dupree.
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Will he be performing "A Little Upset" on the Tonys? Has that happened before where a performer who is no longer in a show has come back to perform? I know it's only the next day but he will have left the show Saturday according to your post.
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Semi-huge fan and I wish him the best in "Shrek."

My daughter and I have very fond memories of him...he participated in a dance workshop/Q & A session with other "Hairspray" cast members for my daughter's summer theatre trip with school a few years back. As Madeline Kahn once said...what a nice guy.
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I believe he will be at the Tony Awards
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Oh hell no. I bet you haven't seen Cry-Baby. Have you?
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Wow I can't believe he's leaving so early! I mean Sutton is leaving Young Frankenstein in July and isn't Kecia still in Chicago?

If they happen to produce a cast recording, I really hope they include Chester on it, he was great vocally. There was nothing else for him to work with other than that though...
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Honestly, cartanega, you can say you don't like a show, but it's douchey to wish that it closes. Like it or not, there's a cast up on stage at the Marquis performing their brains out (well, maybe not James Synder) and a giant crew supporting them. All those people worked really hard to get to where they are and they'd be out of jobs.
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I saw Cry Baby in previews and really hated it, but Chester was one of the bright moments. I also saw him sing at a fund raiser for NYMF and was impressed. I imagine he's moving on to bigger and better things and good for him. I do agree that it's awful to hope for a show to close since people would be out of jobs, and with a Tony nomination looks like this one may be around longer than we all think.
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pli, I think someone said that Cry Baby was already recorded, so he would be on it.

I am surprised he's leaving so early too. Great talent... I'm sure he'll be better in Shrek though (since he didn't have much to work with presently).
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Wow Cartagena...if a show closing is your dream that not only makes you a terrible person who I hope bad things happen to but how sad your life must be that your dream is for a show to close. You have a dream for lots of actors, crew and musicians to be out of work? Investors to lose their money? Creative staff seeing there hard work dissappear? That's what you dream about? I feel sorry for you.

Updated On: 6/13/08 at 04:38 PM
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so cool that he is moving on to play donkey in shrek. sad that he wasn't in crybaby for all that long
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Chester has been working on his own album too. He has a release party and concert for it on July 8th, so come check it out!
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Donkey was frickin' MADE for Chester.
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Wow. Who's replacing him? I'm sure he'll be fantastic in Shrek though.
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I've been in love with the this beautiful Hershey candybar ever since he sang his little heart out, as Seaweed in HAIRSPRAY.

amazing.
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Nice analogy TooDarnHot, ha ha!
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Dwayne Clark will be the new Dupree per playbil:
http://www.playbill.com/news/article/118675.html

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