9 to 5 casting

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9 to 5 casting#1
Posted: 6/16/08 at 9:19pm
Aside from Block, Hilty, Janney, and Kudisch, has there been any other casting announced or rumored for 9 to 5?
Can, can I have it?
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re: 9 to 5 casting#2
Posted: 6/16/08 at 9:48pm
Van Hughes is playing Allison Janney's son. (Sorry, I don't know the character's name.)
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re: 9 to 5 casting#2
Posted: 6/16/08 at 10:01pm
Andy Karl will be playing a new character written specifically for the stage version (a love interest for either Judy or Violet, not sure which.)

Gaelen Gilliland (of LEGALLY BLONDE) will be a swing and also cover Stephanie Block and/or Megan Hilty.

Jessica Lea Patty (current Cassie alternate in A CHORUS LINE) is going to be in the ensemble, as is Lisa Howard (currently in SOUTH PACIFIC and formerly of SPELLING BEE...)

I'm not sure about Howard, but I believe Patty is understudying one of the leads as well.
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re: 9 to 5 casting#3
Posted: 6/16/08 at 10:03pm
is Bebe Neuwirth still involved as Roz?
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re: 9 to 5 casting#4
Posted: 6/16/08 at 10:04pm
somethingwicked is the Andy Karl thing confirmed? I haven't heard anything about that
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re: 9 to 5 casting#5
Posted: 6/16/08 at 10:39pm
Haha, Bebe as Ross would be hilarious!

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re: 9 to 5 casting#6
Posted: 6/16/08 at 10:40pm
I thought I read that Lisa Howard is going to be in the ensemble of Shrek...
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re: 9 to 5 casting#7
Posted: 6/16/08 at 10:42pm
I had heard that Andy was gonna be in this too. Good thing, 'cause he is great!

I'm psyched for this show. I've never seen the movie, but I LOVE the cast.
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re: 9 to 5 casting#8
Posted: 6/16/08 at 10:44pm
Yes, Andy Karl is confirmed. :) He listed 9 to 5 in his bio at a workshop I recently attended. From what I understand, he will be playing some kind of love interest (kind of a Kyle in Legally Blonde-esque character) to Allison Janney's part.
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re: 9 to 5 casting#9
Posted: 6/16/08 at 10:48pm
Oh, Van Hughes. He was one of the best things about "Saved". And he's super cute.
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re: 9 to 5 casting#10
Posted: 6/16/08 at 10:57pm
Haha, Bebe as Ross would be hilarious!

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't she do the workshops in that role?
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re: 9 to 5 casting#11
Posted: 6/16/08 at 11:29pm
Though I've heard the same rumors, I'll wait for something official to be announced as far as casting goes. I hope the buzz starts building for this... we need our 9 TO 5 info! lol
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re: 9 to 5 casting#12
Posted: 6/16/08 at 11:31pm
I remember Skyler Astin being involved at one point - I think? Anyways, was it just initial readings?
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re: 9 to 5 casting#13
Posted: 6/17/08 at 12:10am
Can't wait to see Hilty in this role. She is extremely talented.
Not so excited for Block...but maybe she'll surprise me.
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re: 9 to 5 casting#14
Posted: 6/17/08 at 12:34am
Not so excited for Block? Really? That is pretty moronic...maybe you'll surprise me.

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re: 9 to 5 casting#15
Posted: 6/17/08 at 1:55am
I thought Andy Karl was going to be a love interest for Stephanie's character, not Allison's...? Either way, he's another reason I'm really excited about this!
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re: 9 to 5 casting#16
Posted: 6/17/08 at 2:27am
Hilty is a force to be reckoned with. Pair her with Block and a fierce supporting cast...

It looks like we have a mega hit on our hands. :)
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re: 9 to 5 casting#17
Posted: 6/17/08 at 8:07am
logan0215, Jennifer Simard is going to be in the ensemble of Shrek the Musical, not Lisa Howard. Jennifer replaced Lisa as Rona Lisa Peretti in Spelling Bee, which is probably what confused you.
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re: 9 to 5 casting#18
Posted: 6/17/08 at 12:04pm
Maia Nkenge Wilson was telling people at Rent's stagedoor she was leaving in July for 9 to 5. Not sure if she's ensemble or a more featured role.
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re: 9 to 5 casting#19
Posted: 6/17/08 at 12:56pm
"I thought Andy Karl was going to be a love interest for Stephanie's character, not Allison's...? Either way, he's another reason I'm really excited about this!"

I'm pretty sure it's Allison's character? But who knows. Either way, I can't wait for this show!
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re: 9 to 5 casting#20
Posted: 6/17/08 at 1:05pm
Yes, Karl will be playing Janney's love interest.
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re: 9 to 5 casting#21
Posted: 6/17/08 at 3:03pm
I believe Kathy FItzgerald of the Producers is playing Roz.
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re: 9 to 5 casting#22
Posted: 6/17/08 at 8:30pm
Karen Murphy, currently in THE VISIT is playing the drunk ("Atta girl!")secretary. She'll be hilarious!!
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re: 9 to 5 casting#23
Posted: 6/17/08 at 8:31pm
Dude, I would play Allison Janney's love interest if I could. She's fabulous in every way.
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re: 9 to 5 casting#24
Posted: 6/17/08 at 10:54pm
this show doesn't have a theater right? And no broadway opening date..right? just making sure. So officially right now, its a regional production. right?>