I was invited to the dress rehearsal but a friend involved with the show., When he asked me what I thought of it I said I found two problems. The opening number was endless and went on for 15 minutes and used every trick on Broadway and Mignini 's performance had no chemistry with Gallagher. He thought I was crazy. Two weeks later he called me to say they cut down the opening number and replaced Mignini. It was hard for Jerry Zaks to replace Sarah as Mignini was his girlfriend. She's a great performer but this role was not for her.