His absence isn't discussed at the box office, but it's the logical explanation. Five covers went on yesterday, including the brilliant Tom Robinson of Yaegel T. Welch. This company has expertly managed the understudy crunch, but they can't lose a star comfortably.
Yet a separate topic: Is Greg Kinnear box office? Asking, not surmising one way or another. But I would've imagined Richard Thomas the more logical next NYC star, an actor with many stage credits and Broadway street cred. Kinnear has zero stage credits in his Playbill bio, and seems to be starting on Broadway -- heavy lifting, first time out. Clearly, decisions were made with a calculation: the play is *also* the star. True before Covid; now, star power seems required. We'll see about June. Maybe a summer launch -- his third -- will be magic for poor Kinnear.