In reply to: re: sigh - mikem07:34 am EDT 08/12/22
Now that the new cast announcement has been made, and 5 of the 6 above-the-line stars plus Julia Lester will not be at your performance, which is only a little over 3 weeks away, I take back a little of what I said. I would be very annoyed by that, although you could change your ticket if you wanted to see Gavin Creel and Patina Miller. Until the press release that the cast would be intact only until Sept 4, I took the announcement of an extension of only 8 weeks to October 16 to mean that there might be wholesale cast changes on Oct 16, not that there would be wholesale cast changes 2 weeks into that extension. But I will know better for the future!
Part of the issue is the last-minute maneuvering with this show, which is probably inherent in trying to figure out the casting of a show that only debuted at Encores on May 4. Hard to believe the time frame is that short! It's only been 3 months since Encores and we're already talking about the third performer for some of the roles. The show only announced the extension into September and October about 2 weeks ago, at which time it may not have been completely clear who was staying, which was why there was the separate press release announcing that the cast was only intact until Sept 4. That announcement only came out 9 days ago.