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Grey Gardens (re: Sara Gettelfinger on Her Broadway Rise, Devastating Downfall and Clear-Eyed Comeback in Water for Elephants)
Posted by: Marlo*Manners 10:57 am EDT 04/19/24
In reply to: re: Sara Gettelfinger on Her Broadway Rise, Devastating Downfall and Clear-Eyed Comeback in Water for Elephants - Unhookthestars 06:31 pm EDT 04/18/24

What isn't mentioned at all is another career high that turned into a low: Young Little Edie in Act 1 of "Grey Gardens". Sara Gettelfinger was the original Young Little Edie in "Grey Gardens" off-Broadway. She delivered a strong performance - maybe a little too strong.

When the show transferred to Broadway, Gettelfinger was replaced by Erin Davie. I think the feeling was that Gettelfinger came off too strong and too different a type - physically and personality-wise - to turn into Christine Ebersole in Act 2. So she lost that Broadway gig. Very sad.
Also - wasn't Rachel York the Morticia in the national tour of "The Addams Family" or am I hallucinating that? Love Rachel York. They are a similar type.

Marlo Manners (Lady Barrington)
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