Romeo et Juliette Casting and Reviews
Posted 03 September 2009 - 11:25 PM
According to Boal in a Q&A at the end of last season, Lucien Postlewaite and James Moore, who both danced the role last year.
Posted 04 September 2009 - 10:12 AM
Posted 04 September 2009 - 02:28 PM
I'd be curious to see if anyone else is learning the roles of R & J...ie, Seth Orza, Rachel Foster, and Lesley Rausch. I'd be surprised if Seth wasn't an understudy, because the role of Romeo seems right up his alley. Also, who will be Nurse and Mercutio? I'm so excited to see the final cast list...
Posted 04 September 2009 - 03:48 PM
And he's already done an R&J, at NYCB.
The company usually starts rehearsing a handful of dancers for major roles, thinking that some are learning the work for future seasons. Occasionally they've had to bring those dancers up to speed due to injuries in the current casts, but that's not always the case.
I'm wondering about Nurse and Mercutio, yes, and also wondering who might be dancing Lady Capulet.
Originally, I think Korbes and Pantastico would have split the performances a bit more equally, but there were a series of decision made fairly close to the opening that wound up with Noelani P doing a marathon job. As I understood the situation with Bernice C, she was asked to perform for an added matinee (the show was selling extraordinarily well) and when she said she was available they added the performance. Then they couldn't get her visa processed in time (she was coming to the states already, but needed to arrive earlier to do this show) despite intervention by several people, so Pantastico took a breath and said she'd do that one as well.
Posted 04 September 2009 - 03:54 PM
I thought I saw Korbes listed multiple times in the Week 1 cast list before she was injured and casting was updated, but I could be hallucinating again. I'm looking forward to seeing both women this year.
Countdown to the casting...
Posted 05 September 2009 - 03:11 PM
Countdown to the casting...
I think you're right about Korbes being scheduled for a fair number of performances -- they really did take a major risk by having just one Juliette for the run of the show, and I know that was not the original intention.
Posted 08 September 2009 - 03:28 PM
There are a number of photos of the men, with Jonathan Porretta, Josh Spell, Seth Orza, James Moore, Lucien Postlewaite, Batkhurel Bold, I think Tisserand and maybe Kyle Davis (in the red shirt) rehearsing the fight scene in various combinations.
Posted 08 September 2009 - 04:43 PM
Glad to hear that (great detective work, BTW!). Rachel was my pick to replace Jodi Thomas as the nurse if Rachel didn't get the nod to do Juliette (low odds I know). I agree with you Helene, Chalnessa was a terrific nurse last year (such a great part!) so it is not surprising she will do it again. Hmmmmm....Carrie as Lady Capulet perhaps. I wish the men photo had Barry Kerollis in it since I was pulling for him to inherit the Tybalt role from Herd.
Posted 08 September 2009 - 08:58 PM
Posted 08 September 2009 - 09:33 PM
Looks like sandik called that one right!
Frankly, Mara didn't use to excite me, but something's changed....I am really getting into her dancing since she returned from
[later edit....OOPS )
Posted 08 September 2009 - 10:19 PM
Posted 09 September 2009 - 04:37 AM
Now, that's interesting. With her acting skills (along with everything else wonderful about Carrie) she'll take that role to unimagined places (if she doesn't upstage Juliette ).
Posted 09 September 2009 - 08:27 AM
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