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Robert Fairchild in An American in ParisIs he taking a leave from NYCBALLET?


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#16 meunier fan

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 03:03 PM

I just saw some publicity for the Broadway show stating that Robert Fairchild will star in the Broadway run. Previews start in March with the opening in April. So I assume he is taking leave from NYCBALLET for the spring season. Is this right? Too bad for me-- now I'll have to see the show if I want to see him dance.

 

One should be so lucky .... You get to see a lot of him in the show ... and I think he has been most generous with his NYCB castings in the Winter season thus far (Leanne Cope did not return to the RB fold AT ALL) - at least while obviously being - or at least starting to be back in AiP rehearsals.  One thing I can promise you - having seen the show a few times in Paris - you won't be disappointed. 



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Posted 12 February 2015 - 08:12 PM

The show started rehearsals in New York City this past Monday.  I believe that this weekend's performances of R&J at NYCB may be his final performances at NYCB for the season.



#18 meunier fan

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 03:08 AM

From Paris to Broadway .... a touching promo ...

 

https://www.youtube....7ivYBbq58I#t=53



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Posted 13 February 2015 - 06:13 AM

In fairness to Leanne Cope, unlike Robbie Fairchild, who already has an apartment and an established life in New York City, Ms Cope probably needed the "off time" from the show to find housing in New York City, move her things to New York and get settled in an entirely new city.  So she had a lot more on her plate to do than R. Fairchild to prep for the broadway engagement.



#20 meunier fan

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 06:20 AM

In fairness to Leanne Cope, unlike Robbie Fairchild, who already has an apartment and an established life in New York City, Ms Cope probably needed the "off time" from the show to find housing in New York City, move her things to New York and get settled in an entirely new city.  So she had a lot more on her plate to do than R. Fairchild to prep for the broadway engagement.

 

Indeed - plus she probably wanted to understandably spend time with her family and VERY NEW husband (also with the RB) since she will be away for quite a time thereafter.  I didn't mean any slight against the lovely Ms. Cope - not at all.  I just wanted to pay my respectful admiration to the glorious Mr. Fairchild. 



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Posted 25 June 2015 - 07:05 AM

I've become aware that Robbie Fairchild is starting to take days off from AiP here and there.  There is no set schedule of the shows he does not perform, but the AiP website now indicates that someone else is doing Robbie's role at some performances.  (Sorry, don't recalll the person's name.) Given that the show performs 8 times per week, I'm glad Robbie is finally getting some well deserved rest, but I know that people who arrive at the theater are quite disappointed to learn of his absence.  I think it would be beneficial to all if the website provided more specific info to consumers about which shows he will miss.   Have not heard any info about whether Cope is also skipping some shows.



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Posted 25 June 2015 - 10:40 AM

I've become aware that Robbie Fairchild is starting to take days off from AiP here and there.  There is no set schedule of the shows he does not perform, but the AiP website now indicates that someone else is doing Robbie's role at some performances.  (Sorry, don't recalll the person's name.) Given that the show performs 8 times per week, I'm glad Robbie is finally getting some well deserved rest, but I know that people who arrive at the theater are quite disappointed to learn of his absence.  I think it would be beneficial to all if the website provided more specific info to consumers about which shows he will miss.   Have not heard any info about whether Cope is also skipping some shows.


I agree. I have an opportunity to go in from CT with a group to see the July 22 matinee but for me the main reason to see the show is Robbie and if they would announce well in advance which shows he'll miss, that would be helpful.

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 10:45 AM

Based on what I know of this week and last week he missed his Wednesday evening performances.  I don't know what happened for the matinees, though. 



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Posted 25 June 2015 - 12:04 PM

Based on what I know of this week and last week he missed his Wednesday evening performances.  I don't know what happened for the matinees, though.


It has been my experience that when Tony season passes sometimes the load lightens for some leads.

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 12:12 PM

I know from reading Broadway boards that Wednesday nights are his night off. Before the Tony's he had never missed a single performance. 



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Posted 25 June 2015 - 01:01 PM

I believe that Robbie's understudy is Garen Scribner, who is quite an accomplished professional dancer (formerly with SF Ballet and NDT) and performer.



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Posted 25 June 2015 - 01:36 PM

Yes, Garen Scribner is the name on the AiP website as Robbie's understudy.



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Posted 25 June 2015 - 03:09 PM

Thank you for the info.


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