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Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024

Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024

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bekk99
#1Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/25/24 at 1:15pm

Can anyone report on how the 3 leads’ attendance has been lately? Thinking ahead to my tickets this Wednesday evening 3/27. Thanks!

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#2Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/25/24 at 1:42pm

Daniel is out April 2nd and 3rd.  May 30th & 31st,  June 1st & 2nd.

Jonathan is out April 16th and 17th.

As of two months ago, Radcliffe and Groff hadn't missed a show yet in the off-Broadway and Broadway runs. Apparently Mendez has missed 43 shows in the Broadway run as of two months ago.   Not sure the tally now.

The dates listed are scheduled absences. 

Updated On: 3/25/24 at 01:42 PM

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dramamama611
#3Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/25/24 at 4:26pm

I'm fairly certain both Groff and Radcliffe have continued their very impressive record.   


If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.

Springtime
#4Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/25/24 at 5:03pm

Groff and Radcliffe are yet to miss a show (Broadway or off-Broadway). Mendez has missed 57 shows on Broadway. 

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Miss10036
#5Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/26/24 at 12:17pm

They've announced which understudies are going on for Groff and Radcliffe during their April absences.  Koray Tarhan will go on as Charley for all three shows on April 2nd and 3rd.  Corey Mach will play Frank for the April 16th evening show and April 17th matinee, while Evan Alexander Smith will play Frank for the April 17th evening performance.

https://playbill.com/article/merrily-we-roll-along-understudies-to-go-on-for-select-dates-in-april

Dolly80
#6Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/26/24 at 2:30pm

Love how they frame this like it’s really exciting to get the chance to see the understudies. Bet audiences will be delighted the stars are off.

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#7Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/26/24 at 2:35pm

To some people it IS very exciting, whether its simply the chance to see someone that only performs a minimum amount of times, or see an relative unknown (certainly in comparision) shine, or being able to afford decent tickets.

 

Also, these dates have been very public since they went on sale, assuming you purchased thru the official site (as well as thru Today's Tix, I believe).  Purchasing them anywhere elses is a buyer beware situation.  So no one "should" be suprised upon getting to the theater.


If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.

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#8Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/26/24 at 2:39pm

Dolly80 said: "Love how they frame this like it’s really exciting to get the chance to see the understudies. Bet audiences will be delighted the stars are off."

Insufferable.

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#9Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/26/24 at 3:20pm

The Merrily website no longer has Brian Sears (understudy for Charlie).  I guess he left the show or is on leave of absence for another project?

Updated On: 3/26/24 at 03:20 PM

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Miss10036
#10Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/26/24 at 3:25pm

I, for one, am delighted I'll get to revisit this production through TDF and am really excited to see another take without breaking the bank.

A little understudy appreciation never hurt anybody, especially for such well-advertised absences.  Come on, now.

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#11Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/26/24 at 3:44pm

CoffeeBreak said: "The Merrily website no longer has Brian Sears (understudy for Charlie). I guess he left the show or is on leave of absencefor another project?"

I got curious why he wasn't going on and did some snooping on this...  Playbill Vault lists him as having departed this past Sunday (link), and the actor who replaced him posted about joining the show on Instagram (link) and said to "stay tuned for some Charley dates later in the spring."  My guess is that Brian Sears has left left, though I don't have any inside knowledge.

Will certainly miss seeing him in his track - I got such a kick out of him during The Blob scene, he really worked those chunky glasses.

Springtime
#12Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/26/24 at 5:55pm

Brian Sears and Maya Boyd had their final shows last Sunday (tears from the cast on stage, flowers given and speeches before the show etc). Nobody in the cast has said on their socials where Brian is going, but in his speech he talked about Merrily possibly being his last time on stage. Maya appears to be going into '& Juliet'.

Updated On: 3/26/24 at 05:55 PM

jimmycurry01
#13Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/26/24 at 6:57pm

Dolly80 said: "Love how they frame this like it’s really exciting to get the chance to see the understudies. Bet audiences will be delighted the stars are off."

Considering it very clearly tells you that the stars are off on those days when purchasing tickets, I'm sure they'll be OK.

Falsettolands
#14Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/26/24 at 6:59pm

Dolly80 said: "Love how they frame this like it’s really exciting to get the chance to see the understudies. Bet audiences will be delighted the stars are off."

Hon, a chance to see Corey Mach??? I will be READY.

Springtime
#15Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/26/24 at 7:06pm

The new cast members replacing Brian Sears and Maya Boyd are Coby Getzug (who will go on for Charley in coming weeks) and Brianna Stoute.

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EDSOSLO858
#16Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/27/24 at 10:55am

Perhaps this helps explain Mendez’s frequent absences in recent weeks: she is expecting! (She will be continuing with Merrily through July, though.)

https://www.instagram.com/p/C5BS0ItO_ue/?igsh=ZHR0NjE3cWd0bDE2


Life is the most precious gift in the world... embrace every moment
Updated On: 3/27/24 at 10:55 AM

hearthemsing22
#17Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/27/24 at 10:58am

EDSOSLO858 said: "Perhaps this helps explain Mendez’s frequent absences in recent weeks: she is expecting! (She will be continuing withMerrilythrough July, though.)

https://www.instagram.com/p/C5BS0ItO_ue/?igsh=ZHR0NjE3cWd0bDE2
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Congratulations to her and her finace! I hope that means people will be more understanding if she is absent because it will be a lot to be pregnant and on Broadway. I know it has been done before (hi Patti Murin and others I'm sure) but we need to be understanding. 

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#18Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/27/24 at 11:05am

Pregnancy clause 

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Wick3
#19Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/27/24 at 12:15pm

kudos to Lindsey and her fiancé!

I recall Kenita Miller was 7-8 months pregnant when she performed on Broadway two years ago.

hearthemsing22
#20Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/27/24 at 12:28pm

Wick3 said: "kudos to Lindsey and her fiancé!

I recall Kenita Miller was 7-8 months pregnant when she performed on Broadway two years ago.
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I believe Samantha Barks was very far along when she was expecting not too long ago- I was so surprised because she did not show a lot at all! 

JSquared2
#21Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/27/24 at 1:10pm

Maybe the creepy poster who keeps track here of every absence will now provide daily updates on every aspect of the pregnancy -- thinks like how many baby weight pounds she has gained, when her gyno appointments are scheduled -- right up to how many minutes apart the contractions are and how many centimeters she's dialated??

Owen22
#22Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/27/24 at 2:58pm

JSquared2 said: "Maybe the creepy poster who keeps track here of every absence will now provide daily updates on every aspect of the pregnancy -- thinks likehow many baby weight pounds she has gained, when her gyno appointments are scheduled -- right up to how many minutes apart the contractions are and how many centimeters she's dialated??"

It's not creepy. It IS weird she has missed so many performances in a role and with a cast she purportedly loves.

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#23Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/27/24 at 3:09pm

Yes, because dislike of your co-stars IS a good reason to be out?  

Some women have MISERABLE pregnancies.   I vomited so much during my first, that I actually weighed less the day after I gave birth than the day I got pregnant.  My second pregnancy?  Could have moved mountains.   

Do you know if she's a high risk pregnancy? She may have been under doctor's orders to take performances off.  Problems (All of which are none of our damn business) arise in all sorts of ways.


If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
Updated On: 3/27/24 at 03:09 PM

yyys
#24Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/27/24 at 6:05pm

if she's due in the fall, then she's probably 2-3 months pregnant?

she was probably dealing with a different issue which caused her to miss 50+ performances.

the person keeping track of her absence is more likely an employee of the Hudson.

Updated On: 3/27/24 at 06:05 PM

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#25Merrily Attendance - Spring 2024
Posted: 3/27/24 at 6:27pm

Well she is out tonight.  I am now 0 for 2 in getting to see her.


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