Bryce Ryness

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#1Bryce Ryness
Posted: 1/28/19 at 2:04pm

I think a Star Is Born moment was lost on RENT last night.  I saw Bryce in the ensemble and wonder what would have happened if they rehearsed him Sunday and put him in the lead Sunday night.  I'm pretty sure he would have nailed it and that story would have gotten a lot of attention.

It would have been a blow to Brennin and his hard work, but Show Biz ain't always kind.

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#2Bryce Ryness
Posted: 1/28/19 at 2:36pm

But then who would have replaced Ryness?  There's a domino effect you're ignoring.

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#3Bryce Ryness
Posted: 1/28/19 at 4:00pm

Who played the guy at life cafe who should have been dead 6 mos ago?

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#4Bryce Ryness
Posted: 1/28/19 at 4:01pm

Oh, yeah, so easy to just switch him out with a day's notice! So. Easy.


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#5Bryce Ryness
Posted: 1/28/19 at 6:58pm

It's definitely not Easy, but it has been done many, many times in "live" Theatre.

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#6Bryce Ryness
Posted: 1/28/19 at 7:06pm

Live theater and TV are different beasts.

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#7Bryce Ryness
Posted: 1/28/19 at 7:17pm

There just wasn't time. Or someone to take Ryness' track. Had this happenws on Friday, I'm sure Ryness or someone else could have rehearsed on Saturday and did a "put in" early Sunday.


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#8Bryce Ryness
Posted: 1/29/19 at 10:02am

Live theatre doesn't require camera blocking.


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#9Bryce Ryness
Posted: 1/29/19 at 10:12am

Apparently the injury happened that afternoon, about 5 hours before the start of the filming. It could have been even more dangerous for someone else to step in without proper rehearsals -- did you see that labyrinth of a set??

Now, if this had happened at 9am or sometime the day before? Completely different story.

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#10Bryce Ryness
Posted: 1/29/19 at 10:15am

Right. It happened during the commercial break immediately after What You Own.

https://tvline.com/2019/01/28/rent-live-brennin-hunt-injury-interview-broken-foot


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#11Bryce Ryness
Posted: 1/29/19 at 10:19am

While I agree with the arguments that an understudy should have been planned for, this was absolutely NOT a situation where you could just throw someone in last minute. It doesn't matter if they've played Roger on stage a thousand times and can do the role in their sleep. This required months of planning and rehearsal and choreography to deal with the scale of the set, the movement of the cameras, the movement of bodies, the audience, etc. 


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#12Bryce Ryness
Posted: 1/29/19 at 10:32am

antonijan said: "Who played the guy at life cafe who should have been dead 6 mos ago?"

Matthew Saldivar


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#13Bryce Ryness
Posted: 1/29/19 at 11:20pm

SomethingPeculiar said: Now, if this had happened at 9am or sometime the day before? Completely different story."

It did happen the day before. It happened at the Final Dress Rehearsal Saturday night.

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#14Bryce Ryness
Posted: 1/30/19 at 5:21am

Thnx Quizking101. Good to see Ryness...saw him on Rent tour once and Matilda tour.


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