Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Congrats on a Broadway Debut!

I’m always excited when I read about performers making their debut on Broadway, and I was naturally thrilled when reading about Carrie Manolakos making hers as Sophie in Mamma Mia! on June 4.

In the days of long-running shows, the replacement casts tend to get ignored or forgotten. Everyone remembers Colm Wilkinson as Jean Valjean, but they forgot the many names who kept that show in tip-top shape after he left. It takes a load of talent to replace a cast member, and the audition process is as brutal and tough for long-running shows (and tours) as it is for a new show. I’ve heard good things about Carrie Manolakos, but the fact that she’s making her Broadway debut says enough. Congrats!

the Broadway Mouth
May 28, 2008

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