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15th Jun '17 2:03:44 PM jtierney50
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** Cosette, a brunette in the book, always is given a brown wig, regardless of the hair colour of the actress. Katie Hall is a notable aversion. She played Cosette in the 25th Anniversary Concert. However, she too wore a dark wig when she played the role at the Queen's Theatre.

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** Cosette, a brunette in the book, always is given a brown wig, regardless of the hair colour of the actress. Katie Hall is a notable aversion. She played Cosette in the 25th Anniversary Concert. However, she too wore a dark wig when she played the role at the Queen's Theatre. Cosette was also blond in the 2012 movie, when she was played by Creator/AmandaSeyfried.
18th May '17 2:22:47 PM Everlighte
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** The majority of Eponines have had dark hair, despite the fact that [[Literature/LesMiserables the novel]] describes her as a blonde[[note]]Hugo himself was not very consistent on Eponine's hair color, describing her first as having "chestnut" colored hair before later referring to her as blonde[[/note]]. This is probably set by original Eponine, Frances Ruffelle and reinforced by notable 10th Anniversary Concert Cast Eponine, Lea Salonga, and 25th Anniversary, Samantha Barks. In fact, Megan Lawrence, a blonde Eponine on Broadway, commented once to an interviewer that she never thought she'd get to play Eponine ''because'' she was a blonde.

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** The majority of Eponines have had dark hair, despite the fact that [[Literature/LesMiserables the novel]] describes her as a blonde[[note]]Hugo Hugo himself was is not very consistent on Eponine's hair color, describing her first as having "chestnut" "chestnut/auburn" colored hair before later referring to her as blonde[[/note]].having "a blonde and lymphatic pallor.". This is probably set by original Eponine, Frances Ruffelle and reinforced by notable 10th Anniversary Concert Cast Eponine, Lea Salonga, and 25th Anniversary, Samantha Barks. In fact, Megan Lawrence, a blonde Eponine on Broadway, commented once to an interviewer that she never thought she'd get to play Eponine ''because'' she was a blonde.
27th Apr '17 1:26:32 PM Sceptre
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* Though the casting calls of ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' simply say that every actor should be non-white, most productions match up exactly with the ethnicities of the original Broadway cast.

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* Though the casting calls of ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' simply say that every actor (with the exception of the one playing King George III) should be non-white, most productions match up exactly with the ethnicities of the original Broadway cast.
27th Apr '17 11:14:35 AM Golondrina
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This may not technically be true--there may indeed be as many non-black actors cast in the role as black ones--the point is that the ''impression'' is there. Most people who know the show, or at least the Broadway production with Ben Vereen and film with Carl Anderson, when they think of the character, think of him as black. This phenomenon is also why most people who think of the musical ''Rent'' will imagine Mark with short blond hair and glasses. This can also refer to casting conventions, such as how certain shows are always subject to (sometimes ridiculous) DawsonCasting whereas others are less so.

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This may not technically be true--there may indeed be as many non-black actors cast in the role as black ones--the point is that the ''impression'' is there. Most people who know the show, or at least the Broadway production with Ben Vereen and film with Carl Anderson, when they think of the character, think of him as black. This phenomenon is also why most people who think of the musical ''Rent'' ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' will imagine Mark with short blond hair and glasses. This can also refer to casting conventions, such as how certain shows are always subject to (sometimes ridiculous) DawsonCasting whereas others are less so.
27th Apr '17 10:59:58 AM Golondrina
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* Revivals of ''The Cradle Will Rock'' often do without costumes, scenery or orchestra; the original production (which was directed by OrsonWelles, by the way) did this out of necessity when the actors were locked out of the theatre it was supposed to open in.

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* Revivals of ''The Cradle Will Rock'' often do without costumes, scenery or orchestra; the original production (which was directed by OrsonWelles, Creator/OrsonWelles, by the way) did this out of necessity when the actors were locked out of the theatre it was supposed to open in.
11th Apr '17 10:00:32 PM trulymadmoves
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* Though the casting calls of ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' simply say that every actor should be non-white, most productions match up exactly with the ethnicities of the original Broadway cast.
25th Feb '17 7:42:01 PM nombretomado
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** Sky Masterson is the traditional romantic lead while Nathan Detroit is the more comic role. Though Nathan Detroit was originally played by the tone-deaf Sam Levene, thanks to FrankSinatra's portrayal in the movie, Nathan Detroit is often played by the better singer.

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** Sky Masterson is the traditional romantic lead while Nathan Detroit is the more comic role. Though Nathan Detroit was originally played by the tone-deaf Sam Levene, thanks to FrankSinatra's Music/FrankSinatra's portrayal in the movie, Nathan Detroit is often played by the better singer.
7th Feb '17 2:11:18 PM kquinn0830
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* In most production of ''Theatre/WestSideStory'', the Jets tend to wear blue and yellow clothing while the Sharks tend to wear red and purple.

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* In most production productions of ''Theatre/WestSideStory'', the Jets tend to wear blue and yellow clothing while the Sharks tend to wear red and purple.purple. The most recent Broadway revival bucked this trend by having the Jets wear green and orange instead.
24th Jan '17 12:31:40 PM kquinn0830
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* In most production of ''Theatre/WestSideStory'', the Jets tend to wear blue and yellow clothing while the Sharks tend to wear red and purple.
29th Oct '16 9:59:34 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Grease}}'':

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