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* Pseudolus, in Sondheim's ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'', is usually played by a male actor, but WhoopiGoldberg replaced Creator/NathanLane in a Broadway revival.

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* Pseudolus, in Sondheim's ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'', is usually played by a male actor, but WhoopiGoldberg Creator/WhoopiGoldberg replaced Creator/NathanLane in a Broadway revival.


* In ''Theatre/{{Finale}}'', the Narrator is played by a woman in the original cast, but is not referred to as anywhere explicitly in the script.

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* In ''Theatre/{{Finale}}'', the Narrator is played by a woman in the original cast, but is not referred to as such anywhere explicitly in the script.

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* In ''Theatre/{{Finale}}'', the Narrator is played by a woman in the original cast, but is not referred to as anywhere explicitly in the script.


* The Balladeer from ''{{Theatre/Assassins}}'', apart from being referenced as 'boy' once by Booth, could be played as female.
** Only in the original staging. The revival, and most touring companies thereafter, require the Balladeer to be male [[spoiler:because he's actually Lee Harvey Oswald.]]

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* ''Theatre/{{Assassins}}'':
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The Balladeer from ''{{Theatre/Assassins}}'', Balladeer, apart from being referenced as 'boy' "boy" once by Booth, could be played as female.
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female. Only in the original staging. The staging, though: the revival, and most touring companies thereafter, require the Balladeer to be male [[spoiler:because he's actually Lee Harvey Oswald.]]



* Same goes for The Narrator in ''[[Theatre/BloodBrothers Blood Brothers]]''.

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* Same goes for The Narrator in ''[[Theatre/BloodBrothers Blood Brothers]]''.''Theatre/BloodBrothers''.



* Not necessarily the narrator of the story, but the Book Voice of J. Pierrepont Finch's book ''HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying'' in the musical of the same name could arguably fit this trope; in most of the productions it's usually a male.
* The Narrator in ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' is not gender-specified until [[spoiler: he is pulled into the story by the characters]], but it would be easy enough to change a few pronouns. However, following OriginalCastPrecedent, the Narrator [[ActingForTwo doubles as The Mysterious Man]] and has been played by a male.
* Pseudolus, in Sondheim's ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'', is usually played by a male actor, but WhoopiGoldberg replaced NathanLane in a Broadway revival.

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* Not necessarily the narrator of the story, but the Book Voice of J. Pierrepont Finch's book ''HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying'' ''Theatre/HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying'' in the musical of the same name could arguably fit this trope; in most of the productions it's usually a male.
* The Narrator in ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' is not gender-specified until [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he is pulled into the story by the characters]], but it would be easy enough to change a few pronouns. However, following OriginalCastPrecedent, the Narrator [[ActingForTwo doubles as The Mysterious Man]] and has been played by a male.
* Pseudolus, in Sondheim's ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'', is usually played by a male actor, but WhoopiGoldberg replaced NathanLane Creator/NathanLane in a Broadway revival.


* The Leading Player from ''{{Pippin}}'' is perhaps the most well-known version.
* The Stage Manager from ''OurTown''.

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* The Leading Player from ''{{Pippin}}'' ''Theatre/{{Pippin}}'' is perhaps the most well-known version.
* The Stage Manager from ''OurTown''.''Theatre/OurTown''.



* The Chorus from ''HenryV''.

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* The Chorus from ''HenryV''.''Theatre/HenryV''.


* Pseudolus, in Sondheim's AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum, is usually played by a male actor, but WhoopiGoldberg replaced NathanLane in a Broadway revival.

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* Pseudolus, in Sondheim's AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum, ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'', is usually played by a male actor, but WhoopiGoldberg replaced NathanLane in a Broadway revival.


* The Cat in the Hat in ''Theatre/{{Seussical}}''.

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* The Cat in the Hat in ''Theatre/{{Seussical}}''. While generally depicted as male, at least two women (Rosie O'Donnell and Cathy Rigby) have played the character.


* The Cat in the Hat in ''{{Seussical}}''.

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* The Cat in the Hat in ''{{Seussical}}''.''Theatre/{{Seussical}}''.


* The Narrator in IntoTheWoods is not gender-specified until [[spoiler: he is pulled into the story by the characters]], but it would be easy enough to change a few pronouns. However, following OriginalCastPrecedent, the Narrator [[ActingForTwo doubles as The Mysterious Man]] and has been played by a male.

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* The Narrator in IntoTheWoods ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' is not gender-specified until [[spoiler: he is pulled into the story by the characters]], but it would be easy enough to change a few pronouns. However, following OriginalCastPrecedent, the Narrator [[ActingForTwo doubles as The Mysterious Man]] and has been played by a male.


** Same goes for The Narrator in ''[[Theatre/BloodBrothers Blood Brothers]]''.

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** The Proprietor is occasionally played by a woman, in which case she [[ActingForTwo doubles as Emma Goldman]]. He's a BadassBaritone, but otherwise his gender is more or less irrelevant.
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Same goes for The Narrator in ''[[Theatre/BloodBrothers Blood Brothers]]''.


* The Narrator in AndrewLloydWebber's ''{{Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat}}'' is an interesting example: as written, the character has no specific gender, but is now always played by a woman to amend for the complete lack of female characters (other than Potiphar's Wife).

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* The Narrator in AndrewLloydWebber's ''{{Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat}}'' ''Theatre/JosephAndTheAmazingTechnicolorDreamcoat'' is an interesting example: as written, the character has no specific gender, but is now always played by a woman to amend for the complete lack of female characters (other than Potiphar's Wife).


* The Narrator in IntoTheWoods is not gender-specified until [[spoiler: he is pulled into the story by the characters]], but it would be easy enough to change a few pronouns. However, in the original and many subsequent productions, the Narrator doubles as The Mysterious Man and has been played by a male.

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* The Narrator in IntoTheWoods is not gender-specified until [[spoiler: he is pulled into the story by the characters]], but it would be easy enough to change a few pronouns. However, in the original and many subsequent productions, following OriginalCastPrecedent, the Narrator [[ActingForTwo doubles as The Mysterious Man Man]] and has been played by a male.


* The Narrator in {{IntoTheWoods}} is not gender-specified until [[spoiler: he is pulled into the story by the characters]], but it would be easy enough to change a few pronouns. However, in the original and many subsequent productions, the Narrator doubles as The Mysterious Man and has been played by a male.
* Pseudolus, in Sondheim's {{AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum}}, is usually played by a male actor, but WhoopiGoldberg replaced NathanLane in a Broadway revival.

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* The Narrator in {{IntoTheWoods}} IntoTheWoods is not gender-specified until [[spoiler: he is pulled into the story by the characters]], but it would be easy enough to change a few pronouns. However, in the original and many subsequent productions, the Narrator doubles as The Mysterious Man and has been played by a male.
* Pseudolus, in Sondheim's {{AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum}}, AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum, is usually played by a male actor, but WhoopiGoldberg replaced NathanLane in a Broadway revival.

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* Pseudolus, in Sondheim's {{AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum}}, is usually played by a male actor, but WhoopiGoldberg replaced NathanLane in a Broadway revival.

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*The Narrator in {{IntoTheWoods}} is not gender-specified until [[spoiler: he is pulled into the story by the characters]], but it would be easy enough to change a few pronouns. However, in the original and many subsequent productions, the Narrator doubles as The Mysterious Man and has been played by a male.

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