re: When did they stop putting understudy signs up in the lobby?
Posted by: mikem 07:46 am EST 11/21/23
In reply to: When did they stop putting understudy signs up in the lobby? - bobby2 10:16 pm EST 11/20/23

I don't think the rule has changed, but I agree with you that it feels trickier sometimes to find the board. Now the cast lists and understudy lists are on LED screens, and they really hug the wall and look like all the other LED screens that are hanging on the walls. I believe the one at the Booth for Kimberly Akimbo is in the outer lobby near the box office but facing the theater, so you kind of have to make a point of trying to see it in order to see it. It's also fairly low so I think the crowd of people entering the theater would block it.

If I remember correctly, you can't see the understudy list at Harry Potter until after you've gone past the area in the lobby where they scan your ticket, so you can't check the board before you commit to a purchase. I don't know if other Broadway theaters have that as well.

Which Broadway theaters still have the old fashioned cast board with the sliders? I think I saw that at Parade at the Jacobs. The Beaumont has the standard cast list on a large sheet of paper under glass, but the understudies are posted elsewhere on sliders. I like the sliders, but the screens are easier for the theater to update.
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