Tag: Stand-Bys


Unsung Understudies

I was charmed by a Broadway story this week: It Only Takes a Moment: Bette Midler’s Gracious Gesture

Bette Midler – who is apparently the highest paid Broadway star ever, currently leading the revival of Hello, Dolly – allowed Christian Dante White to take the final bow at one of the performances. The reason? White is an understudy and went on in the role of Cornelius with little notice, and little rehearsal and Midler wanted to acknowledge the impressive feat that was his flawless performance. More