Posted by On the road... 2012-05-05 19:31:53
Why is Alex Ringler in the promo pics for the new off-Broadway Naked Boys Singing but not in the show? I know he choreographed the current version, but his picture in the pics is incredibly misleading! It's rather disappointing, honestly!
Posted by vocalzone 2012-05-05 23:58:01
He was in the Provincetown production (same producers/directors as the current off-broadway production) in 2007 and 2011. He was cast in this production but right before rehearsals/after the photoshoots got a bigger contract with Surf in Las Vegas. He still served as this production's choreographer.
Also, how many shows have had giant billboards advertising different cast members that aren't name stars? (Multiple Rent and Chicago billboards/advertisements come to mind...hell, half the Chicago advertisements have Ute Lemper who is somewhat of a name in this industry).
Posted by CurtainPullDowner 2012-05-06 00:51:46
He looks good.
Posted by JoanBennett 2012-05-06 01:07:45
Alex Ringler is a professional of the highest integrity.
vocalzone is correct to point out that photos with cast members who have left is not unusual.
Posted by PalJoey 2012-05-06 07:17:43
I've seen him in the national tour of A Chorus Line, on Broadway in West Side Story, in Ptown in both Naked Boys and Icons, and in two editions of Broadway Bares.
He's extremely talented, phenomenally good looking, he has a beautiful voice, and can be very goofy and funny. (He's also a very nice guy.)
Road trip to Las Vegas for Surf?
Posted by On the road... 2012-05-08 01:15:55
Yes, "false" advertising happens all the time with original casts being used years after they left. This one just surprised me because it was a "new" production and he's in the promos but not in the show. They certainly lost out when he booked that Las Vrgas gig!
Posted by EricMontreal22 2012-05-08 02:19:35
I met him after seeing him in the Chorus Line tour a few years back in Vancouver. I admit I don't usually stage door or have had many encounters with any Broadway performers but he was genuinely talkative and seemed a nice guy. And I thought he was one of the better performers in the production.