Chad Kimball is taking an indefinite leave of absence from Memphis. (http://www.playbill.com/news/article/152941-EXCLUSIVE-Tony-Nominee-Chad-Kimball-Will-Take-Indefinite-Leave-from-Memphis)
He’s been doing the same show, 8 times a week, for …way too long. Props to him for keeping it going for so long.
Granted, he turned Huey into his own special character and it may be impossible for ANYONE to completely fill his shoes…but maybe that’s a good thing. It would be interesting to see what take on Huey Calhoun his replacement has. Can anyone mimic his voice, mannerisms, and lil hand movements? doubtful. But maybe Huey needed a change up anyways.
Rest up Chad. Come back soon.