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SPIDER-MAN responds to Tony nominations; Free tickets on "Tony" Night...
Posted by jacobsnchz14 2012-05-09 12:19:34


Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris, producers of SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, today made a special, unprecedented Tony-related announcement in response to the show's receipt of only two Tony nominations. The high flying production will hold a special Tony Sunday performance at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, for which anyone with the first name Anthony, Tony, Antoinette, Toni, or Antonio will be eligible to receive a free ticket.

“It has been brought to our attention that the Tonys have been honoring Broadway for years, and we thought it was about time to repay the favor,” Cohl and Harris said in a joint statement. They added, “Nothing would make us prouder than to have more Tonys than any other show on Broadway on Sunday, June 10.”



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Posted by dramamama611 2012-05-09 12:22:58


That's just stupid. And childish.

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Posted by everythingtaboo 2012-05-09 12:24:30


What a bunch of nudniks.

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Posted by Marianne2 2012-05-09 12:25:53


Well, I certainly hope that the people nominated from their show were not planning to attend the actual award that night. I feel this action could blow up in their face. Maybe I'm just reading too much into this. But, instead of making this fun, it sounds more like a spiteful event. Even if I had one of those names, I wouldn't want to go.

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Posted by bwayphreak234 2012-05-09 12:28:15


They should be grateful for the two nods that they did get.

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Posted by dramamama611 2012-05-09 12:33:44


Not being there would be even more childish.

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Posted by CukorLover 2012-05-09 12:34:10


Brilliant marketing move on the part of the producers !

The ghost of David Merrick lives !

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Posted by Jordan Catalano 2012-05-09 12:35:45


What's interesting is that given how the awards have been the past couple of years, SPIDER-MAN was almost guaranteed the ability to perform on the show. They're really just being big babies here stomping their feet and crying.

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Posted by ACL2006 2012-05-09 12:37:43


childish much??

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Posted by ClapYo'Hands 2012-05-09 12:38:03


I think this is kinda cool!

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Posted by FindingNamo 2012-05-09 12:38:06


That's so stupid. But I don't mind if Tony Yazbeck needs me to be his plus one.

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Posted by Jordan Catalano 2012-05-09 12:38:21


Your name must be Anthony.

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Posted by Jordan Catalano 2012-05-09 12:40:11


They must not be selling well for that day if they've got enough space to give so many away.

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Posted by TalkinLoud 2012-05-09 12:40:37


Are you guys serious? They're not being childish. They're having fun and having a sense of humor. There's nothing "spiteful" about this.

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Posted by SonofRobbieJ 2012-05-09 12:45:15


I thinks it's delightfully hilarious.

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Posted by finebydesign 2012-05-09 12:45:21


I think it's an inspired stunt. But so rude to Eiko Ishioka who has passed and truly deserves the award for her incredible costumes in this show.

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Posted by Marianne2 2012-05-09 12:46:01


^ I think it would be funnier if their show wasn't nominated at all and it didn't have all the drama surrounding it that it does.

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Posted by Mildred Plotka 2012-05-09 12:47:33


“It has been brought to our attention that the Tonys have been honoring Broadway for years, and we thought it was about time to repay the favor,”

So they didn't know what the Tony Awards were until someone told them? Doesn't surprise me.

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Posted by SonofRobbieJ 2012-05-09 12:58:08


Mildred,

You really don't see the snark? Really? I refuse to believe that.

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Posted by morosco 2012-05-09 12:59:00


I think it's brilliant.

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Posted by blaxx 2012-05-09 13:04:53


I think it's brilliant

Really? In such a small community, I would believe it is your best bet to constantly display a positive and supportive attitude, even if it is only in public.

If they expect to keep producing, it is in their best interest to keep their enemies close - attitudes like these can't bring anything good to their Broadway future.

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Posted by WiCkEDrOcKS 2012-05-09 13:07:30


HAHAHA this is the stupidest thing I have ever heard.

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Posted by GlindatheGood22 2012-05-09 13:13:48


It does seem a bit childish. Sort of like, "Screw you guys, I'm goin' home."

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Posted by tazber 2012-05-09 13:15:32


I think it's amusing.

The show is at 3:00 so they can still perform on the telecast if invited.

The nominees wouldn't have to be at the "special performance" anyway.

And for the record, the producers and cast have been very active in the community raising money for charities.

Really, this is just a joke meant in the spirit of self deprecation and good nature.

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Posted by LizzieCurry 2012-05-09 13:24:54


That is GREAT! And creative.

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Posted by WiCkEDrOcKS 2012-05-09 13:28:05


If LEAP OF FAITH doesn't perform, I really hope the Tonys don't invite SPIDER-MAN now. This is so stupid and childish. And I personally don't think it's clever at all.

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Posted by Mister Matt 2012-05-09 13:30:48


It's not like they're going all Julie Andrews pointy little nose in the air or anything. I think it's a funny and brilliant little bit of marketing, actually.

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Posted by mybigsplash 2012-05-09 13:33:14


This isn't new. "I'm Not Rappaport" did a similar promotion with anyone named "Rappaport"

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Posted by SonofRobbieJ 2012-05-09 13:37:40


Ya know what? I'm gonna give out dollar bills to all the people who find this to be some sort of affront. And they can go buy themselves at least a cheap sense of humor.

I was going to bring up Julie Andrews, Matt. At least this was done with humor and levity.

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Posted by best12bars 2012-05-09 14:33:32


It does seem a bit childish. Sort of like, "Screw you guys, I'm goin' home."

I agree, it sounds like they hired Cartman to do publicity for the show.

On the other hand, I find Cartman to be hilarious. I also think this is pretty damn funny, and will surely get them more attention ... and probably more Tonys at their theatre that day.

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Posted by Playbilly 2012-05-09 14:40:56


SPIDER-MAN did a number on last year's Tonys.

The Tonys actually SHOULD do a number from a show from the upcoming season.

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Posted by James2 2012-05-09 14:52:40


You think this means Tony Stark will appear at that performance?

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Posted by HumATune 2012-05-09 15:01:38


So will other derivatives of Tony which aren't listed, such as Antione, Antonia, and Anatoliy be accepted? If not, I'd be pissed if I were named any of those.

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Posted by CurtainPullDowner 2012-05-09 15:39:43


Does anyone know anyone named Antoinette?

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Posted by tazber 2012-05-09 15:42:48


Does anyone still wear a hat?

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Posted by ghostlight2 2012-05-09 16:20:09


"The ghost of David Merrick lives ! "

Exactly. This is just the sort of thing he would have done. I think it's silly, funny, and pretty clever. Is it possible that those who are so loudly decrying it didn't like Spider-Man in the first place and are looking for another reason to bash it - or do they need SonofRobbieJ's offer to buy a sense of humor?

"Does anyone know anyone named Antoinette?"

Isn't that Valerie Pettiford's sister's name?

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Posted by SonofRobbieJ 2012-05-09 16:31:02


I work at a law firm where a large portion of the secretarial pool is from Staten Island.

I know at least 3 Antoinette's.

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Posted by Mister Matt 2012-05-09 16:49:18


Oh, Robbie...you would. But do any of them have vaginas?

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Posted by SonofRobbieJ 2012-05-09 16:52:17


2 and 1/2 of them do.

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Posted by TalkinLoud 2012-05-09 16:53:46


ghostlight2 has it right. If Bonnie & Clyde, or some other people that board members really liked, was still open and has done this, these people would be posting "Ha! So clever!"

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Posted by devonian.t 2012-05-09 17:48:44


I know it might be difficult to read the tone, but to me it reads as petulant.

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Posted by RippedMan 2012-05-09 17:55:15


First off, it's totally a hilarious idea, and just sort of goes hand-in-hand with the whimsy of their show.

It's at 3pm, so it's not like they're actually competing with the Tonys, which aren't until much later.

I don't see the big deal.

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Posted by songanddanceman2 2012-05-09 20:14:22


Geeez, over reaction by people on here or what?

I think this is a great move, it shows they have a great sense of humour, good on them.

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Posted by broadwayfever 2012-05-10 00:35:41


Though I don't agree with this promotion, I still believe Spiderman should've been nominated for best score. Peter and the Starcatcher should've never been nominated for best score...that's just ridiculous.

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Posted by WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel 2012-05-10 00:55:16


Many shows have matinee performances on Tony Sunday. No one is missing anything and they still could perform if they are inviting/want to.

It feels very David Merrick. With all the names it reminds me of his Subways critics stunt. This is funny and silly and will generate some buzz with the media. They don't need to be spiteful about anything. Despite all the naysayers they are routinely the highest grossing new show of the season.

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Posted by James885 2012-05-10 01:42:50


I don't see the big deal with it. It seems pretty harmless and in good humor.