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Thanksgiving Parade Performances

sparrman
Broadway Star
joined:2/21/07
Thanksgiving Parade Performances
Posted: 11/22/12 at 11:54pm
"S. Wonderful" is the sequel to "M. Butterfly".
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allofmylife
Broadway Legend
joined:3/8/05
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Posted: 11/23/12 at 12:41am
or M. barrassing.
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FANtomFollies
Featured Actor
joined:4/5/12
Thanksgiving Parade Performances
Posted: 11/23/12 at 12:41am
I was sort of assuming most of the Cinderella costumes weren't final. Often costumes aren't even completely done for the first preview, and even that is a little ways away.
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secondstar2theright
Chorus Member
joined:9/17/12
Thanksgiving Parade Performances
Posted: 11/23/12 at 12:45am
I didn't care for the Elf performances. I hope they get much better by the time that they open.

Nice Work seemed kind of boring.

I liked Cinderella and I really like Laura Osnes' voice! However, I was not particularly wow'd by her ball gown.
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Liz7
Understudy
joined:9/1/09
Thanksgiving Parade Performances
Posted: 11/23/12 at 08:24am
Newsies did what they always do....King of New York. I like it and it was nicely done but can't they do something else once in awhile. It's gotten old.
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eperkins
Broadway Star
joined:5/21/07
Thanksgiving Parade Performances
Posted: 11/23/12 at 08:29am
Actually, Newsies does "Seize The Day" just as frequently. It's always one of those two. But what other number from the show would you do?
yankeefan7
Broadway Legend
joined:4/14/12
Thanksgiving Parade Performances
Posted: 11/23/12 at 08:31am
It was OK, nothing special. What struck me was how awful Broderick is,it looks like he is learning the dance and has no energy.
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ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
Thanksgiving Parade Performances
Posted: 11/23/12 at 01:35pm
For the person asking why ELF was chosen over A XMAS STORY, part of ELF is set in Macy's and it's the Macy's parade so...
"Pardon my prior Mcfee slip. I know how to spell her name. I just don't know how to type it." -Talulah
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ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
Thanksgiving Parade Performances
Posted: 11/23/12 at 01:36pm
Double post

"Pardon my prior Mcfee slip. I know how to spell her name. I just don't know how to type it." -Talulah
Updated On: 11/23/12 at 01:36 PM
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SondheimFan5
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/10
Thanksgiving Parade Performances
Posted: 11/23/12 at 11:00pm
I believe Macys may be a producer of ELF (or at least a major investor). I may be wrong though.

Annie was certainly the most effective. A vibrant, exciting performance.

Cindy will be good in the theatre.
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Movidude742
Stand-by
joined:6/1/11
Thanksgiving Parade Performances
Posted: 11/24/12 at 09:39am
I have to wonder if the casts that get selected for CBS are thankful that they get to prerecord in their own theaters instead of having to get up early and perform outside.

I imagine NBC has a larger audience, but does that balance the rest. Especially if the company did 2 shows the day before . . .
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karen24
Leading Actor
joined:2/27/06
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Posted: 11/24/12 at 08:37pm
All I could think of to sort of excuse Matt's gaffe is that he was no doubt reading from a teleprompter, and maybe they wrote it out as "S Wonderful" without the apostrophe, and he just read it without realizing the mistake until it was too late. But then again, if I were reading it and I knew the correct title of the song, I'd just automatically correct it in my head and then say it properly...so never mind. It was definitely awkward!

I also liked CINDERELLA and ANNIE the best. I was actually kind of out of the loop on CINDERELLA and didn't realize at first that it was Laura Osnes - then I started thinking, "Wait, who IS that talented girl?!" Can't wait to see the rest of the cast, especially Harriet Harris and Ann Harada.

I don't know if I'll wind up going to see ANNIE, but it does look like a good production and I'm sure many, many little girls will go. I think I liked the dog best
Maggie-the-schnoodle
Timmer
Broadway Star
joined:2/21/06
Thanksgiving Parade Performances
Posted: 11/24/12 at 10:36pm
I caught that -- Lauer is obviously ignorant about Broadway.
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shrekster224
Broadway Legend
joined:1/27/10
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 01:58pm
Honestly, I can say that Nice Work has quite the ensemble. I have watched just the "Lady Be Good" part of the performance on Youtube probably 5 or 6 times now because of how captivating they are as dancers and performers. I would have been completely happy if they ended it there, but showcasing Matthew and Kelli in S'Wonderful just killed the fun in a way. All of the dancers are so interesting and just great, and I don't think any one dancer stood out more than another. Also love all the swings, and it's no wonder most of these guys jump from show to show.
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dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
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Posted: 11/26/12 at 02:01pm
I hated the Nice Work performance. I wished they'd done something featuring the two Tony winners, who sure had more energy than Matthew Broderick did when I saw it.

Also-please fix Cinderella's dress and tiara-the tiara is hideous and the dress is very boring. She fails to stand out. However, I loved the singing and choreography.
theobsessed
Swing
joined:5/3/12
Thanksgiving Parade Performances
Posted: 11/27/12 at 09:37am
I personally was really impressed with Cinderella (more than I expected) and really didn't like Elf (more than I expected). Slightly more in depth review in the link below.



http://broadwaydude2378.blogspot.com/


Updated On: 11/27/12 at 09:37 AM

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