Picnic poster art

Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
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Posted: 11/13/12 at 12:45pm
fashionguru_23
Broadway Star
joined:4/21/08
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Posted: 11/13/12 at 12:58pm
Really? This is the poster?! I hope they just use the title for the Playbill.

"The 54th Street[theatre] had a rep as. . .where old musicals went to die." -Smaxie
Updated On: 11/13/12 at 12:58 PM
Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
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Posted: 11/13/12 at 01:02pm

Just sayin'

TimesSquared
Featured Actor
joined:2/2/10
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Posted: 11/13/12 at 08:03pm
That artwork is a damn shame.
Looks like generic Lifetime movie art. It's just lazy.
TimesSquared
Featured Actor
joined:2/2/10
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Posted: 11/13/12 at 08:10pm
Brilliant copycat lineup, Wynbish.
EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
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Posted: 11/13/12 at 08:16pm
^^^ Totally agreed.

I admit, I was expecting a generic poster with no images, for some reason--but I don't like this more. If I saw it in a subway I don't think I'd even know it was a play.
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
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Posted: 11/13/12 at 08:37pm
LAME
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
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Posted: 11/13/12 at 08:37pm
LAME
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
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Posted: 11/13/12 at 08:42pm
GAWDAWFUL...so chick-flicky...i think i'm gonna hurl!
choitoy
Broadway Star
joined:12/12/07
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Posted: 11/13/12 at 08:46pm
I think the major thing wrong with this is that it makes it look like a new Nicholas Sparks movie, especially with Sebastian Stan on it. It tells me nothing about the play besides that there will be kissing in it...
Xanadu! Can't cry on cue!
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
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Posted: 11/13/12 at 09:23pm
William Inge's "Chicflic."
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
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Posted: 11/13/12 at 09:58pm
Is every dream seems big meant to be some sort of innuendo? While the leads in the play are, I guess, dreaming of something more than what they have, that tagline irks me nearly as much as the overall image.
Auggie27
Broadway Legend
joined:10/13/03
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Posted: 11/13/12 at 11:11pm
The bigger issue for me is the seasonal timing: does this show scream spring or summer? Somehow, the winter opening just seems odd, and the artwork is generically sunny and 2012ish, if not offensive. They would've been wise to play up the 50s, which conjure up baby boomer childhoods and/or retro chic. The era is missing entirely, other than the font, and the photo is, yeah, Sparks-ian.
"I'm a comedian, but in my spare time, things bother me." Gary Shandling
EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
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Posted: 11/13/12 at 11:55pm
I'm a little surprised that the era isn't played up more, as well. I don't think there's any reason why it shouldn't open in the Winter (it's not exactly a show that is all about celebrating Summer, despite the setting or the *long* ridiculous shots of Summer fair "fun" in the movie version), but otherwise agree.
Jon
Broadway Legend
joined:2/20/04
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Posted: 11/14/12 at 10:39am
The Entertainment Magazine logo in the lower left corner suggests that this is a print ad, not a poster.
macnyc
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/08
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Posted: 11/14/12 at 10:45am
The Roundabout website is still using the text-only treatment, so I hope this one is just a print ad. It's really tacky.