Cinderella Marquee

RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Cinderella Marquee
Posted: 11/13/12 at 04:24pm
http://broadwayworld.com/article/Up-On-The-Marquee-CINDERELLA-20121113

This just proves to me that the Broadway has an awful marquee. This just looks weird with the writing going up like that.
ucjrdude902
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/07
Cinderella Marquee
Posted: 11/13/12 at 05:01pm
I'm thinking we will see some artwork change once we get some cast in costumes.
little_sally
Broadway Legend
joined:1/15/04
Cinderella Marquee
Posted: 11/13/12 at 05:02pm
Right now it's boring but at least it's not an LED.
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Starship
Leading Actor
joined:7/29/12
Cinderella Marquee
Posted: 11/13/12 at 05:26pm
Oops. Somebody made a mistake. It says previews start on January 21 on the marquee and January 24 on the window display. Whoopseeedoodles!
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
Cinderella Marquee
Posted: 11/13/12 at 05:40pm
I'm most confused by that write up and the description of the "masked ball" being one of the classic elements that I remember from the fairytale. Personally, I don't remember that.
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Smaxie
Broadway Legend
joined:9/26/05
Cinderella Marquee
Posted: 11/13/12 at 05:52pm
>Oops. Somebody made a mistake. It says previews start on January 21 on the marquee and January 24 on the window display. Whoopseeedoodles!<

I'm not sure anyone made a mistake. The accompanying text with the BroadwayWorld photo feature cites that Cinderella had to shift preview and opening dates by three days because Hurricane Sandy caused delays in the production schedule. The window piece is probably the only piece that has been updated with the new dates (or might have been produced later than the other front of house).

Press release copy:

>The new production of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S Cinderella will now open on Broadway on Sunday, February 24, 2013, with previews set to begin January 24. Originally scheduled to preview January 21 and open on February 21, the new preview/opening date results from a production schedule that was delayed as a result of Hurricane Sandy.<
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RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Cinderella Marquee
Posted: 11/13/12 at 06:01pm
I just think the whole thing looks confusing. Why not just make the top part a big slipper. That's easier to see from far away, and people looking for the theater, etc, will know what it is. They don't need the scrip Cinderella. No one can read that sideways like that.
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
Cinderella Marquee
Posted: 11/13/12 at 06:29pm
They should just redo the marquee itself. It's too 1950s diner to me.
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ucjrdude902
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/07
Cinderella Marquee
Posted: 11/13/12 at 07:35pm
I agree on a marquee makeover. Something along the lines of the Foxwoods (is that the name of it this decade?). Would be nice, bright lights sparkling for the BROADWAY theatre.
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Cinderella Marquee
Posted: 11/13/12 at 08:21pm
Yeah, it's sort of out of the Times Sq area, so I think all the sparkle might help it seem more exciting.
Jonwo
Broadway Legend
joined:3/16/06
Cinderella Marquee
Posted: 11/13/12 at 09:18pm
I agree they should give the Marquee a makeover to make stand out a bit more, I think it wouldn't hurt to put signage on the front of the building on either of the marquee or improve the current marquee by making it a tad bigger. I think the Gershwin has the same problem as the marquee is tiny and they could make it a lot bigger with the space they have.
degrassifan
Broadway Legend
joined:1/23/08
Cinderella Marquee
Posted: 11/14/12 at 12:55am
CATSNYrevival, you're just not going to give this production a chance, are you? Lol. I know you feel like the script shouldn't have changed and the Eartha Kitts version was better, but just give this an open mind.
choitoy
Broadway Star
joined:12/12/07
Cinderella Marquee
Posted: 11/14/12 at 05:37am
I guess I'm the only one who actually likes the 1950s Diner look of the marquee. I am a little partial to the theater itself, since I saw my first Broadway show there at the Broadway.

But I do agree that it's weird having to tilt your head to try to read "Cinderella". I guess it's too long to do anything else with (Promises, Promises was a long title, but it seemed that they solved that by trying to sell the images of Sean and Kristin more and didn't worry about the title as much).
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darion
Understudy
joined:5/4/12
Cinderella Marquee
Posted: 11/14/12 at 10:23am
they ruined the whole outside of the theater when they built that huge ugly skyscraper on top of it. the inside was untouched though thank goodness

anyway, looking forward to it. hope its a long run. LO can do no wrong in my book.

Updated On: 11/14/12 at 10:23 AM
Smaxie
Broadway Legend
joined:9/26/05
Cinderella Marquee
Posted: 11/14/12 at 10:31am
Yes - while it didn't have an especially distinguished facade, the Broadway did have a standard marquee and that fantastic and iconic 'Broadway' signage in bulbs and cursive writing, like the Winter Garden still has. It got ruined (along with the facade of the Palace) in the office building craze of the late 80s/early 90s.
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