PIPPIN is the Most Nominated Show of the Year

ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
According to their Facebook page.

I think this is similar to what PETER & THE STARCATCHER did last year. Forgive me if I'm misremembering which show it was last year.
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jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08

Oops.

Words don’t deserve that kind of malarkey. They’re innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they’re no good anymore…I don’t think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
SondheimFan5
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/10
There was some drama between Starcatcher and Salesman last year but I forget what it was alll about.
xxdrewboy85xx
Broadway Star
joined:5/17/07
Could it be that if you combine their nominations for the OCC, Drama Desk, and Tonys that they are the most nominated show?
newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
If nominations equal quality, Susan Lucci is the best actress ever to live.
forgetmenotnyc
Stand-by
joined:1/29/09
Errors like this CAN work AGAINST a show. Bad move highly paid publicists.
mzk2004
Chorus Member
joined:4/6/04
There's a thread over at All That Chat about it. If you count Tonys, Drama Desk, OCC and Drama League it did in fact receive more nominations than any show with 30 noms. Kinky Boots came in 2nd with 27 and Matilda with 26
John Adams
Broadway Star
joined:4/1/13
>> "If nominations equal quality, Susan Lucci is the best actress ever to live."

Now, THAT'S comedy!!! (Thanks for the chuckle!)
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Blockhead24
Broadway Legend
joined:8/20/09
"Errors like this CAN work AGAINST a show. Bad move highly paid publicists."

except it's not an error
*formerly obsessedjb*

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ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
That is how things like this are calculated and it's not an error. It doesn't say "Most TONY Nominated Show."
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everythingtaboo
Broadway Legend
joined:5/5/04


I don't any "highly paid publicist" WOULD make an error LIKE that.



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jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
I think STARCATCHER employed that kind of math, though I also recall them saying "the most nominated NEW play of the season" or something to that effect, which (if I recall) was correct.

I have no problem with PIPPIN's claim, actually, if the math backs them up. It's not an error, then. It's putting a good spin on the Awards Season.

Hell, CHICAGO proudly called itself "the longest-running revival of an American musical" for awhile, which is a little like calling CINDERELLA "the most-nominated new Rodgers + Hammerstein musical of the 21st century" or HANDS ON A HARDBODY "the most-nominated show this season set in Texas."

It's true. Whether it's worth touting is in the eyes of the beholder. I'll grant PIPPIN this claim, since it's certainly earned it.

Words don’t deserve that kind of malarkey. They’re innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they’re no good anymore…I don’t think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
Updated On: 4/30/13 at 02:18 PM
TheHappyPhantom
Featured Actor
joined:8/25/11
I think they're saying it can work against a show, if it also loses that many nominations come awards night. Pippin is a terrible show and this just shows how far the Tonys have sunk.
Tink2
Stand-by
joined:8/7/08
They actually replied to questions on FB with, "We counted all award nominations, not just Tonys."
WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
There is no way in hell that this will "backfire" or "work against" the show.

How...? It got some of the best reviews of the season, it's selling extremely well, and it's not like people who see this aren't going to buy tickets because of it...

This is good marketing. Not bad.
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