Is Word of Mouth Gone??

Minadnan
Understudy
joined:8/6/13
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/11/13 at 01:19am
What happened to Broadway.com Word of Mouth ????
broadwaydevil
Broadway Legend
joined:2/16/11
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/11/13 at 01:22am
Those were so awful, I haven't seen them so they may have stopped, no big loss.
Scratch and claw for every day you're worth! Make them drag you screaming from life, keep dreaming You'll live forever here on earth.
Minadnan
Understudy
joined:8/6/13
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/11/13 at 01:23am
hear hear
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/11/13 at 01:39am
I was actually curious to see one for First Date. Some of the reviewers were cute, but some of them were completely out of their minds. I agree that it's not a big loss.
That's right! Underscore mother-fu@#ers!
darreyl102
Broadway Star
joined:8/23/08
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/11/13 at 02:59am
Most of the people they had on their couldn't tell the difference between Spiderman and Pippin. Not really sad to see it gone.
Mattbrain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/23/05
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/11/13 at 10:23am
Stomached a few episodes and then never watched it again. Say what you want about the last Evita revival but it's pretty telling that that's probably the only Word of Mouth they actually pulled.

*thread goes off-topic in 3-2-1.*
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FlowerChild67
Stand-by
joined:7/11/12
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/11/13 at 02:07pm
Good riddance. I hated those things.

Mattbrain- I never saw that one, what did they say, and why did they pull it??
jenniferlyn
Swing
joined:9/23/08
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/11/13 at 08:45pm
Speaking of word of mouth, I did see this other site where you can review shows. Has anyone else heard of broadwayaudience.com
Broadway Audience
JBroadway
Featured Actor
joined:4/6/12
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/11/13 at 09:09pm
next can we please just get of Broadway.com?
Mattbrain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/23/05
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/11/13 at 09:27pm
"Mattbrain- I never saw that one, what did they say, and why did they pull it??"

All I remember is one of the reviewers having this really annoying Noo Yawk accent and thinking to myself that she should never be allowed to speak on camera again.

I am still very much a fan of Broadway.com (hardly ever miss an episode of Show People) but if Word of Mouth is in fact gone, then the site has become a better place once again
Butters, go buy World of Warcraft, install it on your computer, and join the online sensation before we all murder you. --Cartman: South Park ATTENTION FANS: I will be played by James Barbour in the upcoming musical, "BroadwayWorld: The Musical."
JBroadway
Featured Actor
joined:4/6/12
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/11/13 at 09:44pm
I only visit the site for Show People now. Other than that, i can't stand anything about that site. And I've been burned far too many times for trusting info on their site that turned out to be inaccurate.
Minadnan
Understudy
joined:8/6/13
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/11/13 at 11:40pm
JBroadway that makes no sense LOL
jv92
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/05
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/11/13 at 11:48pm
Hopefully it is gone. I miss when Broadway.com used to put up Ken Mandelbaum and John Simon reviews. Now we have that awful talk show with that overgrown "fanboy" hosting. I'm sorry, but it's unbearable to watch sometimes if your not mildly drunk.
Updated On: 8/11/13 at 11:48 PM
Mattbrain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/23/05
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/11/13 at 11:58pm
How anyone is able to put up with John Simon for more than five minutes is beyond me.
Butters, go buy World of Warcraft, install it on your computer, and join the online sensation before we all murder you. --Cartman: South Park ATTENTION FANS: I will be played by James Barbour in the upcoming musical, "BroadwayWorld: The Musical."
jv92
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/05
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/11/13 at 11:58pm
He was actually very kind on Broadway.com. It was like John Simon-lite.
Mattbrain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/23/05
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/12/13 at 12:00am
Even that's too much John Simon for me.
Butters, go buy World of Warcraft, install it on your computer, and join the online sensation before we all murder you. --Cartman: South Park ATTENTION FANS: I will be played by James Barbour in the upcoming musical, "BroadwayWorld: The Musical."
jv92
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/05
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/12/13 at 12:03am
HE has the face of a beagle, not Liza!

I think he's softened with age, in any event. But really, Ken Mandelbaumn's columns were terrific. I miss his writing. Hope he's...around? Anyone know about his whereabouts?



AZBroadway_theatre
Swing
joined:4/18/13
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/12/13 at 03:57pm
I agree, they were pretty awful. Sometimes it was helpful but more times than not I found myself getting annoyed with them and clicking off of the page within 60 seconds. Perhaps they would have been better with a different cast doing them. They didn't seen to knowledgeable.
JBroadway
Featured Actor
joined:4/6/12
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/12/13 at 07:44pm
@Minadnan, what doesn't make sense about that? Please allow me to clarify
Mattbrain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/23/05
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/12/13 at 08:14pm
What they needed was people who actually knew what the hell they were talking about!
Butters, go buy World of Warcraft, install it on your computer, and join the online sensation before we all murder you. --Cartman: South Park ATTENTION FANS: I will be played by James Barbour in the upcoming musical, "BroadwayWorld: The Musical."
jonartdesigns
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/04
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/12/13 at 10:03pm
Word of Mouth was pointless anyway, every review was positive, as begets "reviewers" who paid broadway.com's trumped up ticket prices for the privilege.
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Mattbrain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/23/05
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/13/13 at 02:10pm
"every review was positive"

Au contraire...the group they sent to see Wonderland absolutely hated it! And as I recall, there was one fellow who disliked Next to Normal.
Butters, go buy World of Warcraft, install it on your computer, and join the online sensation before we all murder you. --Cartman: South Park ATTENTION FANS: I will be played by James Barbour in the upcoming musical, "BroadwayWorld: The Musical."
abbagirl
Understudy
joined:6/16/08
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/13/13 at 03:56pm
"every review was positive, as begets "reviewers" who paid broadway.com's trumped up ticket prices for the privilege."

Actually, the panelists were given comps.
boggess
Stand-by
joined:7/5/12
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/13/13 at 04:31pm
The kid who didn't like Next to Normal seemed like the show just went right over his head. I recall him complaining about the eyes on the set.

I thought the point of Word of Mouth was to have "normal" people go in and give their opinions on the shows, which is why they didn't know what they were really talking about. So regular ticket buyers could relate more or something.
stee
Chorus Member
joined:6/30/07
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/14/13 at 01:08am
FYI I'm actually the "kid" who didnt like Next to Normal and it didnt go over my head ... I just thought it was oversimplistic and it didn't feel authentic.

And I hated the set design, but the review made it seem like I didnt "get" the fact that the set turned red when she got mad (amazing for some maybe, but not exactly brilliant to me). I think maybe a different staging might produce a different review but the scaffolding and venetian blind "eyes" werent my cup of tea. Sorry!
Minadnan
Understudy
joined:8/6/13
Is Word of Mouth Gone??
Posted: 8/15/13 at 12:13am
It was simple but highly effective set design. What people do not realise that USAToday nor the WSJ liked it very much.

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