Bullets Over Broadway backlash?

bwaylyric
Broadway Star
joined:10/22/03
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/3/14 at 12:24am
With the latest news surrounding Dylan Farrow's molestation claims against Woody Allen, what kind of effect, if any, do you think it will have on his upcoming show? I bet Mia and Ronan will be tweeting up a storm as opening night approaches. Maybe they will not use his name as much when marketing it.
blaxx
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/05
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/3/14 at 12:31am
There's no such thing as bad publicity, love.
Listen, I don't take my clothes off for anyone, even if it is "artistic". - JANICE
bobs3
Broadway Legend
joined:4/8/12
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/3/14 at 12:40am
I think the backlash will eventually be against the Farrows and Woody Allen will come out the winner in the end.
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/3/14 at 12:50am
As we saw last season, the only backlash will be if Brantley writes it a rave.
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
WayTooBroadway
Featured Actor
joined:1/11/10
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/3/14 at 01:32am
Like the musical with red boots?
"When the audience comes in, it changes the temperature of what you've written." -Stephen Sondheim
SporkGoddess
Broadway Legend
joined:7/27/05
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/3/14 at 05:17pm
It's never hurt Polanski's movie sales.

Jimmy, what are you doing here in the middle of the night? It's almost 9 PM!
Updated On: 2/3/14 at 05:17 PM
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/3/14 at 05:21pm
I don't think people will be seeing it support or not support Woody Allen. If it's entertaining, people will go. I don't care about his personal life, and I think a lot of people will agree.

Regarding the other thread:

As for Mika on MSNBC, she is supporting their latest employee Ronan Farrow, Woody Allen's (but really Frank Sinatra's) son. That' all there is to that one.
nomore.org
nealb1
Broadway Legend
joined:8/1/05
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/3/14 at 06:00pm
The only backlash will be here on this board.
bwaylyric
Broadway Star
joined:10/22/03
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/3/14 at 09:46pm
And we'll probably see Cate Blanchette, Alec Baldwin, Diane Keaton, Scarlett Johansson, Louis CK, and Emma Stone at opening night
forgetmenotnyc
Stand-by
joined:1/29/09
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/3/14 at 09:53pm
The current commercials really suck! Are the actors really wearing show costumes or did they just throw together a wardrobe for early promotional purposes?
mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/4/14 at 12:45pm
Where is Karen Ziemba in the TV commercials? Were they shot before she came on board?
henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/4/14 at 01:20pm
It is getting so ugly. I have an ominous feeling. Kind of like the feeling I have about Sochi. In each case, I hope I'm wrong.
ErinDillyFan
Broadway Star
joined:7/14/06
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/5/14 at 12:07pm
Blaxx: No such thing as bad publicity? Really? Maybe you should ask Rosie O’Donnell and Taboo...
Jon
Broadway Legend
joined:2/20/04
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/5/14 at 12:47pm
Ziemba was in Chicago (thecitynottheshow) doing Hello Dolly from October through January 5th, and in fact was not announced for B.O.B. until around Jan.9. She has been Photoshopped into the cast portrait.
BwayGeek2
Stand-by
joined:3/9/11
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/5/14 at 03:25pm
From NY Daily News:

"With previews to begin in a month at the St. James Theatre, the advertising machine behind the show has already started the campaign to sell tickets.

“Producers, which include his sister Letty Aronson, are very worried,” a Broadway insider tell Confidenti@l. “The timing is a disaster. Woody’s name was the most powerful marketing tool they had. Now you cannot say his name without thinking about the accusations.”

Advertising for Allen's first Broadway musical 'Bullets Over Broadway' has shifted its focus away from him.

Rehearsals for “Bullets” are well underway, with producers tweaking their roll-out plan of posters and press materials to focus more on Zach Braff — who plays the lead role of David Shayne – than on Woody.

“Originally the plan was to introduce the show in a similar way to Mel Brooks’ ‘The Producers,’ ” says our source. “That has been scrapped. Now the campaign will focus on the cast itself and not Woody as author. His name, but not his image, will appear in advertisements, and he will have a very low profile at the theatre.”

Allen’s representatives have denounced the young Farrow’s letter, calling her claims “untrue” and “disgraceful.”

A rep for “Bullets Over Broadway” said “the campaign has been in the works for many months and nothing has changed.”

Don't know how much of this is factual, but found it interesting nonetheless.


Woody Allen plays weekly jazz gig, tuning out molestation charge by adopted daughter Dylan
justoldbill
Broadway Star
joined:10/17/07
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/5/14 at 07:42pm
I think Dory Previn was right about Mia Farrow all along, and Rosemary has finally become her own Baby.
Well-well-well-what-do-you-think-of-that-I-have-nothing-here-to-pay-my-train-fare-with-only-large-bills-fives-and-sevens....
Mark-o
Stand-by
joined:8/19/13
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/10/14 at 09:26am
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RaisedOnMusicals
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/10
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/10/14 at 10:04am
It's really hard to read Woody's letter in the NY Times (link below)and think that there is one bit of truth to these molestation allegations. Not saying it's impossible, but to me it seems highly unlikely.
Woody's response
<--------Curtain call, opening night of A Little Night Music, Dec. 13, 2009
changinandhow
Leading Actor
joined:9/4/05
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/10/14 at 11:20am
SweetLips
Broadway Star
joined:1/23/13
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/26/14 at 08:37pm
Is there a reason that there has been nothing on here about Bullets recently?
henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/27/14 at 10:05am
What's fascinating to me is the number of people who feel that it's either highly unlikely that Allen didn't abuse Farrow and the number of people who feel that it's highly unlikely that he did.

As a culture, we seem to have a very low tolerance for admitting that we don't know what happened. We prefer to jump to conclusions, or all but exclude one or more potential conclusions, rather than honestly admit the inescapable limits of our knowledge. God forbid we should remain neutral about anything, even when neutrality is the most logical position to take given that we can't possibly know enough to do otherwise. It's shameful for us to not take a position.

Contrastingly, on manifestly tragic injustices that are happening right in front of our noses, far too often we are apathetic while on matters of pure conjecture that so easily turn into publicly debated media-driven mania, we weigh in with gusto.

The irony, the irony.


Updated On: 2/27/14 at 10:05 AM
RaisedOnMusicals
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/10
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/27/14 at 11:23am
Henrik, I'll start by saying that I agree with your last substantive paragraph. But I will point out that there is an ocean of difference between assessing the likelihood of something occurring based on know facts and stating something with absolute certainty, when there is insufficient data to justify such certainty. In this case, there are known facts, but of course, there are things that none of us know (and probably never will.)
<--------Curtain call, opening night of A Little Night Music, Dec. 13, 2009
BroadwayBen
Leading Actor
joined:6/5/03
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/27/14 at 12:09pm
It's pretty simple. f the show is good, no one will care about any of this, and they'll all go have fun at a big musical comedy. If the show is average/bad, the producers will blame the timing and the media for the lack of sales.
oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/27/14 at 03:44pm
"Is there a reason that there has been nothing on here about Bullets recently?"

Probably because this thread is about the backlash the show may encounter because of the abuse of Dylan Farrow (whether mental from Mia or sexual by Woody) and not the show in general. That's a different thread.
Now t/d/b/a haterobics on here.
SweetLips
Broadway Star
joined:1/23/13
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/27/14 at 03:53pm
I sort of understand that jeff[couldn't find the other and not that good at searching] so put out my question here.With previews so close there has not been any speculation about anything[on here]--just curious as to why that's all.
oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
Bullets Over Broadway backlash?
Posted: 2/27/14 at 04:12pm
All of the Bullets stuff has been in separate threads, really, set design, costumes, score, rush, etc., all have their own. I'd expect a previews thread when the previews start. Until then, if it did exist, it'd just be a bunch of people saying why it won't work, how they would have made the piece they have yet to see better, why X would have been a better choice than Y, and on and on. Once the first preview happens, at least they can talk about the actual show...
Now t/d/b/a haterobics on here.

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