New Pippin Promo

Patti LuPone FANatic
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/06
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/6/14 at 08:48pm
Your thoughts? I actually didn't like it much. It could have been better, I think.
New Pippin Promo
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Littleshopofcarrie
Broadway Star
joined:12/9/12
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/6/14 at 08:54pm
Did Ciara Renee get a new wig?
ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/6/14 at 08:57pm
thats not Ciara that is her understudy Gabrielle McLinton in the video! I wonder why they did that?
ShakinBaconGirl
Broadway Star
joined:3/25/14
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/6/14 at 09:13pm
As a big fan of PIPPIN....that was pretty awful.
Up In One
Featured Actor
joined:5/27/04
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/6/14 at 09:13pm
That has got to be one if the worst commercials I've ever seen. Maybe that's on purpose? Such a classy show to get involved in something so cheesy. What are they even trying to say with that Winter biz? Guess they couldn't afford the best advertising house. Oy.
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/6/14 at 09:22pm
I didn't enjoy it either. Poorly made & pointless. And that is indeed Gabby as LP.
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ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/6/14 at 09:32pm
I can't see this add on tv, they didn't even mention it won best musical revival
Queen of the Night
Featured Actor
joined:6/12/07
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/6/14 at 09:41pm
I agree. This was the best they could do? The crowd's "acting" was awful. The footage of the show is old and recycled. The opening of the commercial is too long and boring and doesn't get to the point at all. This is supposed to be exciting and enticing audiences to come see this show. This commercial lost my interest in the first three seconds. Very amateurish. Hope the producers didn't pay too much for this ad....
FishermanBob
Broadway Legend
joined:7/9/12
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/6/14 at 11:09pm
Just weird. Bizarre they used Gabrielle McClinton as the focal point and all the clips of the show were with the old cast. They have so many "wow" moments in the show to work with. Just surprised that's what they thought would best sell the show.
HorseTears
Broadway Legend
joined:3/25/05
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/6/14 at 11:13pm
Well, that was unfortunate.
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/6/14 at 11:13pm
Awful! It belongs on cable access reruns of The Robin Byrd Show.
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brdway411
Broadway Star
joined:2/24/14
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/6/14 at 11:14pm
So glad I did not answer the Twitter ad for this when they were looking for fans to be a part of the commercial. Much like the show its self these days, that ad has no magic.
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/6/14 at 11:22pm
Wow that was so....terribly awkward. It doesn't even show the new leads!
hundredsofhats
Understudy
joined:4/16/14
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/6/14 at 11:24pm
The ad shows people stuck in their drab colorless lives, and are beckoned to the theater by a rather circus-like announcer. They're barely able to muster the energy to drag themselves through the doors, but when they do, the world transforms into the spectacular carnival that is Pippin. The people leave, totally reinvigorated and re-energized.
brdway411
Broadway Star
joined:2/24/14
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/6/14 at 11:27pm
The last time I left the show I wanted my money back. It looked so sloppy and had lost it's original magic. IMHO.
Mr. Nowack
Broadway Star
joined:2/2/14
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/6/14 at 11:27pm
So confused by that ad.
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hundredsofhats
Understudy
joined:4/16/14
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/6/14 at 11:42pm
[The last time I left the show I wanted my money back. It looked so sloppy and had lost it's original magic. IMHO.]

A non-magical Pippin? NOoooooo! : (

The ad did the black-and-white (daily life) to color (carnival) thing, it reminds me of an apolitical version of the same effect in the TV mini-series of the novel Master and Margarita. (which Andrew Lloyd Webber wanted to make into a musical but wisely abandoned that idea). And maybe the ad wasn't too effective, a lot more could have been done to show malaise in New York City that Pippin would cure, it seems.
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/6/14 at 11:46pm
You thought the problem with the ad was that people didn't understand it, hundredsofhats?
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Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/6/14 at 11:51pm
"The ad shows people stuck in their drab colorless lives, and are beckoned to the theater by a rather circus-like announcer. They're barely able to muster the energy to drag themselves through the doors, but when they do, the world transforms into the spectacular carnival that is Pippin. The people leave, totally reinvigorated and re-energized."

Yeah, no we get it. It's a terrible ad.

hundredsofhats
Understudy
joined:4/16/14
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/6/14 at 11:52pm
^

No, oO That was just my thoughts on the ad, it seemed that other people had other problems with it like the new cast not being shown or not mentioning an award it won. I initially thought the ad was good but if it was trying to convey a specific idea, then it was kind of clunky.
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/7/14 at 12:03am
Not for nothing but it's rather circus-unlike announcer. It's a newsreel narrator. Exactly like an old timey newsreel narrator.
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hundredsofhats
Understudy
joined:4/16/14
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/7/14 at 12:06am
^

Yep, my bad! News, not circus! Words fail! : (
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/7/14 at 12:24am
Aww, not bad, kinda sweet, actually. Who else but old farts know what a newsreel is?
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juice23
Broadway Star
joined:5/6/04
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/7/14 at 12:37am
the beginning reminded me of all the newsreels in a league of their own. "Marla hooch.... what a hitter!"
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/7/14 at 12:55am
But done on an app by an amateur.
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HorseTears
Broadway Legend
joined:3/25/05
New Pippin Promo
Posted: 5/7/14 at 03:26am
I'm guessing SpotCo wasn't behind this.

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