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jacobsnchz14
Broadway Legend
joined:12/13/06
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 06:21pm
brettarnett
Stand-by
joined:5/2/09
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 06:25pm
All I can say is, that is one strange edit of a face that somewhat resembles Kristin.

Updated On: 7/9/14 at 06:25 PM
ooblogway
Understudy
joined:5/20/07
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 06:27pm

Why is Cameron Diaz' mug on the poster?

Borstalboy
Broadway Legend
joined:2/9/04
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 06:30pm
Yeah...the face is out of whack with the rest of the artwork.
"It's now rather very common to hear people say 'I'm rather offended by that'. As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. It has no meaning, no purpose. It has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that'. Well, so f**king what?"--Stephen Fry
blaxx
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/05
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 06:36pm
Bwahahaha! Do people make these posters for free?

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Updated On: 7/9/14 at 06:36 PM
Jingjo2
Understudy
joined:8/25/13
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 06:37pm
It's like they are intentionally trying to get negative reaction to the poster for free press. Omg what's with her invisible hand!
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Jane2
Broadway Legend
joined:2/13/04
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 06:38pm
I LOVE it!
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jacobsnchz14
Broadway Legend
joined:12/13/06
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 06:39pm
promisespromises2
Broadway Star
joined:5/23/13
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 06:40pm
The head for some reason reminds me of those Russian nesting dolls, haha! I'll always be in love with the original artwork. The colors of tan, black, and white look so cool together!

I secretly don't mind this one, though!

Updated On: 7/9/14 at 06:40 PM
evic
Leading Actor
joined:3/5/04
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 06:49pm
I think she looks like a happy Little Eydie from Grey Gardens.
disneybroadwayfan22
Broadway Star
joined:2/10/13
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 06:50pm
Why just Kristin? Why not Peter?
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

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rjm516
Broadway Star
joined:6/24/09
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 06:50pm
Omg it is Cameron Diaz!
AKarp2013
Featured Actor
joined:7/25/11
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 06:58pm
Looks like a cardboard cutout that you stick your face in. Other than that, I don't mind the rest of it.
GreasedLightning
Featured Actor
joined:2/11/14
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 06:59pm

Personally, I love it. Pure eye candy. It isn't some recreation of old artwork, something expected or something bland. It's got life and originality and fun written all over it. Plus, if they're competing with the huge marquee over at the Lyric with On The Town's boisterous artwork, this will be eye-catching for that small marquee in the hustle and bustle of 42nd.

Re: her "invisible hand:" anyone with some aspect or degree of a designers eye will see that they have her entire wardrobe and body features in a silhouette around her face, which is the center of attention here. And yes, it resembles a mix between Cameron Diaz and Kristin Chenoweth but we all know if they pasted Kristin's face right on there with the animated background we'd all have something to say about that as well.

Also re: "why just Kristin? Why not Peter?": If you have any background or knowledge of the show, you would know that it emphasizes on the actresses in that time period. It's nothing personal, just a simple theme of the show being brought out here on the artwork. A simple Google search would tell you that. I have attached an image of some of the original artwork. This is also for a production that is months away, I'm sure a caricature of Peter will turn up at some point - and then we can all b*tch about that one as well, as to why he looks more like say… I don't know… Adrien Grenier, than himself. Who knows!?

I commend Roundabout and the creatives of this show on this artwork. The only disappointment here is that the Playbill will be in black and white, being at a Roundabout theatre and all.



Updated On: 7/9/14 at 06:59 PM
JayG 2
Stand-by
joined:12/19/12
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 07:24pm
Ghastly.
Jane2
Broadway Legend
joined:2/13/04
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 07:32pm
Great assessment, greased. The piece is fresh and new looking. It's simplistic with its flat primary and secondary colors. I think the addition of the photographic quality of the train is a smart departure from the cartoon style of the rest of the poster. And the simplistic but bold font is in keeping with the rest of the composition.

I don't think it resembles Cameron Diaz.

It's great - I'd buy it without going to the show.

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Updated On: 7/9/14 at 07:32 PM
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 07:42pm
I wanna see her Peter!
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 07:49pm
I love it except for the face.
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MikeInTheDistrict
Featured Actor
joined:8/27/11
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 07:53pm
I don't understand people's knee-jerk hatred for this. I really like it. It's a modern spin on art deco posters of the early 20th century, and it works well for this show. My only complaint would be that the title doesn't really "pop" very much. I would prefer a slightly darker color for the background, and brighter for the text.
Scarywarhol
Broadway Legend
joined:10/1/04
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 08:11pm
It's a nice design generally, but the features on the fave are way too uncanny valley. Creepy.
morosco
Broadway Legend
joined:7/10/04
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 08:43pm
I like everything except for the face. That face and that expression are better suited for a beauty soap advertisement. The face needs to be more glamourous, perhaps wearing a pair of movie star diva glasses.
GreasedLightning
Featured Actor
joined:2/11/14
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 08:57pm
morosco, you are absolutely right. The sunglasses would make a great touch! I think, from a designers aspect, that everyone is reacting negatively to the face because of the eyes. The entire face is very colorful, animated, soft - then you hit the eyes, which are beautiful nonetheless, but are eerily realistic and human-like compared to the rest of the features of the face. The sunglasses would fix this problem instantly!
morosco
Broadway Legend
joined:7/10/04
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 09:21pm


Jean Harlow. Glamour. Sexy. Movie Star. I wish the face was more like this.
Jay Lerner-Z
Broadway Legend
joined:4/4/11
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 09:31pm
I really like it too. Simple, but effective.
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best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 09:33pm
I love it. Simple, bold, and great style.
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best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
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Posted: 7/9/14 at 09:36pm
Just a reminder to those of you who haven't looked up from your Wicked playbills in a decade.

She looks a lot more like that poster now than you seem to think.

"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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