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ON THE TOWN Promo Video

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Posted: 7/10/14 at 11:00am
And it is delightful. This has made me terribly excited for the revival.




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Updated On: 7/10/14 at 11:00 AM
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Posted: 7/10/14 at 11:07am
I thoroughly enjoyed it. And it begins previews on my birthday, too!
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Posted: 7/10/14 at 11:45am
That was really well done. It could easily have been an embarrassment (as these on-location promo vids often are), but it was utterly charming. Great editing, too.
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Posted: 7/10/14 at 11:53am
Yum. Spectacular.
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Posted: 7/10/14 at 11:56am
This show is doing some excellent promo work.
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Posted: 7/10/14 at 11:58am
OUTSTANDING! Wow....this production is nailing it with the tone of their marketing, artwork, etc. And...the three guys are perfect. Cannot wait!
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Posted: 7/10/14 at 12:00pm
I was surprised at the multitude of locations they filmed in. Looks like a lot of fun.
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Posted: 7/10/14 at 12:02pm
This is adorable. I can't wait!!
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Posted: 7/10/14 at 12:05pm
I loved it! But why do I never get to see handsome dancing sailors in New York?
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Posted: 7/10/14 at 03:34pm
Robbie--this was shockingly goof in the Berkshires, and it looks as if it's going to be even better on Broadway.
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Posted: 7/10/14 at 04:02pm
I love the promo! It's very impressive, considering how wonderful the opening scene in the movie is, and they duplicated the look and feel on probably not much of a budget. But that weird lyric change to New York, it's a visitors' town! I guess the NYC tourist board helped out with expenses.

I love the modern touches too! I laughed out loud at least twice.
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Posted: 7/10/14 at 04:45pm
Absolutely wonderful! Extremely well done.
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Posted: 7/10/14 at 05:27pm
I applaud the producers for making a big effort to get people excited about this show and aware of it before it even opens. This was the first show I have ever seen at the Berskshires and it was one of the top 10 best overall show performances I've ever seen. People on this board are singing it's praises already and the show deserves it. It will be some of the best dancing we've seen in a long time. Hands down.

I thought it was a really well done promo video. Tony, Jay, and Clyde are doing a great job selling it. I'd love it if they did more promo videos like this.
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Posted: 7/10/14 at 05:51pm
I'm loving their promotion for this show. I sincerely hope they can fill that theatre. This is such a special production. I also hope the producers are setting aside some money for a cast album because it's a wonderful score and this cast is top notch. It would be a shame not to record it.
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Posted: 7/10/14 at 10:00pm
A bit different, but earlier this week, Josh Bergasse choreographed a number for the So You Think You Can Dance contestants based off of the opening number. They seem to be really into this idea of the winner joining the cast. It's just refreshing to see a show promoting itself so early and doing it with what at least seems like a good strategy.
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Posted: 7/10/14 at 10:19pm
The principle of Chekov's gun argues that if you introduce a song in which the characters mention their chest hair, do NOT have the actors shaved, plucked and waxed.

"Old"? What a luxury!
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Posted: 7/10/14 at 10:57pm
Their promotion has been amazing so far, that video is adorable. I can't wait to see the production.
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Posted: 7/10/14 at 11:04pm
I loved it a lot! But, to be honest, it felt long towards the end. It really should only been like a 30 second to a minute promo than like the 4 minutes or so it was. But, I can not wait for the piece to come to Broadway! Good Work overall!!!

Updated On: 7/10/14 at 11:04 PM
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Posted: 7/10/14 at 11:16pm
The longer the better, I'm sure we'll see it chopped up and edited in various commercials. A great job all around!

Maybe one of them could grow a little (just a little) chest hair.
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Posted: 7/11/14 at 12:01am


It really should only been like a 30 second to a minute promo

No, it should NOT have been.


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Posted: 7/11/14 at 01:34am
Curtain, it looks like Tony Yazbeck is the only one waxing. Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves are just manscaping.


Updated On: 7/11/14 at 01:34 AM
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Posted: 7/11/14 at 02:44am
Extraordinarily well done. I've directed the show before (I'll always remember the band call where most of the 24 musicians debated how to beat the single bar of 1/1 time. Somebody suggested "pokies" and that's just what the conductor did, every night.) and I hope they've brushed up the text. I never want to hear the line, "So I said to him, listen Mr. Gadolfin...." again.

But back to this great mini-movie. It practically tops the Gene Kelly/Sinatra/Munchin version. But the original cast knew how to wear their sailor hats properly.

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Posted: 7/12/14 at 01:09am
I wonder how the choreography is going to be.
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Posted: 7/12/14 at 07:35am
// But that weird lyric change to New York, it's a visitors' town! //

"New York, New York, a visitor's place" has been part of the lyrics from the beginning.
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Posted: 7/12/14 at 09:45am


I wonder how the choreography is going to be.

It was breathtaking in the Berkshires. Joshua Bergasse made everything as young and fresh and sexy as the show was envisioned to be, infusing it with authentically Jerome Robbins dance language and even a little of the Gene Kelly dance language for Tony Yazbeck's tap solo in "Lucky to be Me," which was not part of the original show but has become part of the world of On the Town over the years.

And with the addition of Megan Fairchild of the New York City Ballet as Ivy, the level of dance authenticity went through the roof.
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Posted: 7/12/14 at 09:47am
"I wonder how the choreography is going to be."

You only have to look as far as the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE performance last week, where they did a portion of the opening number choreographed by Josh Bergasse. Granted, these are not Broadway dancers, they're dance convention kids, but to me it had that "across the floor" feel of a jazz class. Hopefully the Broadway choreography will be more definitive and fleshed out.

As far as this promo video goes, it's beautifully directed, shot and edited. I thought I was watching the promo for a remake of the movie, and not a promotion for a theatrical production. But, I guess it's heart is in the right place.

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