I would love to hear people's thoughts on Broadway commercials, great ones, bad ones, favorite ones, new ones, old ones.
One of the best ever.
^^^wow, that was indeed great for its time.
The latest one that took my breath away and could classify as a short film itself for its storytelling is the West End's Miss Saigon trailer, though I don't think it ever aired on TV as a commercial:
Also the King and I's new TV spot from last week looks great! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mAlXXJJ9P4
There is also the original Pippin commercial which is pretty great. And then a rather bizarre commercial from the cast of Cats encouraging humans not to smoke.
CATSNYrevival said: "a rather bizarre commercial from the cast of Cats encouraging humans not to smoke.
Definitely the strangest anti-smoking tie-in I've seen!
Here's a YouTube playlist of 51 Broadway musical commercials:
Favorites: Grand Hotel funniest followed by
The Will Rogers Follies
NINE commercial with CAMILLE SAVIOLA
I always remember seeing this PASSION one.
The GRAND HOTEL add was what prompted me to buy the Cast Album years ago.
CATSNYrevival said: "One of the best ever.
This parody of that commercial is one of the best too -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRShqOOmHNw
When I think NY stage commercials, I think GEMINI: "I'm not hungry, I'll just pick."
I remember seeing the commercial for Ain't Broadway Grand many times (I was in college in NYC at the time). I don't really remember the visuals, but the music sounded like it was being played on a Casio keyboard. Definitely the worst commercial I've seen. :)
I was just watching the news on ABC and saw a new commercial for Tootsie that was pure cringe. The commercial just features several people laughing uncontrollably in front of a background (I think it's red with review quotes or something). We are obviously supposed to assume these people are audience members, but the laughter is so fake and forced it just comes across as embarrassing. On the other end of the spectrum they also showed a commercial for Cursed Child that really makes me want to see the show.
Indira, Indira, Indira...
Throwing this out for an Honorable Mention:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwlvkUMsDgI
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