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Broadway Commercials

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Broadway Commercials#1
Posted: 11/1/15 at 1:44pm

I would love to hear people's thoughts on Broadway commercials, great ones, bad ones, favorite ones, new ones, old ones.

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Broadway Commercials#2
Posted: 11/1/15 at 2:17pm
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Broadway Commercials#3
Posted: 11/1/15 at 2:40pm

^^^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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3lTV-da5Kw

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Broadway Commercials#4
Posted: 11/1/15 at 2:45pm

Also the King and I's new TV spot from last week looks great! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mAlXXJJ9P4

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Broadway Commercials#5
Posted: 11/1/15 at 3:08pm

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.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo4Tz-4rkvs

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q12zKLAkAeU

 

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Broadway Commercials#6
Posted: 11/1/15 at 3:20pm

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!

 

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Broadway Commercials#7
Posted: 11/1/15 at 3:46pm

Here's a YouTube playlist of 51 Broadway musical commercials:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFB45BAE9292A6F75

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Broadway Commercials#8
Posted: 11/1/15 at 8:40pm

Favorites: Grand Hotel funniest followed by

The Will Rogers Follies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxi4egShAoo

 

"Anything you do, let it it come from you--then it will be new." Sunday in the Park with George
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Broadway Commercials#9
Posted: 11/1/15 at 8:47pm

NINE commercial with CAMILLE SAVIOLA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-VGAn5smCw

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Broadway Commercials#10
Posted: 11/1/15 at 10:23pm

I always remember seeing this PASSION one.

 

The GRAND HOTEL add was what prompted me to buy the Cast Album years ago.

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Broadway Commercials#11
Posted: 11/1/15 at 10:47pm

CATSNYrevival said: "One of the best ever.

 

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o98FxOza6-s

 

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This parody of that commercial is one of the best too -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRShqOOmHNw

Updated On: 11/1/15 at 10:47 PM
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Broadway Commercials#12
Posted: 11/3/15 at 12:31am

When I think NY stage commercials, I think GEMINI: "I'm not hungry, I'll just pick." 

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Broadway Commercials#13
Posted: 11/3/15 at 11:58am

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. :)

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Broadway Commercials#14
Posted: 9/19/19 at 8:59am

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. 

Updated On: 9/19/19 at 08:59 AM
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Broadway Commercials#16
Posted: 9/19/19 at 11:30am

Throwing this out for an Honorable Mention:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwlvkUMsDgI