MassiveMeGo said: "Broadway Joe said: "MassiveMeGo said: "Tough crowd. Social media has peopledeliriously happy with what they experienced. The cognitive dissonence is strong."How do you explain those grosses then?"I accept the grosses to be what they are. I expect they will be better closer to xmas. You really are annoying.People's opinionsare what they are. My sense of dissonance is the huge difference between BWW amateur critics vs the equally amateur public who really enjoyed the show. I look at social media posts and discard the Claymate opinion. These reviews are uniformly negative while the public is positive. Its a puzzle.Nobody wants to admit they bought a ticket and cheerfully announce that they left mid show. SMH"
Miles2Go2 said: "MassiveMeGo, If the reports on here are so beneath your contemplation why read them? It’s clear you value the positive amateur reviews more."Its not so much that I value them more I believe them more because there's no agenda.
_(•_&bull_/ said: "Dude. Your show got picked up by media outlets on TV for having one of the lowest gross potentials. It’s not good."Which TV outlets covered it?
zainmax said: "_(•_&bull_/ said: "Dude. Your show got picked up by media outlets on TV for having one of the lowest gross potentials. It’s not good."Which TV outlets covered it?" In Ur Dreams TV.
Meanwhile this guy is a reporter for People Magazine. Dave QuinnVerified account @NineDaves 33m33 minutes agoTonight I saw @clayaiken and @RubenStuddard’s delightful holiday show on Broadway and the biggest Christmas miracle is how, 15 years after IDOL, they still sound just as good. #Claymate #VelvetTeddyBearAnd look at this hilarious IDOL-related merch @clayaiken and @RubenStuddard have. You know I live for a pun!
So, I saw the show tonight - albeit with a comp - and actually quite enjoyed myself. Is it a hot mess express? 100%. But I knew that going in, and so did my friends, so we went to happy hour before, had a nice buzz going in, and just laughed through the whole thing. The vocals by the 2 are great - especially the ending - and, yeah, the show is messy and cheesy, but, Clay does say upfront that "Christmas is suppose to be cheesy," so we just kind of went along with it. I do the pair make for a funny duo, but the comedy could use some better timing, etc. The production value was actually pretty decent, and it looks designed to tour, which I'm sure they will do next year. The audience was EATING this up. Not sure how or why, but people were giving standing ovations, etc. So someone's liking it. It's still a hot mess, but if you can get a cheap ticket, I think it's worth it.
"Christmas is supposed to be cheesy"It is?
it's at least doing better than HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, which never grossed over 100K in any week.
You know, I looked up Ruben and Clay on Twitter real fast just to see if all social media posts have been positive as a particular poster wants to say, but there are tons of snarky and negative reviews of that show with some of the more positive ones. So there's no real dissonance here.
ScottyDoesn'tKnow2 said: "You know, I looked up Ruben and Clay on Twitter real fast just to see if all social media posts have been positive as a particular poster wants to say, but there are tons of snarky and negative reviews of that show with some of the more positive ones. So there's no real dissonance here."You really should have included a link so people can see that you are mistaken to put it politely. https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q="clayaiken"
My FAVORITE review:"I saw The Prom instead....."
Here you go:Top postshttps://twitter.com/search?q=ruben%20clay&src=typdLatest postshttps://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=default&q=ruben%20clay&src=typdOf course there are fans who liked it but there are also negative posts as well.
Twas but a scratch. This one made me laugh. https://twitter.com/driturecreature/status/1071566506998358017
MassiveMeGo said: "Twas but a scratch. This one made me laugh.https://twitter.com/driturecreature/status/1071566506998358017"Classy
MassiveMeGo said: "I want one of these.___The merch maker for this show charged extra for this stuff."
NYCblurb said: "MassiveMeGo said: "I want one of these.___The merch maker for this show charged extra for this stuff.""Because its cheaper to buy in bulk. A 3 week run isn't going to sell in the numbers that Wicked can pull off. It wasn't personal. Believe me.
Broadway News. Isherwood - Christmas Gone Wrong at 'Ruben & Clay'https://broadway.news/2018/12/11/review-christmas-gone-wrong-with-ruben-clay/Deadline. Evans - American Idols Go Caroling & Kitsching On Broadway https://deadline.com/2018/12/ruben-studdard-clay-aiken-broadway-christmas-show-review-american-idol-1202517015/
DC Metro Theater Arts Review: ‘Ruben & Clay’s Christmas Show’ at the Imperial Theatre https://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2018/12/11/review-ruben-clays-christmas-show-at-the-imperial-theatre/
Review Roundup: Did Critics Have A Holly Jolly Christmas With RUBEN & CLAY?https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Review-Roundup-Did-Critics-Have-A-Holly-Jolly-Christmas-With-RUBEN-CLAY-20181211
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/theater/ruben-and-clay-review-ruben-studdard-clay-aiken-christmas.html?smid=tw-nytimesarts&smtyp=cur Positive Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken don't reinvent the Christmas wheel in their holiday show, but then who wants a new Chrismas wheel?
I did not realize they were both still active or even alive.
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