RUBEN & CLAY’S FIRST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CAROL FAMILY FUN PAGEANT SPECTACULAR REUNION SHOW- PREVIEW THREAD

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Posted: 12/10/18 at 10:50pm
MassiveMeGo, If the reports on here are so beneath your contemplation why read them? It’s clear you value the positive amateur reviews more.
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Posted: 12/10/18 at 10:58pm

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?
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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
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Posted: 12/11/18 at 12:21am

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. 

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Posted: 12/11/18 at 12:22am
Dude. Your show got picked up by media outlets on TV for having one of the lowest gross potentials. It’s not good.
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Posted: 12/11/18 at 12:25am

_(•_&bullPreviews_/ 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?

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Posted: 12/11/18 at 12:30am

zainmax said: "_(•_&bullPreviews_/ 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?
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In Ur Dreams TV. 

 

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Posted: 12/11/18 at 12:32am

Meanwhile this guy is a reporter for People Magazine. 

 

Dave Quinn‏Verified account @NineDaves 33m33 minutes ago

Tonight 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 #VelvetTeddyBear

And look at this hilarious IDOL-related merch @clayaiken and @RubenStuddard have. You know I live for a pun!

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Posted: 12/11/18 at 12:34am
How is your show going to fix the terrible grosses?
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Posted: 12/11/18 at 12:46am

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. 

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Posted: 12/11/18 at 6:25am

"Christmas is supposed to be cheesy"


It is?

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Posted: 12/11/18 at 6:29am

it's at least doing better than HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, which never grossed over 100K in any week.

A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
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Posted: 12/11/18 at 9:59am
I mean I kind of think so? Tinsel and lights and cheesy Christmas carols. The show isn’t high art but it’s fun and stupid and just what I expected it to be! But it’s def way too long! And feels very American Idol.
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Posted: 12/11/18 at 2:39pm

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.

Updated On: 12/11/18 at 02:39 PM
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Posted: 12/11/18 at 3:08pm

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"

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Posted: 12/11/18 at 3:12pm

My FAVORITE review:

"I saw The Prom instead....."

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Posted: 12/11/18 at 3:13pm

Here you go:

Top posts

https://twitter.com/search?q=ruben%20clay&src=typd

Latest posts

https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=default&q=ruben%20clay&src=typd

Of course there are fans who liked it but there are also negative posts as well. 

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Posted: 12/11/18 at 3:30pm

Twas but a scratch.  This one made me laugh. 

https://twitter.com/driturecreature/status/1071566506998358017

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Posted: 12/11/18 at 5:41pm

MassiveMeGo said: "Twas but a scratch. This one made me laugh.

https://twitter.com/driturecreature/status/1071566506998358017
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Classy

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Posted: 12/11/18 at 6:15pm

MassiveMeGo said: "I want one of these.

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The merch maker for this show charged extra for this stuff.

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Posted: 12/11/18 at 7:18pm

NYCblurb said: "MassiveMeGo said: "I want one of these.

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The merch maker for this show charged extra for this stuff.

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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. 

 

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Posted: 12/11/18 at 7:40pm

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/

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Posted: 12/11/18 at 8:18pm

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/

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Posted: 12/11/18 at 9:46pm
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Posted: 12/11/18 at 10:10pm

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? 

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Posted: 12/11/18 at 10:30pm

I did not realize they were both still active or even alive.