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Gypsy marquee#1
Posted: 1/27/08 at 11:57am
I'm sorry I don't have pictures, but to anyone who has seen it I have one question. Does it look blurry and out of focus? I thought so and I was wondering if it was just me. I also love the sign which reads "Patti Lupone in the role she was born to play"

Updated On: 1/27/08 at 11:57 AM
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re: Gypsy marquee#2
Posted: 1/27/08 at 12:00pm
oh my god. I was on Broadway yesterday...I was thinkin' of checking the St. James...if the marquee was up...but its just waayyy to cold, for me to walk from 50th Street (Winter Garden) to St. James.. and I wont be back till the weekend of 2/2 for APPLAUSE & PASSING STRANGE. re: Gypsy marquee

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Updated On: 1/27/08 at 12:00 PM
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re: Gypsy marquee#2
Posted: 1/27/08 at 12:19pm
re: Gypsy marquee

That's the picture I have. It was taken with my phone though. It is a TINY bit blurry but not in a bad way. I think it's just because of the way they wrote it in "lights".
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Updated On: 1/27/08 at 12:19 PM
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re: Gypsy marquee#3
Posted: 1/27/08 at 12:39pm
Its too bad that its so small, its a little underwhelming... hopefully they'll add more later!
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re: Gypsy marquee#4
Posted: 1/27/08 at 1:59pm
ugh, I hate it re: Gypsy marquee
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re: Gypsy marquee#5
Posted: 1/27/08 at 2:02pm
re: Gypsy marquee

This picture is a little clearer. It's not horrible, but a bit boring.

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re: Gypsy marquee#6
Posted: 1/27/08 at 2:06pm
The most underwhelming marquee on Broadway!
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re: Gypsy marquee#7
Posted: 1/27/08 at 2:07pm
Forgive me for asking, but what played in the St. James prior to Gypsy?
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re: Gypsy marquee#8
Posted: 1/27/08 at 2:08pm
a limited run of The Grinch.
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re: Gypsy marquee#9
Posted: 1/27/08 at 2:12pm
it looks too much like COMPANY!
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re: Gypsy marquee#10
Posted: 1/27/08 at 2:14pm
I wonder how Patti likes it.
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re: Gypsy marquee#11
Posted: 1/27/08 at 2:14pm
I, personally, like it.
It's very straightforward and since I'm an incredibly boring person, I like that. re: Gypsy marquee
The show's about having your name in lights and hey, "Gypsy" is written in "lights!" :)
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re: Gypsy marquee#12
Posted: 1/27/08 at 2:31pm
At "Xanadu" last night, and Boyd Gaines walked by and was checking out the "Gypsy" marquee- He didnt seem too impressed !

It looks awful, but something tells me this wont be the permanent one. It just looks horrid !!!
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re: Gypsy marquee#13
Posted: 1/27/08 at 2:34pm
It does look pretty bad, but why would they put it up if they weren't going to keep it?
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re: Gypsy marquee#14
Posted: 1/27/08 at 2:36pm
I guess.. my source is wrong...

It looks like that's the FINAL ARTWORK....Let's wait for the official playbill!
Testing is RIGHT.. its the PERMANENT ONE.. They are not going to put one up temporary and remove it...


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Updated On: 1/27/08 at 02:36 PM
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re: Gypsy marquee#15
Posted: 1/27/08 at 2:57pm
Underwhelimng.
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re: Gypsy marquee#16
Posted: 1/27/08 at 3:04pm
It's not that bad... it just doesn't catch the eye...at all! It's much too simple... Who picked blue as the main colour?

They really should have kept the city center logo... it was simple, but looked amazing! Not the mention it certainly caught the eye.
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re: Gypsy marquee#17
Posted: 1/27/08 at 3:11pm
I feel that the GYPSY part of the Marquee needs to be a tad bit bigger than PATTI LUPONE. Just my opinion.
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re: Gypsy marquee#18
Posted: 1/27/08 at 3:16pm
I don't see what's so awful about it. There's no reason to wallpaper the outside of theaters with pictures and bright colors and purple iridescent mirrors. It's too much. I'm glad it's just straight forward, clean, and clear.
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re: Gypsy marquee#19
Posted: 1/27/08 at 3:21pm
it just seems blue is such an odd choice....deep reds, i could understand.
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re: Gypsy marquee#20
Posted: 1/27/08 at 3:26pm
I think it's too dull to be awful.
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re: Gypsy marquee#21
Posted: 1/27/08 at 3:40pm
The picture that was taken from across street looks like it could be just as much a promo for Spring Awakening; the Gypsy one really gets lost. I agree that they should have used the one that was on the program last summer at Encores!
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re: Gypsy marquee#22
Posted: 1/27/08 at 3:42pm
The font and size are fine to me, however blue is a cold color and the show has such fiery and passionate characters, therefore a rich old fashioned-like curtain red would have been better.

The City Center logo was great.
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re: Gypsy marquee#23
Posted: 1/27/08 at 3:45pm
If this is the marquee, it's most certainly the permanent design. So why are so many people suggesting that it's only temporary? Could be denial, but more likely it's just the fact that this design lends the production no feeling of permanence whatsoever. It looks like a fake revival slapped together simply so Patti can say she played Rose on Broadway. It's so bland and careless you really get the sense that the production's reason for existing is not to give the audience something meaningful but to make the star's dream come true.

I have no doubt that what goes on inside the theater will be great, but this ad campaign gives me little reason to think that I'd be getting my money's worth if I bought a ticket.
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re: Gypsy marquee#24
Posted: 1/27/08 at 3:53pm
Im sure its negotiated in Patti's contract that her name be the same size font as the title. Its common for stars. So the title will probably never be bigger on the marquis.