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Post Thanksgivind Day Parade Broadway Show Performances
Anyone want to share their thoughts on the performances of the shows that were showcased on NBC's broadcast of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

I think this is the list:
On The Town (revival)
Honeymoon in Vegas (with Tony Danza, based on the movie)
Side Show (revival)
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
The Last Ship (with Sting)

Personally, out of the 5 listed, I only really liked Honeymoon in Vegas (the song is hilarious IMO, especially the digs at other major casinos, and the description of Vegas life in general), and The Last Ship (mostly because of Sting, who's probably the best asset that show has).

Gentleman's Guide fell a little flat, perhaps because it was a plot song, and I was kinda confused. Side Show reminded me WAY too much of Chicago (both in the music, lyrics, AND general look)... And I thought that On The town has a little lacking vocally- the song didn't tell me enough about the show to get me truly interested in it.

But of course, that's my opinion. What's yours?


Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:51 am
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Here's my takes:

-On The Town: I'm not a fan of the score, but the choreography was amazing.
-Honeymoon in Vegas: It doesn't sound like a Brown score, with the exception of the high G's And A's in the middle of phrases. I just worry about it doing well because the dark Brown scores (Parade, Bridges) do better than the fun ones (13, L5Y)
-Side Show: I am not a fan of this score in any way, but I worry that the added songs are going to be hard for th fans to adapt to.
-A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder: I've actually seen the show, and even though the song they performed was a clunker, it absolutely is the easiest song to perform out of context.
-The Last Ship: Now this I absolutely loved. Never again will male actors have to worry about good audition songs: look no further than this!

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Post Re: Thanksgivind Day Parade Broadway Show Performances
Apples2for10 wrote:
the dark Brown scores (Parade, Bridges) do better than the fun ones (13, L5Y)

*starts laughing*


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Apples2for10 wrote:
Here's my takes:

-On The Town: I'm not a fan of the score, but the choreography was amazing.
-Honeymoon in Vegas: It doesn't sound like a Brown score, with the exception of the high G's And A's in the middle of phrases. I just worry about it doing well because the dark Brown scores (Parade, Bridges) do better than the fun ones (13, L5Y)
-Side Show: I am not a fan of this score in any way, but I worry that the added songs are going to be hard for th fans to adapt to.
-A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder: I've actually seen the show, and even though the song they performed was a clunker, it absolutely is the easiest song to perform out of context.
-The Last Ship: Now this I absolutely loved. Never again will male actors have to worry about good audition songs: look no further than this!


- I completely agree.
- Yeah, I have to agree, but Tony Danza has to help sales. Although I will TOTALLY buy the album.
- I've never seen the show. Was this one of the new songs?
- What song would you have chosen instead?
- I 100% agree. I totally want the sheet music for this!

Oh, and apparently the Peter Pan TV-Musical (NBC broadcast, staring Allison Williams, Bryan Williams' daughter, as Peter, and Christopher Walken as Hook), Quvenzhané Wallis and the (Film) Cast of Annie, Broadway Revival Cast of Pippin, and Matilda also preformed. I HATED the Pan performance, it was probably the second worst in the entire show (next to either Sideshow or On The Town) . Considering Pippin's preformed at the Parade 3x in the last 3 years... I got bored fast. And I honestly didn't even catch the Annie or Matilda casts for more then 30 seconds, but I wasn't impressed.

Overall, averaging the sum of the whole, it's like a 2/5, maybe even a 1, saved only by Sting and Vegas. The rest I could have done without. Maybe when Charlie and the Chocolate Factory crosses the pond Dahl may get a good musical... And a good performance on Thanksgiving.


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comped wrote:
- I've never seen the show. Was this one of the new songs?
- What song would you have chosen instead?


1. Yes, that was one of the new songs. If you go on the show's Wikipedia page, you can read about all the changes that were made for this new production.
2. My two favorite songs are "The Poison's In The Pellet" and "Sibella", but like I said, the song they used is the best song they could have performed out of the context of the show.

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