It might be the time for some full disclosure - and this might surprise some of my most regular readers - I have barely looked into this show. I just bought the ticket for the reasons outlines above. What I do know is that it has something to do with the 50's or 60's, a psychiatrist, past lives and, in this version something gender-bending and gay. So I come to this as completely unaware as I have ever been, and probably still know more than your average ticket buyer. So the ad REALLY needs to work!
Now I think producers and ad people would be NUTS to cater their ads to
What they got right:
- Harry Connick, Jr. smiling, in that self-deprecating crooked grin way that makes him both handsome and accessible.
- And the light blue color (on the marquee version, anyway) does suggest a clear blue sky.
The rest leaves me with some major questions:
- Why does the title look like one of letters criminals make by cutting out letters and words from different magazines?
- Why are there stemless flowers everywhere? Is Harry playing a florist?
- If Harry is a florist, why is he wearing a suit?
- Hmm... why are those flowers in a heart shape that is bigger than Harry? Ah. There must be love songs.
- I've heard the song, "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever." In fact, I saw Harry sing it on Dancing with the Stars. Is he promoting a new album?
Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway logo: A+
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever logo: D- (They get points for selling Harry.)
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