New Merrily Pro-Shot?

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ColorTheHours048
#25New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/18/24 at 6:22pm

I wish they’d be clearer about the purpose of the filming, but I understand the logic behind careful phrasing. Yes, they’re filming it for the purpose of creating a proshot; but as we learned with something like Waitress, just having the footage doesn’t mean there’s a distributor. They’ll need to shop it around to find a buyer, and that could happen quickly or they may hold off and submit it to a festival at a later date.

Regardless, I’m glad there’s confirmation it’s being captured. It’s a genuinely excellent production, and it deserves this kind of treatment.

KevinKlawitter
#26New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/18/24 at 6:58pm

ColorTheHours048 said: "I wish they’d be clearer about the purpose of the filming, but I understand the logic behind careful phrasing. Yes, they’re filming it for the purpose of creating a proshot; but as we learned with something like Waitress, just having the footage doesn’t mean there’s a distributor. They’ll need to shop it aroundto find a buyer,and that could happen quickly or they may hold off and submit it to a festival at a later date.

Regardless, I’m glad there’s confirmation it’s being captured. It’s a genuinely excellent production, and it deserves this kind of treatment.
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Case in point: Nick Jonas will probably be back on Broadway before the Jersey Boys proshot he starred in will be released.

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RippedMan
#27New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/18/24 at 7:00pm

I forgot that even happened. Or the Aladdin pro shot we'll never see.

CreatureKitchen
#28New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/18/24 at 7:05pm

At least Radicalmedia actually seems to have a decent track record of getting proshots distributed.

bear88
#29New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/18/24 at 7:57pm

My wife, who loves Jersey Boys without apology, still asks about that elusive pro-shot.

Yeah, I am glad this production of Merrily is being filmed - but I will wait and see.

willep
#30New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/18/24 at 9:43pm

RippedMan said: "I forgot that even happened. Or the Aladdin pro shot we'll never see."

Or Girl From the North Country sad

jimmycurry01
#31New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/18/24 at 9:49pm

I saw the Menier Chocolate Factory pro-shot several years ago, and I thought it was a very solid production. Something about this cast, though, begs to be seen by the world. I would happily pay to see this in movie theaters if it finds a distributor. 

Wayman_Wong
#32New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/19/24 at 12:52am

'Merrily' the cameras roll along as Jonathan Groff gets a mid-show ovation

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Video-MERRILY-WE-ROLL-ALONG-Celebrates-Tony-Wins-With-Mid-Show-Ovation-20240618

Updated On: 6/19/24 at 12:52 AM

Sammy232
#33New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/19/24 at 7:41am

CreatureKitchen said: "At least Radicalmedia actually seems to have a decent track record of getting proshots distributed."

Agree. I also am inclined to think that Radcliffe makes this a more viable piece to be sold to an appletv or hbo.

KevinKlawitter
#34New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/19/24 at 8:51am

Sammy232 said: "CreatureKitchen said: "At least Radicalmedia actually seems to have a decent track record of getting proshots distributed."

Agree. I also am inclined to think that Radcliffe makes this a more viable piece to be sold to an appletv or hbo.
"

Oh God please not Apple.

We want people to be able to actually see it, for Pete's sake.

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Huss417
#35New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/19/24 at 8:55am

KevinKlawitter said: "Sammy232 said: "CreatureKitchen said: "At least Radicalmedia actually seems to have a decent track record of getting proshots distributed."

Agree. I also am inclined to think that Radcliffe makes this a more viable piece to be sold to an appletv or hbo.
"

Oh God please not Apple.

We wantpeople to be able to actually see it, for Pete's sake.
"

And I am assuming the company producing this would like to make some money. I'm happy wherever it turns up.

 


"I hope your Fanny is bigger than my Peter." Mary Martin to Ezio Pinza opening night of Fanny.

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dramamama611
#36New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/19/24 at 9:00am

They were on fire last night.  I hadn't seen the show since October, stunning how much it had grown! 


If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
Updated On: 6/19/24 at 09:00 AM

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Wick3
#37New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/19/24 at 10:22am

The applause on the first song was AMAZING! Each actor who entered the stage received an applause! Very happy for them!

Even though the chemistry amongst the trio cast are a lot stronger now, I was more emotional when I saw them the first time at NYTW off-broadway. 

With this Merrily pro-shot, hopefully they’ll find a distributor before the other Merrily movie comes out. 

Updated On: 6/19/24 at 10:22 AM

Jarethan
#38New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/19/24 at 7:06pm

KevinKlawitter said: "Sammy232 said: "CreatureKitchen said: "At least Radicalmedia actually seems to have a decent track record of getting proshots distributed."

Agree. I also am inclined to think that Radcliffe makes this a more viable piece to be sold to an appletv or hbo.
"

Oh God please not Apple.

We wantpeople to be able to actually see it, for Pete's sake.
"

They can always subscribe for a month.  Apple does not have a huge inventory, but they actually have quite a few shows that are very good.  

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elphaba.scares.me
#39New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/19/24 at 8:22pm

Groff pretty much singlehandedly made the “Spring Awakening” reunion happen, including finding funding and a TV partner.

Are we really debating whether distribution would be a challenge for a project with Daniel Radcliffe And His Tony, the day after somebody paid thousands of dollars for a box of Sondheim’s pencils?

LOL. OL. OL.

Playbill_Trash
#40New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/19/24 at 9:51pm

So what are the odds that all 3 leads are in this Saturday matinee (when I see it)? If the filming days are before then, would some call out for the next matinee?

Springtime
#41New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/19/24 at 10:38pm

Lindsay was out for the Wednesday evening show, but filming expected is expected to continue Thursday and Friday. Likely to be out for at least one of the Saturday shows. 

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Wick3
#42New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/20/24 at 9:07am

Please remember she is several months pregnant (~7 months). I think it's a guarantee all three leads will be there Thursday and Friday. 

I wouldn't be surprised if she took Saturday off to rest and come back Sunday but who knows.

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TweetyPie2
#43New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/20/24 at 11:02pm

The filming continued tonight.


What I want to know is, who is TweetyPie1?

Wayman_Wong
#44New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/20/24 at 11:06pm

''With this Merrily pro-shot, hopefully they’ll find a distributor before the other Merrily movie comes out.''

The Linklater feature film of ''Merrily'' is reportedly being shot over 20 years, so it might not even be released until 2039.

In an interview with Variety last year, Ben Platt, who's playing Charley, said: “We shot the first sequence. The film is structured that it’s nine different sequences over 18 years, so we’ll see how we do. We’ve done the first one and the next one is coming this year. It’s wonderful.”

Updated On: 6/20/24 at 11:06 PM

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dramamama611
#45New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/21/24 at 6:16am

It was a joke, Wayman . 


If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.

Playbill_Trash
#46New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/22/24 at 4:51pm

Happy to report all three leads were in today’s matinee and they were terrific!

Fosse76
#47New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/22/24 at 6:10pm

Springtime said: "Lindsay was out for the Wednesday evening show, but filming expected is expected to continue Thursday and Friday. Likely to be out for at least one of the Saturday shows."

That had to be costly.

Boq101
#48New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/23/24 at 1:42am

I'll take it just to erase half those American accents from the current pro-shot out of my mind. I'll never recover. 

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wiggum2
#49New Merrily Pro-Shot?
Posted: 6/23/24 at 8:38am

Is the London pro shot available anywhere?


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