Wednesday, January 7

Today - The Musical


There was certainly a lot of holiday buzz this year, but it wasn't all about the holidays. People were buzzing about Today: The Musical.

I'm not sure it was all positive, to tell you the truth, but you can be the judge of that by clicking here. Regis Philbin was the celebrity guest star. Say no more.

I don't know quite what to say...it's not my cup of tea personally. But from a marketing perspective, it kind of makes sense coming from NBC and The Today Show.  This is the network that brought us The Sound of Music Live and Peter Pan Live, so why not this? And it's the morning show that has turned largely entertainment. With Hoda and Kathie Lee at the helm on this one, what else could we expect?

I will say that the lead character was quite talented, in a Broadway Show kind of way. I guess that was the point.

Entertainment is in the eyes of the beholder. You can decide for yourself. What I will say is that it's fueled a ton of content for the show including Behind the Scenes and Bloopers...not to mention all of the social commentary. I think that was the point of the production. It can be endless. Including puns and jokes on New Year's Eve from Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper on their CNN show. Can't buy that kind of publicity, or can you?

What do you think? What's your experience?  JIM


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