May 28, 2008

Yes It Can!!!!!

Remember how Avenue Q beat out Wicked for the Best Musical at the 2004 Tonys? It was a complete shock to everyone when they won that year. What an upset, like David beats Goliath. People have stated that it was because of the Avenue Q "Vote Your Heart" campaign like when the major movie studios would campaign for the Oscars. This year the Tony race has started and the producers of Xanadu came out with a very unique and irreverent way to campaign, much like the musical itself.

They found Cubby Bernstein, Tony Campaign Manager, responsible for turning Broadway actors and shows into Tony winners. And since today is the 1 year anniversary of Xanadu, Cubby will be speaking at the show's celebration according to this article. He has been generating a lot of buzz for the show from his webcast. I'm posting the episodes because they have to be seen. They are BRILLIANT!

And so.....Yes It Can! Xanadu for Best Musical!

Episode 1:


Episode 2:


Episode 3:


Oh and check out the video they made for their day off:


Even Douglas Carter Bean, the book writer of Xanadu who recently won the 2008 Drama Desk Award for Best Book of a Musical thanked him during his speech! Check out the video here.

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