SHAME ON “BABY, IT’S YOU” PUBLICISTS!
April 26, 2011
”Hope you are doing well! I wanted to follow up and let you know that BABY IT’S YOU will be hosting a Blogger Night! If you are interested, Follow the directions on the page to win a pair of tickets to the show…Let me know if you have any questions!”
Yeah…I’ve got one question, “ARE YOU CRAZY?” WIN a pair of tickets? I’m disabled and I live in the California desert, and I might’ve considered going to New York to see the show when it opens now I DON’T THINK SO! WIN a pair of tickets indeed?
I may not be Perez Hilton, but I have over 1,840,000 views on Artie Wayne on the Web and 40 years worth of credentials as an “underground tastemaker” from helping to break “Jesus Christ Superstar” http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2006/07/31/jesus-christ-superstar-ascends-2/ to being the first to rave about Tommy James book, “Me, The Mob, and The Music” http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2010/02/09/tommy-james-shocking-new-book-methe-mob-and-the-music/
I may not have a huge following, but my readers are amazingly influential as you can see from the comments made at the bottom of these articles http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2009/08/28/ellie-greenwich-r-i-p-rock-in-perpetuity/ as well as http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2010/04/15/whos-going-to-replace-simon-cowell-ron-fair-or-joel-diamond/
BTW, I googled Florence Greenberg “Baby, It’s You” and here’s what came up.
Inspired by the true story of Florence Greenberg, the woman who in the late 1950′s took the male-dominated music industry by storm, Baby It’s You! is a new …
babyitsyouonbroadway.com/news.html – Cached
I wonder how my friend Artie Ripp, one of the producers of “BABY, IT”S YOU” is going to respond when he finds out how his publicity is being handled (he also is one my readers).
I wish the show well, but don’t expect me or any of my inconsequential “blogger friends” to support it.
Regretfully, Artie Wayne http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/
P.S. last night I put this article up on Facebook and got these responses.
Todd Everett I should point out that you could have seen the show here in L.A. — it played forever at the Coast Playhouse (where I saw it), then had its “premiere” at the Pasadena Playhouse. Changed quite a bit, I guess, between the two; and probably between Pasadena and Broadway. I paid for my ticket, though through Goldstar
Ellen Sander Jeez if they had to comp every blogger, they’d have nothing left to sell!
Artie Wayne MAYBE I’M SPOILED, BUT THE LAST SEATS I PAID FOR WERE THE BEATLES AT CARNEGIE HALL AND WAS PISSED OFF HAVING TO PAY $10.00 EACH!
Sally Stevens Artie’s point was that he’s been blogging about Florence for quite some time, as he used to work with her back in the day. It’s a little different from “every blogger.” He still comes up in the top three in the Google rankings when you search Florence.
Tom Tom Slocum Artie is correct..
Ellen Sander I do see his point.
Copyright 2011 by Artie Wayne http://artiewayne.com
Here’s my best article on Florence Greenberg and, “BABY, IT’S YOU” http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/a-tribute-to-florence-greenberg/
FLASH!!!!!!!! THIS JUST CAME IN FROM MARK KENNEDY ASSOCIATED PRESS DRAMA WRITER!
By MARK KENNEDY AP Drama Writer
The complaint filed in New York State’s Supreme Court alleges the producers of the musical did not get permission from Warwick, Chuck Jackson or Beverly Lee, Doris Coley Jackson and Addie Harris Jackson of The Shirelles to portray them on stage. It seeks unspecified damages.
“These national treasures were taken advantage of at the infancy of their careers,” said Oren Warshavsky, a lawyer at Baker Hostetler, which filed the lawsuit. “Now they have to watch it done to them again on stage and once more not get paid.” For complete story http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=13470008
OK…ENOUGH FRIVOLITY! HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT MY NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY “I DID IT FOR A SONG”, NOT ONLY DOES IT CHRONICLE MY 50 YEARS IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS..IT REVEALS THE SECRET OF LIFE ITSELF! http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/53813
BACK TO ARTIE WAYNE ON THE WEB! http://artiewayne.wordpress.com