Comscore

What is your favorite flop?

mjohnson2 Profile Photo
mjohnson2
Broadway Star
joined:11/2/13
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 01:03am
What show that flopped on Broadway or in London that you truly thought was amazing (not one that was "so bad it's good")?
Anything regarding shows stated by this account is an attempt to convey opinion and not fact.
bwayboy22 Profile Photo
bwayboy22
Featured Actor
joined:5/9/12
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 01:35am
Sunset Boulevard
JBroadway Profile Photo
JBroadway
Broadway Star
joined:4/6/12
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 02:05am
The Story of My Life
devonian.t Profile Photo
devonian.t
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/04
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 02:09am
Triumph of Love
bobs3
Broadway Legend
joined:4/8/12
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 02:14am
I have to admit I enjoyed THE PERFORMERS immensely and was sad that it flopped. I like that type of humor and even if the writing was so-so the cast was hilarious.
JoseLee_ Profile Photo
JoseLee_
Stand-by
joined:5/24/13
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 03:02am
Loved the Jekyll & Hyde Revival. Never saw the show but love the Taboo recording.
ARTc3
Broadway Star
joined:8/5/13
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 03:16am
Excellent thread... and a hard choice. There are so many brilliant shows that didn't recoup and I'm not 100% sure of what did and didn't "flop". I don't think I can pick just one, so...

Big Deal
Chess (Broadway)
Follies
Taboo (Broadway)
A History of the American Film

Not even sure that is my top 5 as I don't have access to my list of ever show I've seen.
ARTc3 formerly ARTc. Actually been a poster since 2004. My name isn't Art. Drop the "3" and say the signature and you'll understand.
Dubliner
Understudy
joined:5/26/11
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 03:55am
Passion
macnyc Profile Photo
macnyc
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/08
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 04:32am
Chaplin
dramamama611 Profile Photo
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 06:17am
The Scottsboro Boys. Hands down. One of my favorite theatrical experiences of all time.
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.
tmbyru Profile Photo
tmbyru
Stand-by
joined:12/4/11
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 06:52am
Lysistrata Jones or Hands on a Hardbody
henrikegerman Profile Photo
henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 07:22am
I agree with Devonian. I loved Triumph of Love. It was very funny, tuneful, and Susan Egan gave one of the all time great inexplicably overlooked performances. I think it would have done a great deal better off-Broadway than on, at least back then. Now, I think it might possibly have found a Broadway audience.
Although I didn't see it, I'm very fond of the ocr of Oh, Brother.

Updated On: 1/10/14 at 07:22 AM
Broadwayboobs Profile Photo
Broadwayboobs
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 07:33am
TABOO
SIDE SHOW
JANE EYRE
"There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate." -Charles Dickens,
chewy5000 Profile Photo
chewy5000
Broadway Legend
joined:12/1/09
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 07:35am
Via Galactica
IMHO I see Queenie as being more of a brunette...
g.d.e.l.g.i. Profile Photo
g.d.e.l.g.i.
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/12
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 07:40am
As I've said multiple times, I love Dance of the Vampires, but more for what it was in Europe and less what it became in the States.
Formerly gvendo2005
Broadway Legend
joined: 5/1/05

Blocked: After Eight, suestorm, FindingNamo, david_fick, emlodik, lovebwy
promisespromises2 Profile Photo
promisespromises2
Broadway Star
joined:5/23/13
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 08:08am
Big Fish. The music is STILL with me and the whole production of it was beautiful.
jayinchelsea Profile Photo
jayinchelsea
Broadway Star
joined:4/9/09
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 08:19am
The term "flop" should be defined. FOLLIES ran for over 500 performances, and true, did not make back its investment. THE GRASS HARP ran for barely a week, also losing its investment. But not fair to compare the two. Nowadays many shows run for years (SPIDER MAN), and still lose all their money. How about a definition of "flop"?
devonian.t Profile Photo
devonian.t
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/04
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 08:27am
I think there's a standard definition: failed to recoup its investment.

If you want to discuss something else, you'll need to define that term, surely?
theatregeek6 Profile Photo
theatregeek6
Broadway Star
joined:6/19/13
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 08:46am
Understanding the recoup debate. Taking Ken Mendkebaums definition from 'Not Since Carrie' he defined a flop as running under 250 performances, since something that employed so many people for that long shouldn't be considered a flop. Actually Joe Allen just defined Spider-Man as not a flop for a similar reason.

That being said I'will say mine are
Suessical
First date

I DID see Via galactia but could not even come close to making it a favorite anything
someone.else's.story2 Profile Photo
someone.else's.story2
Leading Actor
joined:3/18/07
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 12:00pm
Passion ?
“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” ``oscar wilde``
gfaustswa Profile Photo
gfaustswa
Leading Actor
joined:3/30/07
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 12:09pm
The Story Of My Life….loved that show.
bwayphreak234 Profile Photo
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 12:11pm
Jekyll & Hyde revival
Women On the Verge
Bonnie & Clyde
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
Mister Matt Profile Photo
Mister Matt
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 12:25pm
I've seen so many flops I absolutely adore, but if I had to choose a "favorite"...

Broadway:
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

London:
Lord of the Rings
"What can you expect from a bunch of seitan worshippers?" - Reginald Tresilian
dreaming Profile Photo
dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 12:26pm
Passion
Bonnie and Clyde
jbroadway4 Profile Photo
jbroadway4
Stand-by
joined:1/2/14
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 12:27pm
.Wonderland (Judge all you want)
.Bonnie & Clyde
.First Date
.Chaplin
.Spiderman (Even though it ran for awhile)
GilmoreGirlO2 Profile Photo
GilmoreGirlO2
Broadway Star
joined:4/13/05
What is your favorite flop?
Posted: 1/10/14 at 12:40pm
If I’m looking at it from a “flopped on all accounts” direction (i.e. not just running for a shorter amount of time than expected, but also critically panned), I would have to say “Tarzan.” I was thoroughly entertained, thought the visuals were stunning yet also motivated, and enjoy the score quite a lot.

Similarly, I think “Big Fish” was one of the best new big, Broadway musicals I had seen in years. Wonderful story, terrific acting, and I truly loved the fluidity of the score. I didn’t mind that not many songs “stuck” with me – I thought they flowed well within the show and enhanced the moments that were happening onstage. I actually enjoyed the fact that it was hard to remember the songs in detail, because it made the show, for me, feel like it was one, cohesive unit, as opposed to broken up into sections.

And, while I did not see it live, I love everything about “Passion.”

1
Page:

Advertisement
 
Advertisement
Advertisement