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Favorite Flops#2
Posted: 5/29/17 at 1:10am

Recently, Doctor Zhivago, Tuck Everlasting and Bonnie & Clyde. Bonnie & Clyde still hurts.

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Favorite Flops#3
Posted: 5/29/17 at 1:12am

Loved and saw IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU multiple times...

AMERICAN PSYCHO; FINDING NEVERLAND (if that counts?); AMELIE was cute and had some decent laughs in it, too. 

 

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Favorite Flops#4
Posted: 5/29/17 at 1:20am

Honeymoon in Vegas, always and forever.

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Favorite Flops#5
Posted: 5/29/17 at 1:21am

Honeymoon in Vegas, American Psycho

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Favorite Flops#6
Posted: 5/29/17 at 2:05am

Honeymoon In VegasAmerican Psycho, and Side Show for sure!

My heart is still broken as I remember the day Side Show posted closing notice. Ugh. 

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Favorite Flops#7
Posted: 5/29/17 at 2:12am

Bright Star is my all-time favorite musical. I went to the closing, and as soon as the show ended, I felt like a part of me was snatched away.

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Favorite Flops#8
Posted: 5/29/17 at 3:38am

Rocky, American Psycho

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Favorite Flops#9
Posted: 5/29/17 at 3:50am

I'll second Big.  It's nice to see the kids like Spencer Liff and Joseph Medeiros going on to have successful careers in theater.  (Even if I do still picture them as kids.)

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Sadly, I think Groundhog Day is going to be the newest addition.  Without pulling some major upsets at the Tonys, I fear it's going to be swallowed up by this crazy season.  I've looked at a few future dates and there are Friday & Saturday nights this summer and fall where it seems they've only sold about 100 tickets so far.  I hope I'm wrong though.

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Favorite Flops#10
Posted: 5/29/17 at 6:05am

I liked Jane Eyre a lot. Other flops I enjoyed are Bright Star, Taboo, American Psycho

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Favorite Flops#11
Posted: 5/29/17 at 7:36am

I Can Get It For You Wholesale. It's remembered for Barbra Streisand but the score is full of gems and Marilyn Coopers songs deserve attention.

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Favorite Flops#12
Posted: 5/29/17 at 8:00am

So many... but just off the top of my head... American Psycho, Rocky, Bright Star, Bullets Over Broadway

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Favorite Flops#13
Posted: 5/29/17 at 8:27am

American Psycho and Bright Star

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Favorite Flops#14
Posted: 5/29/17 at 8:43am

The Scottsboro Boys.  Will never get over my disappointment of seeing it only once. Stunning. Meaningful. Important.

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Favorite Flops#15
Posted: 5/29/17 at 8:47am

The Rink, Grind, Leader of the Pack, Jerry's Girls, Buddy, Big, The Wedding Singer, Bullets Over Broadway, Bright Star, American Phycho.

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Favorite Flops#16
Posted: 5/29/17 at 9:22am

I saw Big: The Musical in what appeared to me to be a heavily revised, non-Equity tour in 1998.  Different book and songs.  Not so hot.

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Favorite Flops#17
Posted: 5/29/17 at 9:31am

They're all musicals because I don't feel like looking up which plays (which are mostly limited runs) recouped, and which didn't. So, in no particular order:

--The Scottsboro Boys 

--Tuck Everlasting

--The Last Ship

--American Psycho

--The Story of My Life (though I've only seen it regionally in a tiny house, which I suspect worked much better than Bway)

--Soul Doctor (sorry)

--Amelie (though I only saw it in Berkeley. Having recently listened to the cast album for the first time, I think they might have made it worse between Berkeley and Broadway - but that'sa discussion for another thread)

--Bridges of Madison County

--Finding Neverland (though it may well recoup on tour) 

--Spring Awakening (Deaf West revival)

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Favorite Flops#18
Posted: 5/29/17 at 9:40am

Chess, Doctor Zhivago, Bright Star, Side Show, and Bullets Over Broadway.

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Favorite Flops#19
Posted: 5/29/17 at 10:51am

Amélie 

American Psycho

Bonnie and Clyde

Bridges of Madison County

Chess

Finding Neverland

The Last Ship

Parade

Tuck Everlasting

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Favorite Flops#20
Posted: 5/29/17 at 10:55am

I realize that it's not from the last 18 months so probably won't count with most posting here, but I love both Amour and especially Triumph of Love.

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Favorite Flops#21
Posted: 5/29/17 at 11:00am

IMHO, both Amour and Triumph of Love are nothing short of perfect...

for some community theatres, somewhere.

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Favorite Flops#22
Posted: 5/29/17 at 11:10am

though in the hands of Betty Buckley and Melissa Errico they lit up Broadway!

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Favorite Flops#23
Posted: 5/29/17 at 11:18am

The Wedding Singer, Steel Pier, Parade

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Favorite Flops#24
Posted: 5/29/17 at 11:19am

Side Show and The Scotsboro Boys for sure. And I'd throw Young Frankenstein into the mix. 

CZJ at opening night party for A Little Night Music, Dec 13, 2009.
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Favorite Flops#25
Posted: 5/29/17 at 11:28am

For me, it's Title of Show.  I feel fortunate to have seen it, and there will never be another production that captures the unique qualities of that show.  The night I went, the audience was so enthusiastic you would have thought it was the biggest hit on Broadway.

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Favorite Flops#26
Posted: 5/29/17 at 11:55am

Tuck Everlasting, if only for the ballet number at the end.