Much Anticipated Musicals That Crashed & Burned - Big Time

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THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN'
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"I have also met him in person, and I find him to be quite funny actually. Arrogant and often misinformed, but still funny."
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In some ways, BKLYN.
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One really big one was the musical version of Breakfast at Tiffany's -= Holly Golightly with Mary Tyler Moore. Didn't even officially open.
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Personally, I had SUCH high hopes for 'The Pirate Queen'. WHOOPS. ^_^
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STEEL PIER - before it opened, it was considered the odds-on Tony favorite - the show to beat. It got the most noms - 11 - and won zero.

Besides the fact that it wasn't very good, it suffered from comparison to the revival of CHICAGO that opened a few months earlier. It was as if the entire world was being reminded that Kander & Ebb were no longer as good as they had been 25 years earlier.

And if there hadn't been a Chicago revival, Karen Ziemba would DEFINITELY have won the Tony, despite being in a mediocre show.
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"Winning a Tony this year is like winning Best Attendance in third grade: no one will care but the winner and their mom."
-Kad

"I have also met him in person, and I find him to be quite funny actually. Arrogant and often misinformed, but still funny."
-bjh2114 (on Michael Riedel)
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i actually was excited for Cry Baby, and now it will close before i have a chance to see it
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Shocked I'm the first to say it:
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Why shocked? Half of BWW's members weren't out of diapers when that opened. re: Much Anticipated Musicals That Crashed & Burned - Big Time
"This thread reads like a series of White House memos." — Mister Matt
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I actually saw that trainwreck...and am proud of it! Two others that opened out of town in DC and were a hot mess - Shogun and Whistle Down The Wind.
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Can we include The Princess Bride? It never even made it to the stage, and so many were looking forward to it (including myself!)
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A Catered Affair from this past season.

Tarzan is another from a few years back.

Merrily We Roll Along certainly brought an end to the string of Sondheim-Prince celebrations.
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Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang.

People figured it would run for years. Instead, it become the costliest flop in Broadway history.
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Ha, when Chitty Chitty came out my friend went to see it. It wasn't bad, just extremely forgetable. I wasn't sure whether to list Carrie or not, because apparantly lot of people had a precognition that it would flop. Maybe it was anticipated until Terry Hands and Debbie Allen signed on. Here's some: Kwamina, Kelly, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Thou Shalt Not, Prettybelle, Dear World, Goldilocks. I love flop musicals....
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Tarzan and the Little Mermaid were both very hyped.
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Well Little Mermaid didn't crash and burn.
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Mermaid will run at least as long as Aida did.
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"Andrew Lloyd Webber's big return to Broadway": THE WOMAN IN WHITE (Broadway version!)

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"Half of BWW's members weren't out of diapers when that opened. "

Neither was he. lol


For me personally I'd say Lestat and The Pirate Queen
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Updated On: 6/22/08 at 02:52 PM
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Young Frankenstein (Well it will...)
Glory Days
A Class Act (Financially, anyway...)
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