(Dan Clavin’s article appeared on Warped Speed, 11/20; via Pam Green
Another Opening, Another Flop
Easily the most famous street in the world, Broadway runs up the length of Manhattan and is famous for the sights, sounds, neon lights, and numerous theaters that draw crowds of thousands night after night. Though we all know the big names like Wicked, The Book of Mormon, and The Phantom of the Opera, not every show goes on to be a hit. In fact, some shows are more famous as disasters.
Flops are defined as shows that play for fewer than 100 performances. As a comparison, Broadway’s current longest-running show, Phantom, has been playing for nearly 30 years with thousands of performances to its name.