Some were not even entirely "bombs" and if fact made or didn't lose that much money.
Steven Suskin has an elastic sense of what shows are hits and which are flops, and some of the shows he covers in this book I was surprised to see he called flops.
And as you read of the struggles of talented people to get their visions onstage, you will respect the craft of making a musical even more.
I appreciate Mr. Suskin taking the time to scrounge up past articles written by other people for a book featuring his name as sole author. Read morePublished 9 months ago by John Gibson
The book came quickly and I am thoroughly enjoying the book! It is a great read for anyone who loves musical theater and the drama that comes with it!Published 12 months ago by Taralee Larsen
This fascinating book tells about some of the famous ("Kelly," "Breakfast at Tiffany's") and lesser known ("Skyscraper," "Flying Colors") Broadway flops. Read morePublished on March 12, 2010 by Russell T. Warne
If you really want the scoop on B'way shows, look for a couple other titles by the same author: "Opening Nights on Broadway", and it's companion, "More Opening Nights on... Read morePublished on June 29, 2009 by Thom Karlsen
I had my doubts about this book, especially based on some of the feedback I read, but I have to say I'm very happy I bought it. Read morePublished on December 24, 2008 by P. Hwang
This book, while interesting in its subject matter, is not an easy read as stated by an earlier reviewer. It is sometimes dry and rather longwinded in spots. Read morePublished on July 21, 2008 by Robert E. Gold
This 2006 compendium of articles about problem musicals that fell apart on or near Broadway isn't a turkey on the order of "Kelly" or Jerry Lewis's revival of "Hellzapoppin", two... Read morePublished on December 5, 2007 by Slokes
I couldn't put it down and if this book had just collected only Lewis Lapham's long, long, "new journalism" article on the disastrous Moose Charnap flop KELLY! Read morePublished on July 15, 2007 by Kevin Killian
I was extremely disapointed with this book, having read most of the essays contained therein from other sources.Published on July 3, 2007 by Uber Showman