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Biggest Musical Theatre Flops Ever ?!


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#11 Steve10086

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:11 PM

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:12 PM

Betwixt- kinda rubbish.
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:26 PM

Jamie. Avenue Q was not a flop.
Also no evidence that Million Dollar Quartet was (it did run a year). Don't think Priscilla was either and I also doubt a few of your other suggestions.

Also no evidence that Dreamboats was a flop, it had a good run. Same with La Cage which was constantly extended due to popularity.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:33 PM

View PostMark_E, on 29 September 2012 - 04:26 PM, said:

Jamie. Avenue Q was not a flop.
Also no evidence that Million Dollar Quartet was (it did run a year). Don't think Priscilla was either and I also doubt a few of your other suggestions.

Also no evidence that Dreamboats was a flop, it had a good run. Same with La Cage which was constantly extended due to popularity.
On the basis that, as per the broadway definition, a flop is a show that doesn't recoup it's original investment
All the ones mentioned above are flops - ask their investors

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:34 PM

Avenue Q didn't re-coup, despite extended runs in 3 London theatres, plus an extended UK tour?



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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:37 PM

View PostPharaoh, on 29 September 2012 - 04:34 PM, said:

Avenue Q didn't re-coup, despite extended runs in 3 London theatres, plus an extended UK tour?
No
The tour was financed separetly by theatre royal bath productions and those accounts haven't been published yet.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:41 PM

View PostJamiem, on 29 September 2012 - 04:33 PM, said:


On the basis that, as per the broadway definition, a flop is a show that doesn't recoup it's original investment
All the ones mentioned above are flops - ask their investors

My apologies, dreamboats and petticoats did recoup its £876 production costs

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:07 PM

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:22 PM

Many, many shows have flopped, and simply listing shows that have been financial losses makes for an uninteresting thread. I'd say that to qualify as one of the biggest flops ever the show would need to be an unmitigated disaster: either something that was universally reviled and disappeared almost instantly, or something that was heralded with grandiose forecasts of a soaraway success but collapsed into ignominious failure.
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:42 PM

I alway assumed Poppins recouped its costs as its had a very high advance but I wouldn't be surprised of it didn't.




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