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What Are Your Favourite Musical Flops? Any Worth A Reinterpretation?


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#31 Anthony

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:56 PM

Betty Blue Eyes was great!

Yes! Parade (I swear this should be a film), City of Angels, Grey Gardens, AIDA- I saw it on Broadway, excellent- Titanic and Grey Gardens.

What about The Beautiful Game, Tarzan, The Little Mermaid, Grand Hotel, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels or Pacific Overtures?
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:05 PM

I absolutely loved Lend me a Tenor. I remember asking for opinions on what to see on here and everyone recommended it. I enjoyed it so much that I went to see it again the day after to make sure I saw it again before it closed!

I wouldn't have been to see it at all without getting the opinions from this board, majority of others wouldn't do that I suppose.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:58 AM

I really liked Love Story.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:23 PM

View Postfreckles, on 18 April 2013 - 09:58 AM, said:

I really liked Love Story.

Ditto.  Love Story is easily the best new British musical I've seen in recent memory.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:52 PM

View PostAnthony, on 17 April 2013 - 07:56 PM, said:

Betty Blue Eyes was great!

Yes! Parade (I swear this should be a film), City of Angels, Grey Gardens, AIDA- I saw it on Broadway, excellent- Titanic and Grey Gardens.

What about The Beautiful Game, Tarzan, The Little Mermaid, Grand Hotel, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels or Pacific Overtures?
Titanic is coming to Southwark Playhouse this summer.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:06 AM

Flashdance.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:31 PM

View PostKasper, on 17 April 2013 - 12:28 PM, said:

Betty Blue Eyes was great!

But...

The Secret Garden (RSC version was a flop)
When Peggy Sue Got Married
Bat Boy (in a small venue!!!)
The Fix
The Pirate Queen
The Caveman
Anyone Can Whistle
La Cava
Hard Times
Spring Awakening (also in a small vene)
Grey Gardens
Steel Pier
Death takes a Holliday
Aida (never came to the WE)
Titanic (dito)
The Rink
And a small scale version of the Woman in White
  Both The Fix and Steel Pier have been revived in the last year by the Union Theatre. Personally I thought Steel Pier was awful but The Fix is superb.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:19 PM

My favourite 'flop' was the Umbrellas of Cherbourg - love the film and thought the musical was creative, moving and fun.  Unlikely to surface again I expect but I wish they would release the CD as the translations were new - I know they recorded it.  Maybe like Moby Dick (another flop favourite of mine) they can release a rough CD for fans.  Love to see City of Angels again too.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:27 PM

Love Story was great. A heartfelt and heartbreaking musical. Betty Blue eyes was hopeless in my opinion.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:59 AM

I wasn't keen on Betty Blue Eyes either. I loved Lend Me a Tenor and would like to see it again. I also thought Love Story was beautiful but I'm not sure I could bring myself to see it again because I cried so much the first time around!




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