Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about shows that have flopped (lost money; not a commercial success) but that we loved.
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PETER FILICHIA is a playwright, journalist, and historian with a number of books. His columns appear at Masterworks Broadway, Broadway Select and many other places.
Michael Portantiere | [email protected] | Facebook
MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist. He is the founder and editor of CastAlbumReviews.com. He is also a theatrical photographer whose photos have appeared in The New York Times and other major publications. You can see his photography work at FollowSpotPhoto.com.
Notes and links for the podcast.
PF: Go back in time: The Cradle Will Rock
MP: Go back in time: Oklahoma, Show Boat, My Fair Lady
JM: Ragtime (workshop), Company, Scottsboro Boys, Phantom (London)
PF: Legends, A Mother’s Kisses,
David Ezell: I have a question for Peter. Aside from Hello Dolly!, what shows were revived with at least one principal member from the original cast? Is it common or is it a rarity?
April 5: Follies Revival (2001)
MP: Flops I’ve Loved – Steel Pier (1997), Merrily We Roll Along (1981), The Last Five Years (2002), The Life (1997), Sweet Smell of Success (2002), Wedding Singer (2006), Play On! (1997), Ragtime Revival (2009), Finian’s Rainbow Revival (2009)
Steel Pier Broadway Debut Kristin Chenoweth
Dance With Me / The Last Girl
Peter’s Trivia Answer
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