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  • Paperback: 372 pages
  • Publisher: St Martin's Press; 1st Pbk. Ed edition (31 Dec 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312082738
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312082734
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 377,903 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Offers a behind-the-scenes look at the development of almost two hundred musical flops that played Broadway between 1950 and 1990.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 Dec 1998
Format: Paperback
This is a book for any theatre lover. Haven't you wondered whatever became of a show that didn't run very long or how it got that way? The author, through interviews and reading scripts and listening to selections from shows (often audition tapes, since these shows, for the most part, didn't cut original cast albums), discusses shows that never could have made it as well as shows that deserved better than they got. I saw some shows in the book that I had seen on stage and enjoyed the comments made about some that I felt were better than their run had indicated. Anybody can offer their opinions of the smash hits, but if you want a more complete look at an often neglected area, take a look at this book. It will be a great addition to any theatre library.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Aug 1999
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Essential reading for show fans. A better history of American theatre than you'll get from any "comprehensive" dissertation. Mandelbaum's writing is sharp, funny, and concise -- and I suspect his research is absolutely correct. This is one book that I own two copies of -- one for rereading, one for lending. I now understand why "Mack & Mabel" never worked.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Aug 1998
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Ken Mandelbaum's book is a must-read for anyone who loves musical theatre. Mandelbaum names over 200 flops, and tells what went wrong. Witty opinions and strong facts are melded together to make this a MUST-READ. This is my "Musical Theatre Bible..."
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By A Customer on 7 Jan 1999
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The others who have reviewed this book have said little beyond the fact they haven't really read it. Not Since Carrie is not, in any way, about gossip, unless you consider the published words of dozens of theatre critics and statements from those involved with the works in question gossip. The story of some of Broadway's greatest musical flops is told through the people that were there--the stars, the composers, and even an important element, the audience, as represented by Mr. Mandelbaum. He has done his homework, and has created a brilliant, must-have book for any theatre enthusiast's library.
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By Kimonline on 29 May 2014
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While this book was written some time ago and only documents failed musicals staged up to 1990, it remains an interesting read. The only difficulty I have with it is that the author clearly has total belief that his view on why a show failed is the definitive one and beyond dispute. You do suspect others might hold a different view.
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I've read and re-read this book many times over the years, the latest prompted by an unforgettable, entertaining, and occasionally jaw-dropping evening watching Lloyd Webber's flop "Stephen Ward" - just before it closed at the end of March 2014. Ken gives an idiosyncratic, informative and mostly affectionate account of Broadway flops of the post-war era, clearly greatly enjoying the flopperoonies, especially the ones that fall from great heights (like Carrie). There's practically nothing covered since Carrie's 1988 fiasco - since when there have been many more worthy of examination. The book also is a great help when considering the occasional revival, sing-through or concert recording that these fascinating lost souls generate. Delicious!
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