These pages review some of the most interesting flop musicals preserved on CD.
Yes, "flop" is a harsh word, but an honest one. All of
these shows were commercial failures, and that's no disgrace! All careers,
theatrical or otherwise, involve their share of failures. As a behind the
scenes survivor of Busker Alley among other flops I know what I'm
Many unsuccessful musicals have achieved a "life after
death" thanks to outstanding cast recordings. A few have even become cult
favorites, inspiring revivals and further recordings. Theatre buffs
pride themselves on knowing these scores, the lost treasures as well as the
campy disasters. The links below lead to hopelessly biased
reviews of the best and the worst of the unluckiest.