We thought this was a pretty amusing piece from the Times on the biggest flops thus far in the Broadway theater season. Dracula The Musical, which closed on Sunday, inspired the article, taking a blood bath with an estimated loss of some $7.5 million after a mere five months on Broadway. But that's a neglible loss compared to Bombay Dreams, which the article descibes as losing "the better part of $14 million."
And a new group of shows is already moving into some of these venerable Broadway houses. Watch Gothamist for more coverage on the new crop of hits and flops.
And if you're not totally sick of those endless, endless year end lists, we thought this one from the New York Sun had some pretty pithy commentary on the NY theater scene. Critic Jeremy McCarter says that no theater in NY is as even half as adventurous as Brooklyn's own BAM, that he would give a kidney (or two) to see Meryl Streep play either Lady Macbeth, Cleopatra, or Madame Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard , and that the genius displayed in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind provides ample evidence why film is "clearly better than theater." Ouch.