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Teaneck Tanzi: The Venus Flytrap, 1983 'Teaneck Tanzi is an Americanized, retitled version of London's biggest comedy hit since 'Steaming,' and its charm must have bailed out somewhere over the Atlantic. What we find at the Nederlander is a theatrical gimmick whose execution produces a pounding sensation in every part of one's head except the brain,' wrote The New York Times. It closed in Broadway after just one performance.

Teaneck Tanzi: The Venus Flytrap, 1983 'Teaneck Tanzi is an Americanized, retitled version of London's biggest comedy hit since 'Steaming,' and its charm must have bailed out somewhere over the Atlantic. What we find at the Nederlander is a theatrical gimmick whose execution produces a pounding sensation in every part of one's head except the brain,' wrote The New York Times. It closed in Broadway after just one performance.

"Carrie", a musical adaption of Stephen King’s classic novel, played only sixteen preview performances and closed after only five official performances at the Virginia Theatre on Broadway in 1988, losing the entire investment that was put into it and immediately becoming one of the most notorious flops in Broadway history. The show starred Linzi Hateley in her Broadway debut as Carrie White and Betty Buckley as Margaret White.

"Carrie", a musical adaption of Stephen King’s classic novel, played only sixteen preview performances and closed after only five official performances at the Virginia Theatre on Broadway in 1988, losing the entire investment that was put into it and immediately becoming one of the most notorious flops in Broadway history. The show starred Linzi Hateley in her Broadway debut as Carrie White and Betty Buckley as Margaret White.

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The "Operamusical" Which Witch opened at the Piccadilly Theatre in London on October 22, 1992 and ran for 76 performances, after a critical savaging. It has been described as "the second worst West End musical of all time",[2] a "bizarre musical",[3] and "a dire rock opera".[3]  The London version was followed by a rather more successful Norwegian tour, and further performances of a Norwegian version in Holmenkollen…

The "Operamusical" Which Witch opened at the Piccadilly Theatre in London on October 22, 1992 and ran for 76 performances, after a critical savaging. It has been described as "the second worst West End musical of all time",[2] a "bizarre musical",[3] and "a dire rock opera".[3] The London version was followed by a rather more successful Norwegian tour, and further performances of a Norwegian version in Holmenkollen…

"Sixth-form girls perform Herman Meville's novel in their school swimming-pool" - doesn't sound like a recipe for success, does it? And it wasn't. Scantily clad females, "Dick" jokes and a swiftly forgettable score saw this Cameron Mackintosh-backed extravangaza being harpooned by the critics. It survived 15 weeks at the Piccadilly Theatre before sinking below the waves.

"Sixth-form girls perform Herman Meville's novel in their school swimming-pool" - doesn't sound like a recipe for success, does it? And it wasn't. Scantily clad females, "Dick" jokes and a swiftly forgettable score saw this Cameron Mackintosh-backed extravangaza being harpooned by the critics. It survived 15 weeks at the Piccadilly Theatre before sinking below the waves.

Out of the Blue, Shaftesbury Theatre – Opened 4 Nov 1994, Closed 17 days later One of Shaftesbury Avenue’s more forgettable moments surely came in 1994 when, on 4th November, Out of the Blue opened. It’s still a mystery as to why a musical about dropping a bomb on Nagasaki wouldn’t be more entertaining?

Out of the Blue, Shaftesbury Theatre – Opened 4 Nov 1994, Closed 17 days later One of Shaftesbury Avenue’s more forgettable moments surely came in 1994 when, on 4th November, Out of the Blue opened. It’s still a mystery as to why a musical about dropping a bomb on Nagasaki wouldn’t be more entertaining?

Moonlight Amphitheater is a fun place to enjoy a great production and a picnic with the family!

Moonlight Amphitheater is a fun place to enjoy a great production and a picnic with the family!

"Nick and Nora" closes on Broadway after only 9 performances at the Marquis Theatre (December 15th, 1991).  The show had a disastrous preview period which was extended numerous times, in which the show was changed drastically, with the final count of preview performances being 71.  Despite that the show was written and directed by the legendary Arthur Laurents with music by Charles Strouse, the show failed to catch on with critics or audiences and closed at a total loss.

"Nick and Nora" closes on Broadway after only 9 performances at the Marquis Theatre (December 15th, 1991). The show had a disastrous preview period which was extended numerous times, in which the show was changed drastically, with the final count of preview performances being 71. Despite that the show was written and directed by the legendary Arthur Laurents with music by Charles Strouse, the show failed to catch on with critics or audiences and closed at a total loss.

Murderous Instincts, Savoy Theatre – Opened 7 October 2004, Closed 16 October 2004 Very nearly the shortest ever West End run. Leading lady Nichola McCauliff described rehearsals as “a motorway pileup”. In its short life, the show went through eight directors and told the autobiographical tale of Cinda Fox, wife of the show’s producer and heiress to Firestone Tyres.

Murderous Instincts, Savoy Theatre – Opened 7 October 2004, Closed 16 October 2004 Very nearly the shortest ever West End run. Leading lady Nichola McCauliff described rehearsals as “a motorway pileup”. In its short life, the show went through eight directors and told the autobiographical tale of Cinda Fox, wife of the show’s producer and heiress to Firestone Tyres.

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