The Broadway Wrapped In Failure

A new book chronicles the backstage perils and failures of Broadway bombs. “Dramas are hard enough. Musicals, to judge by the on-the-scene accounts by several critics and journalists assembled here, seem particularly fraught with a special kind of peril. ‘When disparate elements don’t gel, panic sets in. With the clock running out, and the bankroll running low, and superegos running amuck, strange things can happen’.”