Ironic that I just posted about the defunct new Wonder Woman series. After 33 performances (and 31 preview performances), Wonderland wrapped its Broadway run May 15th. The new musical about a grown up Alice who yearns for a more adventure-filled life, sets out on a quest beneath the streets of New York City. There she meets a cast of familiar yet outrageously re-imagined characters. Funny that with such a short run, the show had produced a cast album. I suppose that when your wife is Linda Eder who has a recording of some of the songs, it would be entirely possible. I wonder if somewhere out there is a cast recording of the most celebrated (celebrated but by far NOT the only) flop in Broadway history… Carrie.
Sad to say that I do not think Frank Wildhorn has had a long Broadway run since Jekyll & Hyde. Although J&H had a 4 year run, it still lost $1.5 million. His Scarlet Pimpernel and Dracula also were not successful. I guess that being married to a diva is no guarantee of creative success. OOPS… according to another source the couple has been separated since 2004. So much for that theory.
Maybe the show was overshadowed by an endlessly publicized, overtly ridiculed, accident prone, re-imagined, back in preview mode, soon to open show. Hmmm…. wonder what that is?