Friday, February 25, 2011
The Fame of the Flop
Sardi's restaurant is known as much for the portraits of celebrities it has on the wall as it is for the food it serves to people around the New York theater scene. But it's Joe Allen's, another New York theater joint, that has the truly interesting wall hangings. The New York Times recently ran an article about the special style of posters Joe Allen keeps on its walls -- of Broadway's biggest flops. The question raised by the article is how quickly the $65 million Julie Taymour show, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, will join the ranks of Joe Allen's walls.