8. "Disaster!," by Jack Plotnick and Seth Rudetsky, on Broadway
Why not parody a movie genre that no one's thought about in 40 years? Because it's lame. These last three musicals lost their entire capitalization after receiving pre-Broadway raves from the New York Times. A warning to producers.
5. "The Cherry Orchard," by Anton Chekhov, on Broadway
Not every radical updating of a classic works. Actually, director Simon Godwin begins the play in Chekhov's time, then updates the costumes as the scenes progress. Diane Lane's disappointing big return to Broadway.