British stage makes hay with Broadway duds

File photograph shows Robert Lindsay smiling as he hugs Maria Friedman as they pose with their awards for "Best Actor and Best Actress in a Musical" in London February 16, 1997. Broadway musicals are usually revived when, like "My Fair Lady" or "South Pacific", they have been big hits. But the British stage, in London and elsewhere, has been giving flops a second chance. Why some shows put together by hit-making teams fail while others succeed is hard to judge. But the London director of "Merril





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