By Ed Sams
For any Broadway aficionado, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s only flop is a fascinating study. Pipe Dream had as its composers the two most successful tunesmiths since Gilbert and Sullivan writing the music and the twentieth century’s greatest American author, John Steinbeck, writing the script. How could it fail? Still, fail it did--and so sensationally that people have wondered for over fifty years: What happened? 14 pages.