It's true that any actor in a Broadway show has a tremendous opportunity, and that might be worth taking a risk. Even if that show is less a play than a "Ponzi Scheme with Costumes." And even if the risks are less "bombing with the critics" than "never walking again."
Still, I'm not sure this front-page link from the 12/26 New York Times entirely reflects the tone of the story it leads you to:
Sometimes I think they do this just to spite me.