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The Reviews for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark are in…

NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW:

“There is something to be said for those dangerous flying objects — excuse me, I mean actors — that keep whizzing around the Foxwoods Theater, where the mega-expensive musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” has entered the latest chapter of its fraught and anxious existence. After all, if you’re worried that somebody might fall on top of you from a great height, the odds are that you won’t nod off. “

Click here to read the full “Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark” review.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS REVIEW:

“The problem with expensive leftovers is that they’re bound to go bad if you don’t put them to good use. “

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WASHINGTON POST REVIEW:

“When last we left Spidey, boy oh boy, was he in a pickle. Rampaging super-villains are one thing — they come with the territory. But those reviews! Holy clock-cleaning!”

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BACKSTAGE REVIEW:

“What an improvement. The tangled plot threads that made the new musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” a sticky mess during its record-breaking preview period have been unraveled and woven into an exciting web of wonder.”

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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY REVIEW:

“Early in Act 2 of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the genetically altered villain Green Goblin (Patrick Page) sings, ”I’m a $65 million circus tragedy — actually, more like 75.” Yes, that’s a wink-wink nod to the show’s notorious crawl to opening night following months of delays, budget overruns, cast injuries, and the exit of original director and co-creator Julie Taymor. “

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HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW:

“The Bottom Line: The costliest, most ambitious endeavor in Broadway history, “Spider-Man” finally gets off the ground but fails to soar. “

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CHICAGO TRIBUNE REVIEW:

“”Spidey 2.0,” as the once-pretentious, hitherto-arty, forever-costly musical called “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” is now colloquially known, is quite startlingly different from the disastrous original incarnation of the comic-book musical that humbled Bono and The Edge and ate Julie Taymor alive.”

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AM NEW YORK REVIEW:

“Anyone who sat through an early preview of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” before the show went on a three-week hiatus and Julie Taymor was forcibly removed as its director is sure to notice how substantially the show has been improved.”

Click here to read the full “Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark” review.

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3 Comments»

  Broadway Fan wrote @

Awesome Review about Spiderman, thanks fro helping me in my decision on which musical to visit

  Musical Tickets London wrote @

Really hope Spider-Man makes it over to London’s West End. Looks like it’d work really well.

  matt hollywood wrote @

This is such a fun blog and I am so glad I dropped by. Thanks for being such a magician wherein you made me realize that reading articles such as this is would lighten my mood. You are such a great blogger and entertainer in blogs… Cherry of http://melbourne-magician.com


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