Playbill reports that last night’s performance of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark began with an announcement that many flying sequences–the main draw, one might say, of a show that has faced numerous difficulties in the revision of its music and book–would be scotched for the evening performance. The central bushing rig, per a spokesperson speaking to Playbill, “was not working as planned during the pre-show flight rehearsal, so it was decided that certain flights be cut from the show last night. Safety always comes first.”
Uncomfortable moment: a day before the non-flying performance, Playbill ran an interview with the creative team subtitled “How New Collaborators Taught Spider-Man to Fly Again.” Well, the “flying” here is metaphorical–the writer referred here to the creative aspects. With mixed reviews for the creative elements, though, the onus is on Spider-Man’s creative team to keep the theme-park aspects working. On to tonight’s performance!
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