The reviews are in, and the Spider-Man flick is a smash! Everyone loves the iconic Marvel superhero,whether he’s battling a green, monstrous adversary, seducing a blonde classmate, or just sewing his costume. Just look at what the critics have to say!
“The man is better company than the spider in Spider-Man. The long-awaited bigscreen incarnation Read More
The costume designer Eiko Ishioka, most recently known for the costumes in Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, has died at 73. Ms. Ishioka won an Oscar for Bram Stoker’s Dracula and designed the costumes for the 2008 Olympics opening ceremonies in Beijing. The producers of Spider-Man have issued a statement reading in part: “Her Read More
Though the production has been accident free since its official premiere at the Foxwood Theatre in June, there’s still more blood to be spilled over Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. On November 8th, Julie Taymor, the ousted director of the play (along with her production company, LOH, Inc.) filed suit against the producers of the once-cursed production, saying that they had violated her creative rights and haven’t compensated her for her work on the play.
The lead producers–who are listed in the Playbill item about the lawsuit–disagreed, and filed their own counter-suit in response to Ms. Taymor.
This weekend, Broadway’s most expensive show* celebrated it’s first birthday by finally . That’s right, somehow Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark defied all the bookie odds and managed to stay in previews (and a brief hiatus) for 7 months before opening in June. Now it’s “officially” been at the Foxwoods Theatre for one year. Happy birthday Spidey!
Broadway box offices took a major blow due to Hurricane Irene last week, with total grosses dropping 39 percent from the $20-million figure that shows earned the previous week, according to statistics provided by the Broadway League.
The sizeable drop is the result of Broadway shows being shuttered on their two most profitable days, Saturday Read More
Turn Off The Dark
Another week brings more bad news for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark! After the initial wave of bad reviews, led by the New York Times‘s Ben Brantley, a new review has dropped today by The New Yorker‘s John Lahr. The magazine’s review, which broke the oft-broken embargo for the Read More
It’s safe to say reviews of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark have been “mixed.” The Observer found the much-maligned production — now on its 66th performance, all previews – to be visually striking but musically bland, a surprise given the pedigree of the composers (Bono and The Edge, in case you haven’t heard).
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Turn Off The Dark
If I told you that Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is visually stunning but emotionally unengaging, that its action is sporadically thrilling but its plot often indecipherable, and if I told you that this is what I’ve been hearing from friends and reading in chat rooms and status updates, I’d be telling you the truth. Read More
Julie Taymor’s web-slinging extravaganza Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark has encountered its
It should also be pointed out that the cartoonist, Barry Blitt, has had some experience drawing Spidey before. We knew this looked familiar.
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Of all the indignities I have suffered, the fiasco of incompetence that has resulted from my decision to sign my life rights over to Broadway producers is no doubt the most gratuitous, not to mention the corniest. And beyond the accidents, the orchestra pit tumbles, the broken ribs and the cracked vertebrae—all slurs upon my Read More