Theatergoers heard a ‘loud scream,’ as an unidentified actor injured his foot and was rushed to the hospital.
When it first hit Broadway in early 2011, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Darkmade national headlines after several of its actors suffered debilitating injuries; more than two years later, just when it seemed as though every kink had been worked out, tragedy struck the musical once again.
‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’ began an official Broadway run last night after months of disastrous previews that left cast members hospitalized and forced a complete overhaul of the show. Now, critics who once bashed the musical are changing their tune over the improvements. Will Spidey’s web stick on the Great White Way?
U2’s rock musical has FINALLY arrived. And while reviewers aren’t quite raving about the show, they’re being quite kind to the troubled production. Here’s a smattering of excerpts from the most high-profile reviews.
I saw the Spider-Man musical — which is the talk of Broadway for all the wrong reasons – and trust me when I say you should do anything you can to see this Broadway spectacular!
Surrounded by technical issues, stuntman injuries and costly delays, the upcoming Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark may have put a bad taste in many people’s mouths. However, after seeing a preview performance Dec. 29, I can tell you the show’s imagination, outside the box thinking and flying Spider-Man fun is a complete joy for anyone spending a night on Broadway! Read more
Early reports say Spidey’s Broadway debut needs a lot of work before it’s ready for the public.
With a budget of more than $65 million, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Darkis the most expensive show in Broadway history — and it also might be the most flawed. The Julie Taymor-directed musical had its first preview performance Nov. 28, and although the high-flying acrobatics left young theater-goers enthralled, The New York Times reports that the show was marred with mistakes and actually stopped five times throughout its run of more than three hours.