Spider-man Musical Failed To Impress Critics, Producer Said It Went Better Than Expected

By on Dec 1, 2010 in Entertainment, Hollywood, United States, World Comments

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark featuring music by U2 stars Bono and The Edge was launched in its first full preview on Sunday, November 28, 2010 at Broadway’s Foxwoods Theatre, according to several entertainment sites. It was performed in front of reporters and 1,800 paying audience.

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It failed to impress the audience, especially the critics. Harsh reviews were already issued by critics, with one writer from the New York Post calling it an “epic flop.” Most of the criticisms were due to the technical glitches which caused the show to be stopped five times to fix them.

“Not even Spider-Man could avert this disaster. Last night’s opening preview of Broadway‘s most expensive production ever, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark was an epic flop as the $65 million show’s high-tech gadgetry went completely awry amid a dull score and baffling script,” the New York Post reviewer wrote.

Meanwhile, one of the producers of the show said it went “better than expected.”

“It went much better last night than expected. We came within just inches of getting through the entire second half without a stop. In your first preview I think that’s quite extraordinary,” producer Michael Cohl told EW.com.

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark is directed by Julie Taymor. Its official opening date is on January 11 next year.

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