Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
A broadway adaption of the classic Spider-Man comic series.Average Rating: based on 13 votes
Show Category: Musical/Family
|Opening:||Nov 28, 2010|
|Closing:||Jan 4, 2014|
Show Website: http://spidermanonbroadway.marvel.com
213 West 42nd St.
Between 7th and 8th Ave.
Ugh. Everything has already been said about this overwrought and misguided production. The play suffers from overkill -- too many sounds, effects, styles, themes and subplots. The totality is hodgepodge-y and messy. Still, a large portion of the audience appeared enthralled, so as a tourist attraction, it must have merit. Perhaps its next iteration will give it the boost into quality theater.
the show was dreadful. the cats (cast) are leaving before the spiders sink.if insects had lawyers they would sue for misrepresentation, great creative sets and stunts ,a true las vegas spectacle sans nudity ,,,no plot ,no music,.. it needed kander and ebb and chita rivera.
May 13 2011
Heaven's Gate of Broadway.
Although technologically brilliant backed with a strong musical score and dazzling aerial displays, it's eye candy that I won't talk about remember or discuss over a glass of wine with friends the next day.
Better to spend your money at the movie theatre and experience better computer generated graphics. Sorry.
I saw Spiderman on Broadway on May 13 during its 2nd preview performance after it re-opened. It was a fun show and I'm glad I went.
It was a pretty faithful adoption of the movies with a few fun throw-backs to the comic books. The staging was unlike anything I've seen on Broadway before. Spiderman is flying all over the audience, landing on balconies and the walls. During one scene at the end, a battle takes place overhead - it's quite the thing to see! I could understand why they had so many issues - I was amazed the actors didn't get tangled. The sets are fairly simple, but a collection of 8 huge LED panels behind the stage moved around and kept the stage very bright and active.
The music was definitely the weak part of the show. It was mostly the typical style of U2, but none of the songs fit well with the rest of the performance. The songs were not catchy, and I felt the music got in the way rather than helping to enhance the performance.
My wife and I saw Spiderman today. OUR OPINION: THIS SHOW ROCKS AND YOU HAVE GOT TO SEE IT! We are both in our 60's and we loved it. Understand that this is a fictional comic book hero. The acting was very good. The music was outstanding - the singing excellent. The set design was outrageously unique - have never seen such original and imaginative set design in my life. The story was good - Everything was good. We were originally apprehensive given all the lousey ratings we were hearing. We are truly at a loss at these negatives and can only assume that we were seeing the re-worked show. AND it was great. By the way, we are not Broadway newbe's - we see a B'way show at least every other month.
I give the producers credit for trying to do a rock like musical on Broadway, but in my opinion, they failed miserably. The singing and stunts were decent, but the songs and choreography were horrible!!! Don't waste your money!!
Embarrassment to Broadway. Not worth seeing. Production should close already. 6th opening night delay is unacceptable.
There is definitely music, as it is a Rock 'n'Roll theme. I give the stunts 7\10, what can you expect in a closed area.
It is entertaining from a pure technical standpoint. Great props so so on the songs and storyline. A great event at a discount but not up to par of other plays at full price. 180.00 for a Disney ride is a bit much. My advice deep discount tickets it's good value and only then.
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