Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, written by U2's Bono and The Edge, has taken the highest single-week takings of any show in Broadway history. The musical, which was plagued with problems from its inception, took $2.9m (£1.8m) over nine performances last week, according to The Broadway League. The Edge said it was a "proud day" for everyone who has been involved. The show, … [Read more...] about Spider-Man the Musical’s firm grip sets Broadway record
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Harry Lennix, an actor who has frequently worked with Taymor for almost 20 years, tries to answer the question in The Huffington Post: In my opinion, the producers of Spider-Man have found a convenient whipping girl to bear the brunt of any woes related to the production. They seem to have absolved themselves from accountability for the show's production while reaping the … [Read more...] about Why is Julie Taymor being attacked so viciously and relentlessly?
Just when things couldn’t get any tougher for “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” on a weekend when that musical was slapped with two safety violations by the New York State Department of Labor, Broadway’s favorite $65 million punch line was once again skewered by “Saturday Night Live.” [clip only viewable in the United States] Last night’s “S.N.L.” broadcast included the … [Read more...] about On Saturday Night Live, a law firm with a ‘Spider-Man’ speciality
U2's Bono and The Edge are coming to the aid of their problem-plagued Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. The musicians, who wrote the score, will be visiting this month to "to do what they need to do", said show spokesman Rick Miramontez. Up until now neither of them have been available to attend any performances because of touring commitments in New Zealand and … [Read more...] about Bono and The Edge to help Spider-Man musical
The Stage's Mark Shelton looks on a year that has devided, as all years, critical opinion. Birdsong, Love Never Dies, panto and the already legendary Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark. In A Chorus Line, one character sings, “Goodbye twelve, goodbye thirteen, hello love.” It’s time, meanwhile, for us to bid goodbye to 10, and say hello to 11. Critics invariably end the year with a … [Read more...] about Goodbye 10…..
The main risk for the actors of 'Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark' is now no longer inside the theatre building but on the sidewalk outside. After the recent blizzards Broadway actors are taking to their skis and skates to get to work. Following an actor's injury after a 30-foot fall, and the suspension of the preview performances, the musical is up and running again - without … [Read more...] about Spider-man skis in with a no-injury performance in post-blizzard Broadway