Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the big-budget Broadway musical based on the classic Marvel Comics superhero, has claimed the health of another performer. Matthew James Thomas, who plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man at Wednesday and Saturday matinees, was taken to the hospital this week with a head injury. It is the show's first reported accident in 238 days, and
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The latest piece of The New York Times Pulitzer-worthy series of articles about Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark indicated that the retooled Broadway musical based on the Marvel Comics superhero is indeed less disastrously awful than it once was, but stopped somewhere in "lousy" on its way to "good" and is only suitable for young children. Prompted by the harsh review, Conan O'Brien put together an approximation of what a kids' version of Turn Off the Dark would look like, complete with original songs
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The New York Times' Patrick Healy watched a rehearsal of the newly retooled Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and reports that the Broadway production, which has returned for preview performances following a three-week hiatus, now more closely resembles the myth of Spider-Man as understood by general audiences and is less preoccupied with the bizarre inventions and critically savaged vision of former Turn Off the Dark director Julie Taymor. Composers Bono and The Edge of U2 have also owned up to mistakes with the original production, which cost a record-setting $70 million and sent numerous performers to the hospital with variously serious injuries.The original version of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dar