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Spider-Man Musical Breaks Accident-Free Streak with New Actor Injury


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...

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Parting Shot: Conan O’Brien’s Kid-Friendly Version of the Spider-Man Musical [Video]


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...

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‘American Idol’ and Spider-Man Musical Combine to Make Each Other Even Worse [Video]


Just when it seemed like the season finale of American Idol couldn't get any ghastlier, Bono and The Edge took to the stage of the inexplicably popular karaoke competition to perform a song from Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark...

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Revised Spider-Man Musical More Heroic, Less Nightmarish


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...

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Spider-Man Musical Bloody Enough to Inspire New ‘Law & Order’ Episode


In the criminal justice system, great power comes with great responsibility...

Joining the infamous ranks of the alleged O.J. Simpson murders and the alleged Michael Jackson child molestations and the alleged murder of JonBenet Ramsey by her parents is Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark...

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‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ Producers Silence the Geek Chorus


Finally, some good news for the endlessly plagued Spider-Man musical, Turn Off the Dark. The New York Times reported on Thursday that the show's deeply despised "Geek Chorus" -- a group of nerds who fanfic the ludicrous story as it rolls along -- have been fired...

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Spider-Man Musical Sidelines Another Actor with Neck Injury


Another innocent Broadway actor was seriously injured in a performance of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the New York Times reported. T.V. Carpio will spend the next two weeks recovering from what sources say is a neck injury sustained during a March 16 preview performance of the savagely dangerous musical based on the Marvel Comics superhero...

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Julie Taymor to Leave ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ Musical


Director Julie Taymor will leave Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, according to New York City's NY1. If that weren't traumatic enough for the hopelessly beleaguered Broadway musical based on the Marvel superhero, sources indicated that the show will now open in June, rather than next Tuesday (which will scuttle the production's chances for a 2011 Tony Award that it probably had little chance of winning anyway)...

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‘Spider-Man’ May ‘Turn Off’ Director Julie Taymor


Following months of comprehensive coverage of every delay, financial setback, woeful critical review and cast-maiming, it is with an overwhelming sense of inevitability that we must inform you that Julie Taymor, the director of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, is presently in discussions with producers that may conclude with her ejection from the endlessly screwed up Broadway musical that still has yet to officially open...

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Greg Horn to Illustrate for ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ Program


For the past several months the only constant for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has seemed to be misfortune and/or change, but at least one new element of the $65+ million Broadway show has been locked in...

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