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

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

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

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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. Joining the U2 dadrockers was Reeve Carney, longtime star and survivor of the demons

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Revised Spider-Man Musical More Heroic, Less Nightmarish

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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

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

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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. Like those other atrocities, the disastrous Broadway m

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

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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

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Spider-Man Musical Sidelines Another Actor with Neck Injury

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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. Carpio, who plays the new villain Arcachne, is the fifth Turn Off t

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

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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 ne

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

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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.The incredibly sad yet compellingly hilari

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

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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. Prolific cover artist (and recent ESPN Magazine illustrator) Greg Horn will be providing illustrations for the

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