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Original Version Of Spider-Man Musical Swings On 42nd St For The Last Time

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An end to a era, but hopefully the next chapter will be better than the last.

It's been a grueling few months for the cast, crew and creators of Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark. The $65 million musical has found most of its cast in the hospital, its director without a job and its reviews scathing to say the least. With time not on their side, producers have planned a major overhaul of the "historic" show creatively and are hoping to get it back on its feet next month.

So this weekend, the original version of the show, imagined by director Julie Taymor and her team, will take its final bow swing. After that, the show will go on a three-week hiatus to implement all the new changes.

We're sure this is for the best, but then again, what other choice do they have really? Hopefully, whatever producers have up their sleeve will be profitable to them and still enticing for audiences.

Good luck with that!

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7 comments to “Original Version Of Spider-Man Musical Swings On 42nd St For The Last Time”



  1. 1

    This whole project seems like a big waste of money the way things are going. Imagine if all the money that was thrown at this project was actually put towards something productive like education….



  2. 2

    cut your losses and RUN……..
    .
    this show will need to run for eternity to make back the money it has lost SO FAR
    .
    looks like fragile super egos trying to save face, ain't gunna happen



  3. 3

    Somebody needs to erect a granite headstone for this one. Good Riddance!



  4. 4

    this show is making TABOO look like a winner
    at least Rosie and Boy George knew when to call it a day.
    ~~~~~
    get over yourself Bono it's a BOMB
    ~~~~~
    you can't do everything live that you can do in a movie, just won't happen
    maybe you'll quit when someone is seriously hurt but does that have to happen ?



  5. 5

    I have seen this show….I was so nervous the entire time knowing the history. Julie Taymor is brilliant and I think this became too much for this type of venue….U2 cannot save it….Oh well….I agree, the amount of $$ that went into this, could be given to the many poor or unemployed in the country….That is America for ya.



  6. 6

    I am very interested in how the show will look like. I hope it will be great! So much money wasted!



  7. 7

    So they are still going to pour cash down this money pit of a show. I swear it's like a comedic mockumentary on some unrealistic, unbelievably contrived fictional Broadway show. But this poop is for real.