Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark on Broadway

I’ve always been a theatre buff so when my mom mentioned she wanted to see Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark  on Broadway last night, I was more than thrilled.  Poor reviews  of  the  $65 million musical (still in previews) had me wondering – could it really be that bad?

The production quality overall was surreal. The set, the costumes, the visual effects and of course, the aerial stunts over the audience set the bar high for future Broadway shows.  Plus  I had an extra bonus sitting  behind  me – a woman who  screamed every time  an actor  soared  overhead (hysterical!).

Unfortunately, the plot and newly added characters  only led to pure confusion and several “huh?”  and “why?” moments.  The music?  Let’s just hope the  recently hired  musical consultant  can work  wonders.

Between  several  injuries and delayed openings, Spider-Man has been called the most controversial Broadway musical and  one giant  PR disaster.  However,  I’ll be the first to admit that the only reason I really wanted to see it was because it has become such a spectacle. So is it a PR disaster, or has all of the controversy just led to  an eagerness  to  purchase tickets?

I’ll let you decide.

images via newsinfilm.com

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