With its opening date further pushed back as the months go by, “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” is pretty much like its web slinging protagonist – blanketed by bad publicity, troubled with financial setbacks, and with characters stretched thin to the point of being injured or even dropping out of the show. Still, the musical promises to formally open in Broadway’s Foxwoods Theatre, this time on June 14th, amidst the constant revisions, controversy, and all its troubles. Summer sure is going to be sticky and all heated up with Peter Parker changing the landscape of musicals with the show’s high flying stunts and daredevil aerial swings, a first and a must-see in Broadway.
Helmed by Tony Award winning director Julie Taymour, this revolutionary musical combines the best elements from Stan Lee’s vast ‘Spider-Man’ comic archive and then some, thanks to Taymour, Glen Berger and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s clever and genius writing. Whether or not you are a fan of the Marvel comic series, you’ll be amazed with the old and new villains Spidey has to beat to protect New York City, the spectacular scoring and lyrics from U2’s Bono and The Edge, and the awesome and exhilarating aerial and stage effects made possible by a team of experts including Cirque du Soleil’s Jacque Paquin.