After all the crazy that has happened, Monday night the Wall Street Journal confirmed that Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark will be closing early January 2014. The $75-million production is not even close to recouping it’s initial investment but has taken in $203 million dollars since opening in 2011 according to The New York Times. Clearly all […]Read more "“Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark” is Flying into Las Vegas (Like it Should Be)"
Last week, I received a tweet from a friend, Jeffrey Miele saying this: “@abroadwaycritic any chance you were at the 1st preview of @SpideyOnBway? If so you’re quoted in #songofspidermam (pg 189)”. I tweeted him back and asked what it said, and lo and behold, it’s true — The Broadway Critic Blog was quoted in Chapter 11 […]Read more "The Broadway Critic Blog Quoted in “Song of Spider-man”"
For the first time, in over a year, Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark has grossed less than $1 million dollars. Hurricane Sandy is completely to blame for this, as many shows were dark for at least one performance (many for 2 or 3 performances). Spider-man: Turn Off the dark was dark two performances, and only played six […]Read more "“Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark” Dips Below $1 Million Weekly Gross"
It’s that time of year, when shows are starting rehearsal, full casts are being released and the Spring Broadway buzz is starting! It’s exciting! Last year I posted the 2011 Spring Broadway Posters and it started a lot of interesting commentary in the comments, on Twitter and Facebook. After 192 votes, Born Yesterday and Wonderland ended up being […]Read more "2012 Spring Broadway Posters – What’s Your Favorite?"
If you missed the the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade then here are the Broadway performances from this year’s parade. Newsies How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark Priscilla Queen of the Desert Sister Act Anything Goes Memphis What was your favorite performance? Vote here.Read more "Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2011: Broadway Performances"
In one week’s time, the legendary and already infamous Spider-man Turn Off the Dark starts previews again. This is after an already recording-breaking number of preview performances that started last November. (Can you believe that it was last November when this entire fiasco started?) A few things to note on their new flier: “RE-IMAGINED!” – Re-imagined […]Read more "Spider-man Turn Off the Dark Starts Previews Again in One Week"
Today, in the New York Times, Patrick Healy reports that Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark is shutting down for a few weeks for an overhaul. (Please God, let’s make sure that shoe number gets cut.) Here’s a snippet from the article: “The producers of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” are planning a significant overhaul of the […]Read more "“Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark” will be Dark for a Few Weeks"