Spider-Man Goes Dark

Friday, January 03, 2014

A shot from the Broadway show 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.' A shot from the Broadway show "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." (Photo by Jacob Cohl)

As the musical production plagued by injuries and lawsuits over creative control closes on Broadway, Glen Berger, playwright, co-writer of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," and the author of Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History (Simon & Schuster, 2013), looks back on where the creative process went wrong and listeners share their stories of spectacular failure, and rebounding.



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Comments [1]

Not a loss that the show is closing. In the never ending pursuit of pushing the envelope with special effects (beginning with the falling chandelier in Phantom and the helicopter scene in Miss Saigon), something has been lost in live theatre. Perhaps its time to pause and reflect on the story line and characters without the distraction of smoke and mirrors.

Jan. 03 2014 12:03 PM

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