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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Break A Leg, Spidey (I Don't Mean That Literally)

Tonight, after many delays and, famously, injuries (as immortalized by the January 17, 2011 New Yorker cover at right by Barry Blitts) the multi-million dollar musical Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark at long last opened on Broadway. In honor of the show's opening today posted an excellent timeline that untangles the tangled web of creative personnel turnovers, escalating budgets, closings and previews, right through Sunday's Tony Awards and tonight's opening. Although I haven't seen this production, the obviously talented Reeve Carney isn't my idea of Peter Parker, though I feel the same way about Andrew Garfield, who is Spidey in the forthcoming new film—though I wouldn't be surprised to be proven wrong when (and if, in the case of the Broadway show) I see these actors in action in the role. (Disney fans, you do know that Disney paid $4 billion to buy...oh never mind, you all know that by now.)

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