The rock musical production, “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” is based on Marvel comics, where the super hero comes to life on stage. This musical is based on a spider-man comic by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and book by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger. With music and lyrics by U2′s Bono and The Edge, there is no doubt this show will go down in Broadway history as one of the most popular, despite its rocky start just a few short months ago. In spite of various controversies over the dangerous stunts and negative publicity surrounding the show, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is still receiving rave reviews from many theatre critics.
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark musical opens up to a world of super heroes, with a central character who saves the world with his ability to climb buildings, he also exhibit super strength and spins magnificent webs and swinging on them. The transformation to Spider-Man takes place when a geeky youngster Peter Parker is bitten by a mysterious genetically transformed spider, and the evolution to super hero begins. As Parker discovers his many incredible powers, he also finds himself facing off against some of the most threatening enemies ever created, including Green Goblin and mythological Arachne. Along with his fight to save the world from evil foes he also shares some romantic moments with Mary Jane.
Now that the Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark production is in full swing at the Foxwoods Theatre, this show is scheduled to run throughout this year, with many performance dates to select from. Apart from the storyline, the stunts included into the show were considered extremely dangerous, and a number of injuries were reported by actors while rehearsing for the production.
This show received much more publicity than an average Broadway show before it actually went on sale at venues. This production is considered as the most expensive production and has the longest preview period in Broadway history, which raised expectations for the musical by exponentially. The initial preview of the show was panned by theatre critics, and it took the production staff a major overhaul in order to bring the production in line with expectations of the theatre crowd.
The official opening of this show was postponed several times, though it began its performances in 2010. The show finally released after its revival in 2011, with best visual effects and excellent score. This show was nominated for many prestigious awards including Tony Award and Drama Desk Award. Watch this show by purchasing Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets.
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