SpiderMan or UninSpiderMan ?

SpiderMan or UninSpiderMan ? |  Broadway, New York City, United States | What happens when a COMIC classic goes to literally the Dark or blackout, as how they put it during the show ? I think that SpiderMan got trapped into the spiderwebs of their own production. OMG sorry for all of those fans of SpiderMan out there, but I would have to say it has been one of the longest, dullest and most disappointing show I have seen in my life. SpiderMan Turn off the Dark, Directed by Julie Taymor (The Lion King), with songs by U2‘s Bono and The Edge, is still trying to solve many glitches of the show before they open officially next February 07 2011.
I was invited to a preview of the show last night at FOXWOODS Theater in Broadway. I usually refrain from doing bad reviews, I just rather let it go and not even mention them, but here the thing is that, they are focusing so much in the technical issues and setbacks of the show, such as the onstage accident of Christopher Tierney due to a harness malfunction, and Natalie Mendoza (role of Arachney) dropping the show for good after suffering a concussion backstage during the first preview, that they are not paying any attention to the story flow and the fact that second half of the first act and the entire second act is just BORING !!!!.
Song after song, you don’t know if you are in an U2 televised concert or at a Broadway show. To me it look like a school project play, with, and I have to give them this since I was blown away by it… AMAZING scenography by George Tsypin, that perfectly mimics the MARBEL style and esthetics. There is a 15 minutes intermission, where the comments among the attendees were not flattering at all… But hey don’t go yet, because if you made it trough the first act, through the nonsense of the villains fashion show and the story telling by this four young boys that completely confuse you, get ready for the second act which is even more boring and confusing.
What are your main expectations when coming to see Spider-Man Turn off the Dark the multimillion Broadway play. ? FIRST To see SpiderMan fly all over the stage and on top of the audience right.? Well you will see some of that…. not yet choreographed to perfection, or something you have not seen before in a live Rock concert… but indeed interesting and eye catching. SECOND to be amazed by the his spiderwebs all over coming out of his hands, well you won’t see ANY of that, except from the cheap confetti they use in the first act. SpiderMan is upstaged in two occasions by the stage presence and singing of the villainess Arachney (by TV Carpio ), especially in one of the most beautiful parts ” Rise Above ” where she comes to Peter Parker‘s dreams to claim his love and loyalty.
At least this was my impression of the show, and I invite you to come and judge on your own, after all I am not an expert Theater Critic, I am just another viewer.  CM

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