‘Spider-Man’ Finally Previews On Broadway

November 29th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
souderNew York, Nov 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) After months of speculation and skyrocketing anticipation, the curtains in the Broadway version of ‘Spiderman’ came off on Sunday when its first preview performance was held at the New York’s Foxwoods Theatre. With reports claiming that a whopping $65 million being spent on the Broadway musical version “Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark,” the extensive hype and excitement among the theater-goers was not difficult to understand. The huge anticipation that Broadway edition of ‘Spider-Man’ has been successful in creating could be easily comprehended from the fact that thousands of paying guests turned for the musical on Sunday evening along with a huge array of journalists.

Despite the huge turnout and the ardent efforts of the producers to ensure that the preview performance of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” takes place without any glitches, last night edition of the musical could hardly be called picture perfect. After the show began, it had be stopped for about five minutes in between the acts to take care of few technical troubles. While large number of audiences felt that the Act I ended rather prematurely, the following Act had to be at the receiving end of a catcall while a midperformance pause was on.

“Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” has been successful in seizing huge media attention over the years mostly for the huge amount of money that has gone into it as well as the host of celebrities associated with its making. U2’s Bono and the Edge came together to create the musical about nine years ago while later Tony Award winning director Julie Taymor was signed on.

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