Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark

Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark is the most expensive Broadway musical every produced. It was plagued with performer injuries and the opening was delayed numerous times. The first round of previews received really bad reviews. Production was shut down, the script was revamped and the show is once again in previews at the Foxwood Theater with grand opening scheduled for June 14.

Although it’s often described as a rock musical, the production treads new grounds because it combines elements of rock and roll, circus, opera, and musical theater. The production is the most technically complex show ever on Broadway, with 27 aerial sequences of characters flying and engaging in aerial combat. In addition to the high-flying stunts, there’s a multitude of moving set pieces that put the audience in the middle of the action, and enough projections onto giant screens that it’s like a three-dimensional graphic novel.

I never saw the original Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark preview but if this current preview is any indication, the grand opening is going to blow everyone away. We were seated three rows from the front stage. This allowed for a super closeup view of the performance. So close, that we can see the performers split when they sing.

I was totally blown away Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark. While the stage may have not been as technically advanced as the Phantom of the Opera in Las Vegas (they created a custom theater just for the show), Spider-Man offers a lot of high flying stunts and very compelling story. I highly recommend catching it when you’re in New York.

Spider-Man Turn off the dark

Spider-Man Turn off the dark

Spider-Man Turn off the dark

Spider-Man Turn off the dark

Interesting Fact About Spiders

In the 1960s, Dr. Peter Witt gave spiders various kinds of drugs and alcohol to observe the effects on their webs. The results, shown in this Environment Canada Wildlife Service video, were pretty interesting.


28 thoughts on “Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark”

  1. fazal mayar says:

    i like spiderman… that looked like fun

    1. PPC Ian says:

      John,
      Looks like a great time! Thanks for sharing. Go Spiderman!
      Best,
      Ian

    2. Thankfully no one crashed and burned i trust?

  2. With Broadway tickets being so expensive, i don’t know how many people are going to be able to afford the show.

    The elite Broadway audience won’t see it. Average parents can’t afford it.
    And little kids will be scared.

    I don’t think it will share the same fate as Lion King or Beauty and the Beast.

    Also, It won’t be out in time for Tonys.

    I’m glad you had a good time though.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      How much does the show cost for an “average” seat?

      1. John Chow says:

        The cheap seats start at $65. The top eat seats we were in were $145 each.

        1. Make Money says:

          A little rich for my blood, granted I’m not big on shows of that nature….

        2. PPC Ian says:

          Cool, thanks John for the info!

        3. Jayrweblog says:

          It was quit expensive, haha.

  3. Joe says:

    I have been following this for a while, every week someone was getting injured or leaving the performance for other reasons. For a while it sounded like it would never come together and it was just too ambitious of a project. I’m glad it sounds like they have finally worked out all the issues though, hope it does well.

    1. John Chow says:

      Fortunately, no one got hurt during the performance. However, with the amount of flying around, I can see how it could happen easily.

      1. They had someone at the American Idol finale and it looked pretty easy to get hurt with that contraption.

  4. jude says:

    go go go spideee Looks so great! Thanks for sharing.

  5. fas says:

    With great power does come great responsibility.

  6. Alexis says:

    Is it not too dangerous? It looks like great entertainment though.

  7. Does look a little dangerous, guess that’s what makes it exciting. Cool stuff John, always like seeing some of the non-business activities you’re up to — reminds me that there’s more to life than being buried behind my laptop 😉

    Best,

    Brad

  8. Tom says:

    I’m a big Spidey fan! Would love to go see the show.

  9. Kevin Kimes says:

    John, did they actually fly over the audience during the show, as in the promo video?

    Did you have to sign a waiver to get in? 🙂

    1. John Chow says:

      Yes, they flew over the audience. No waiver to sign. lol

  10. Kevin Kimes says:

    That 2nd video is good as a public service announcement. Don’t be the crackspider’s b***h!

    1. Kevin Kimes says:

      Is nobody watching the 2nd video? That was the best part of the post!

      1. Louie Sison says:

        I did! It was hilarious. lol 😛

  11. Jayrweblog says:

    How I really feel excited reading your post John, I love spiderman so much.

  12. Louie Sison says:

    Great power comes great responsibility – John Chow

  13. Wow Amazing fact about Spiders,really great work done by you John..

  14. Mind blowing post,looks like a great time!!
    I would like to appreciate to you and Spider man too…….

  15. great post about spider i have just seen only in spider man movie

  16. John you are looking so dashing………

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