Reviews Continue to Roll in Lauding “Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark” On the Heels of its Opening
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FOR RELEASE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
REVIEWS CONTINUE TO ROLL IN LAUDING
“SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark” ON THE HEELS OF ITS
HISTORIC STAR-STUDDED OPENING
New York, NY – Critics have weighed in on the most anticipated Broadway event of all time, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, and positive reviews are pouring in across a broad spectrum of media platforms. Among the countless press outlets praising the production in their reviews are USA Today, The Associated Press, New York Daily News, MTV, Access Hollywood, WOR Radio, Time Out New York, NY1 News, E! Online, Newsday, RollingStone.com, Back Stage, CBS Radio, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Irish Central, The London Daily Mail, Globe and Mail, Boston Herald, VH1, and massive numbers of “new media,” non-traditional, and international press outlets.
Opening night guest President Bill Clinton released his own review, via the following official statement: “What an amazing and historic night on Broadway. New York has never seen anything like SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark. And I am very proud of them for not giving up, it was fabulous.”
Below is a sampling of praise from reviews of SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark:
“The pundits said it couldn’t be done. SPIDER-MAN is now fantastic—in fact, sensational!
A spectacular for the ages!”
“The show we all hoped it would be!
A fun, high-flying adventure with New York City’s favorite web-slinger.”
“Spidey soars! Clearly worth the wait! Spidey has found his heart. The score hits you too: it's classic U2, chock full of The Edge's signature guitar work. There's more flying than ever — And you can't help but feel a thrill as Spider-Man and the Goblin battle it out just a few dozen feet above your head! Tuesday night's show received an 11-minute standing ovation!”
“This is the audience experience show to end all audience shows and nothing should deter its commercial success. SPIDER-MAN is the high-flying show to take your kids to!”
“A visual feast! Unquestionably spectacular!”
“I went out humming one of the tunes. When was the last time that happened?”
“Plenty of breathtaking moments. Stand-out numbers. Thrilling high-flying acrobatics.”
Delivers good old-fashioned thrills, especially since there’s not a bad seat in the house.”
“The show’s sheer visual dynamism is staggering.”
-The Wall Street Journal
“Plenty of how’d-they-do-that moments.”
“The Bono-Edge score really rocks!”
“Dazzling sequences unprecedented on Broadway! Pure stage magic.”
-The Hollywood Reporter
“An exciting web of wonder! Was it worth the wait? Definitely!”
“Dazzling and awesome.”
-The Daily News
“SPIDER-MAN looks amazing! A feast for the eyes.”
“This extravaganza soars!”
“Dazzling and dizzying. Ingenious. Visually stunning.”
“A remarkable achievement. Moments of beauty and genuine invention.”
“SPIDER-MAN has taken a quantum leap. All for fun, a live-on-stage comic book, pure and simple.”
-The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Entertaining—vastly entertaining! The biggest, fattest musical of all time. Truly spectacular! To put it mildly, I’ve never seen anything like it, in a Broadway house or anywhere else. Combines elements of conventional Broadway musicals, theme-park rides and Cirque du Soleil razzle-dazzle. Dos things in a theater that nobody had ever attempted. Brilliant scenic design, mind-blowing costumes. Some of the most effective songs I’ve ever encountered in a rock musical.”
-The Kansas City Star
“SPIDER-MAN was always visually stunning, but now I care about nerdy Peter Parker and the girl of his dreams. The onstage chemistry between Reeve Carney and Jennifer Damiano is electric!”
-London Daily Mail
“Spectacular and thrilling.”
-The Village Voice
“Stunning aerials and soaring songs. Showmanship at its best.”
“Flawlessly executed. All of the spectacle and wonder that you would expect from a $70 million Broadway production. Reeve Carney is a fantastic Peter Parker.”
“A genre-busting, live action extravaganza, a musical theater rock concert film, a boundary-pushing collage of unruly elements that’s unlike anything that Broadway has ever staged or witnessed before. It’s also really good! Good, wholesome, swash-buckling fun. It is also, occasionally, jaw-droppingly beautiful, thanks to the soaring music and the dazzling theatrical magic. Expect to be knocked out by the staggering scale of the thing. You will have your mind blown when you see what actually happens. Dream sequences so gorgeous they melt your heart. I defy you to remain unmoved. Do yourself a favor. Get in touch with your inner kid, go and see SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark and prepare to be amazed.”
“SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is a whopping good time from start to finish, a wowie-zowie entertainment that whooshes over you – quite literally – with charm and considerable ease. Music from SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is a supreme triumph of daring. Superheroes and mere mortals alike will be humming along for years to come.”
“It is the most extraordinary, magical, groundbreaking theatrical design that you will ever see and the most complex show in Broadway history.”
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Produced by Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark features creative consultation by Philip William McKinley (The Boy From Oz), original direction by Tony® Award-winner Julie Taymor (The Lion King, Across The Universe, Frida), music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge, and book co-written by Taymor, Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Fantastic Four and Spider-Man comics, “Big Love”). The cast is led by Reeve Carney as ‘Peter Parker/Spider-Man,’ Tony® Award nominee Jennifer Damiano as ‘Mary Jane Watson,’ T.V. Carpio as “Arachne,” Patrick Page as ‘Norman Osborn/Green Goblin.’
Tickets for SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark are priced from $67.50 – $140.00 for all performances and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by calling (877) 250-2929. Tickets are also available at the Foxwoods Theatre box office, which is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark now plays the following performance schedule: Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Syfy, the premier cable destination for imagination-based entertainment, is a lead media partner for SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark.
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