Spider-Man: The Musical, music by U2

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That's because they've switched to an all-Nerf cast.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Took in $1.5 M last week, 3rd to The Lion King and Wicked.

http://broadwayworld.com/grosses.cfm

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

sad that a stupid show like Wicked continues to rake in the green

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 22:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

si sad. Met the drummer once, lives in my neighborhood, seemed like a pretty nice guy

An Outcast From Time's Feast (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 27 October 2011 02:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

i thought this bump was going to be about south park. i didn't know there was a spiderman musical until 10 minutes ago.

billstevejim, Thursday, 27 October 2011 03:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

But of course.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 8 November 2011 23:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

just set a single-week Broadway record for gro$$es and asses in seats.

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-04/-spider-man-sets-broadway-record-with-2-9-million-box-office.html

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 13:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Its success feels similar to that of "Avatar," just this sort of gormless achievement. It's like citing the longevity of Twinkies or whatever. At a certain point you just have to throw up your hands and sigh.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 15:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

pretty sure that's the end of act 2

walking liquidity crisis (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 5 January 2012 05:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Its success feels similar to that of "Avatar," just this sort of gormless achievement. It's like citing the longevity of Twinkies or whatever. At a certain point you just have to throw up your hands and sigh.

― Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, January 4, 2012 3:05 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

man i hate to be prick but this is the kind of glib nonsense that us real people hate you city folk for.

latebloomer, Thursday, 5 January 2012 08:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

spiderman fucking means something to these people. yet you mock them for it.

latebloomer, Thursday, 5 January 2012 08:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

just GTFO with your godless twinkie talk and say something meaningful

latebloomer, Thursday, 5 January 2012 08:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

latebloomer, are you ... Spider-Man?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 5 January 2012 13:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Or Glenn Beck?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 5 January 2012 13:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

*tears up*

latebloomer, Friday, 6 January 2012 01:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

mmmmm, twinkies

curmudgeon, Friday, 6 January 2012 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Taymor refused to develop a musical that followed the original, family-friendly Spider-Man story, which was depicted in the Marvel comic books and the hugely successful motion picture trilogy based on them. Instead, Taymor, who admits that she was not a fan of the Spider-Man story prior to her involvement with the musical, insisted on developing a dark, disjointed and hallucinogenic musical involving suicide, sex and death."

http://www.nme.com/news/u2/61500

piscesx, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

And dangerous falls and stunts.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm as amazed that they wanted a musical based on 'the hugely succesful motion picture trilogy' of Spiderman as i am by the fact that the director wasn't a Spiderman fan. to say nothing of her only being fired after the previews, if the entire story she was telling wasn't what they wanted!

piscesx, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

TWO Tony nominations!

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 13:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

:/

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

is that a lot? not being sarky. i'm assuming it's surprising they got any?

piscesx, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah two technical noms - that's like Alice In Wonderland getting Best Visual Effects at the Oscars

da croupier, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Best Scenic Design Of A Musical" and "Best Costume Design Of A Musical" - hey, two of the parts Julie Taymor is suing over

da croupier, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

are the TONYs about as respected as the Oscars or way less or more respected? you know how say the Oscars are considered to get it wrong a lot of the time etc?

piscesx, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

the TONYs cover a far, far smaller realm of potential nominees than any of the other big awards. Instead of an entire medium, it covers a multi-block radius, so getting it "wrong" in the nomination pool is tough.

da croupier, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha, it's up against "Once," "Ghost" and "Newsies" for Scenic

da croupier, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Would like to see a version of "Once" with a superhero busker.

caro's johnson (Eazy), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

considering Once has rave reviews and the other three noms for "costume" (Follies, Porgy & Bess, that Matthew Broderick Gershwin thing) all have more than a shred of appreciation, it seems unlikely anyone from Spidey will be approaching the stage - or more likely having their name said in a scroll of "other awards given".

da croupier, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

this was actually a massive snub; not getting a nom for best musical especially when Leap of Faith got one is a major fuck you to the whole produciton

"in this super-sexy postracial age" (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

it seems unlikely anyone from Spidey will be approaching the stage - or more likely having their name said in a scroll of "other awards given"

But Andrew Garfield is nominated for best supporting actor in a drama, so the movie Spidey winning an award is a possibility.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

considering how well the musical is doing, it's pretty possible they'll find a way to shoehorn a spot for spidey in the festivities since the tonys are still a big national ad for Broadway. Or maybe they'll just show a lot of ads.

da croupier, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

considering the recent spurt of musicals based on ridiculous early '90s movies, i'm shocked they haven't announced an adaptation of Swing Kids yet.

da croupier, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

i predict a "Swingers" musical within the decade

"in this super-sexy postracial age" (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

considering the recent spurt of musicals based on ridiculous early '90s movies, i'm shocked they haven't announced an adaptation of Swing Kids yet.

Add on Velvet Goldmine and there could be a whole Christian Bale based musical genre.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 18:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

is there an American Psycho musical yet

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

That would be so fun! There definitely should be.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Do you like Phil Collins?
His songs are the shit.
Ensemble playing's great.
Sussidio, a favorite hit!"

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Duncan described the musical as "The American Psycho score is, so far, completely electronic. Prophet 5, Moog, various drum machines. Imagine Depeche Mode as the pit band!" on his Twitter feed.

it's good to know the composer for the American Psycho musical has no fucking clue about the source material

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yes, that gives me a sad. They should have got Phil Collins.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 20:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbh I think Duncan Sheik is incapable of giving anything but a sad

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

C#
I have run
G#
I have crawled
G#
I have scaled these city walls
F#
These city walls
C#
Only to be with you

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

40 blocks further uptown on Thanksgiving Eve, title becomes Spider-Man, You Don't Have to Put On the Red Light

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 24 November 2012 06:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

11 months pass...

The $75 million Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” the most expensive theatrical production in history, will close in early January after months of declining ticket sales, one of the lead producers said on Monday night. A somewhat revamped version of the show is being planned for Las Vegas in 2015, according to the producer, Jeremiah J. Harris.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 19 November 2013 16:01 (11 months ago) Permalink

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/19/nyregion/spider-man-to-shut-on-broadway.html

Incredible:

The new Australian musical “King Kong” has been considering a move to the Foxwoods after “Spider-Man” closes, but no official plans are in place. The Foxwoods is expected to undergo some renovations before its next tenant moves in.

!?!??!

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 19 November 2013 16:03 (11 months ago) Permalink

A great bit:

Like many producers on struggling shows, Mr. Cohl made attempts through the summer and fall to recruit star names in hopes of reviving ticket sales — in the case of “Spider-Man,” talking to the rock musicians Alice Cooper and Gene Simmons about playing the villainous Green Goblin.

“We got fairly far along with Gene, but there just wasn’t time to get him into the show quickly enough to make a difference,” said Mr. Cohl, who knew both musicians from his years as a rock concert promoter.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 20 November 2013 20:25 (11 months ago) Permalink

longest-running $60 million flop ever

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Friday, 22 November 2013 03:30 (11 months ago) Permalink

(that is 60 in the red)

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Friday, 22 November 2013 03:30 (11 months ago) Permalink


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