SPIDER-MAN Musical Producers Urge Public To Ignore Early Reviews!

By on 9 February, 2011

Producers behind Broadway’s cursed SPIDER-MAN musical have urged theatre fans to ignore scathing early reviews of the troubled show and reserve judgment until the play officially opens next month!

Director Julie Taymor‘s ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark‘ has suffered from numerous technical hitches and on-set accidents since previews began late last year (2010), prompting bosses behind the show to alter the story ending and push back the big launch until 15 March 2011.

However many theatre critics broke with Broadway tradition on Tuesday 8th February 2011 and published fresh reviews from last weekend’s (5th-6th February 2011) productions, which were still riddled with errors!

A critic for the New York Times branded the play as “sheer ineptitude”, while the Washington Post‘s reviewer dismissed it as “a shrill, insipid mess”. A New York magazine reporter suggested the show is “underbaked, terrifying, confusing”.

Even ‘GLEE star Chris Colfer, who attended Sunday’s (6th February 2011) performance, admits he had to chuckle when web-slinging actor Reeve Carney was left dangling above bewildered audience members.

He says:

“Nothing happened until the very end, when his (Carney’s) harness got stuck, so he was just hanging there like a pinata. I just kind of, you know, point and laugh.”

Getting the negative picture?

Time for Rick Miramontez, a spokesman for the musical, to swoop in and save the day! He’s desperately calling on theatre experts and fans alike to wait before writing off the play altogether.

He says:

“This pile-on by critics is a huge disappointment. Changes are still being made and any review that runs before the show is frozen and is totally invalid.”

The whopping $65 million (£43 million) show features a score composed by U2 rockers Bono and The Edge.

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