Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the most expensive Broadway musical ever produced, has been proving over and over that bigger isn’t necessarily better. The show, in the works for years, features original music by Bono and The Edge of U2, has been plagues with spits and starts due to financing. Finally after getting all the money sorted out, Spider-Man started previews this week only to be faced with a slew of technical mishaps that left its stars awkwardly hanging in the air above the audience at multiple points during the show.
All the technical problems caused the show to run nearly 5 hours and the audience was underwhelmed to say the least. It looks like they were relying on the effects quite a bit as reports are the show’s story and music are completely stale.