The musical that made headlines in 2010 for injuries, technical mishaps, and director changes has risen above its problems and has found its home on the great white way. The show celebrated 1,000 performances at the Foxwoods Theatre on Wednesday.
Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark continues to fascinate Broadway newcomers and experienced theatre goers. The musical soars, sings, and even sprays a webbing of high tech theatrical production over the filled Foxwoods Theatre eight times a week.
For theatre-goers who are more familiar with Spiderman on Film then the comic books, the production takes a little time to adjust to the two dimensional setting. Watching the show is truly like stepping into a comic book. George Tsypin's tony nominated set is spellbinding. From comic book classrooms to several stunning visual interpretations of New York's iconic Chrysler building, the various settings help the story take flight.
While the awe-inspiring aerial work seems like it can steal the show, Spiderman has a solid score and book that does not take itself too seriously. Bono and The Edge have built a score with high energy pop songs interlaced with moving ballads. Young theatergoers are mesmerized by the manifestation of their favorite superhero, but U2 fans enjoy the familiar undertones of the guitar driven score.
Authorities are expected to release the results of autopsies on the two bodies recovered from the fiery crash that killed "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker and his friend.
"Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was killed by injuries from both the impact and subsequent fire when the Porsche his friend was driving smashed into a light pole and tree, according to an autopsy released Wednesday.