Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

Theater , Musicals
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Photograph: Jacob Cohl
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

The woe-plagued, $75-million musical based on the Marvel superhero ends its long, strange journey (grisly injuries, Julie Taymor fired, 183 previews) as a moderately enjoyable show that is still a hotchpotch of rock, circus and romantic comedy. You care about Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson more, but the show is still dragged down by plot holes and a lumbering, bland score by Bono and the Edge.—David Cote

Discounted tickets are available through Time Out Offers until September 1, 2013.