Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

Lyric Theatre , Midtown West Thursday August 30 2012 19:30
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
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.


Venue name: Lyric Theatre
Address: 213 W 42nd St
New York

Cross street: between Seventh and Eighth Aves
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority; N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq
Price: $49.50–$147.50, premium $199–$399
Event phone: 877-250-2929
Event website: http://spidermanonbroadway.com
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