History Theatre / SpiderManTurnOffTheDark

22nd Oct '16 9:52:05 AM dsneybuf
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''Franchise/SpiderMan: Turn Off the Dark'' is a 2010 Broadway musical based on the Creator/MarvelComics superhero. Directed by Julie Taymor (director of the Broadway version of ''Disney/TheLionKing'') with the score and lyrics by Bono and the Edge of Music/{{U2}}. As of this writing, it is the single most expensive Broadway musical ever produced, costing about seventy-five million dollars. [[note]] The average budget for a Broadway show is about $2-10 million. ''TOTD'' would've had to play to nothing but packed houses for two years straight just to break even. [[/note]]

The musical is best known for its very, ''very'' TroubledProduction. Several actors were injured during rehearsals and the preview period, falling while performing the show's elaborate aerial stunts, causing many to joke that it should have been called ''Spider-Man: Notify Next of Kin''. The script underwent {{Retool}}ing more than once, and Julie Taymor was [[CreatorKiller fired]], during this time. The whopping one hundred and eighty-two performances before the show officially debuted was the longest preview period in Broadway history. This production closed in January 2014; while it looks to be one of the biggest flops in Broadway history with its backers looking at losses of $60 million, the producers intend to stage it elsewhere in years to come.

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''Franchise/SpiderMan: Turn Off the Dark'' is a 2010 Broadway musical based on the Creator/MarvelComics superhero. Directed by Julie Taymor (director of the Broadway version of ''Disney/TheLionKing'') with the score and lyrics by Bono and the Edge of Music/{{U2}}. As of this writing, it is the single most expensive Broadway musical ever produced, costing about seventy-five million dollars. [[note]] The average budget for a Broadway show is about $2-10 million. ''TOTD'' would've had to play to nothing but packed houses for two years straight just to break even. [[/note]]

The musical is best known for its very, ''very'' TroubledProduction. Several actors were injured during rehearsals and the preview period, falling while performing the show's elaborate aerial stunts, causing many to joke that it should have been called ''Spider-Man: Notify Next of Kin''. The script underwent {{Retool}}ing more than once, and Julie Taymor was [[CreatorKiller fired]], during this time. The whopping one hundred and eighty-two performances performances, spanning 2010-2011, before the show officially debuted was the longest preview period in Broadway history. This production closed in January 2014; while it looks to be one of the biggest flops in Broadway history with its backers looking at losses of $60 million, the producers intend to stage it elsewhere in years to come.
21st Oct '16 10:11:48 PM dsneybuf
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''Franchise/SpiderMan: Turn Off the Dark'' is a Broadway musical based on the Creator/MarvelComics superhero. Directed by Julie Taymor (director of the Broadway version of ''Disney/TheLionKing'') with the score and lyrics by Bono and the Edge of Music/{{U2}}. As of this writing, it is the single most expensive Broadway musical ever produced, costing about seventy-five million dollars. [[note]] The average budget for a Broadway show is about $2-10 million. ''TOTD'' would've had to play to nothing but packed houses for two years straight just to break even. [[/note]]

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''Franchise/SpiderMan: Turn Off the Dark'' is a 2010 Broadway musical based on the Creator/MarvelComics superhero. Directed by Julie Taymor (director of the Broadway version of ''Disney/TheLionKing'') with the score and lyrics by Bono and the Edge of Music/{{U2}}. As of this writing, it is the single most expensive Broadway musical ever produced, costing about seventy-five million dollars. [[note]] The average budget for a Broadway show is about $2-10 million. ''TOTD'' would've had to play to nothing but packed houses for two years straight just to break even. [[/note]]
13th Oct '16 11:21:16 PM JeddtheJedi
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* AdaptedOut: Harry Osbourn.

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* AdaptedOut: Harry Osbourn.Osborn.
8th Sep '16 3:42:32 PM N8han11
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* LegoGenetics: This seems to be the cornerstone of Osborn's research, and is the basis for the CrowdSong "DIY World".

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* LegoGenetics: LegoGenetics:
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This seems to be the cornerstone of Osborn's research, and is the basis for the CrowdSong "DIY World".



*** Forget her. What the hell did he use to make Carnage!? Play-Doh spiders? [[SpiderManShatteredDimensions Malevolent spaghetti?]]



** [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Mad Scientist's]] [[HotScientist Beautiful Wife]]: Emily [[HappilyMarried loves Norman deeply]], but worries that his obsession with proving his theories correct is causing him to lose his mind.
* MediumAwareness: The Green Goblin mocks one of Peter's songs in Version 1.0.
** He also directs a few comments at the audience in the current version.

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** [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Mad Scientist's]] [[HotScientist Beautiful Wife]]: Emily [[HappilyMarried loves Norman deeply]], but worries that his obsession with proving his theories correct is causing him to lose his mind.
* MediumAwareness: The Green Goblin mocks one of Peter's songs in Version 1.0. \n** He also directs a few comments at the audience in the current version.
21st Apr '16 2:26:01 PM SantosLHalper
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** Swiss Miss was thrown in by Miss Arrow because said "Geek Chorus" member thought she sounded cool.



* CanonForeigner: Swiss Miss.
** And note how she even makes no sense in-universe. Green Goblin's minions are all people he mutated by splicing their DNA. So...she has knife DNA?
*** It's because she's part of TheArtifact. In the original, she was thrown in by Miss Arrow because said "Geek Chorus" member thought she sounded cool.
16th Mar '16 9:38:36 PM Arawn999
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* AxCrazy: The Goblin, natch.

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* AxCrazy: The Goblin, natch. Carnage is stated to have murdered his grandmother and tortured his mother's dog when introduced in "A Freak Like Me Needs Company".
7th Aug '15 11:37:05 AM Mujaki
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Added DiffLines:

* IncomingHam: This little gem from the top of Act Two...
-->'''Green Goblin''': Come on New York City! Let's get your ''freak on!''
9th Jun '15 1:47:49 PM BadSplice
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''Franchise/SpiderMan: Turn Off the Dark'' is a Broadway musical based on the Creator/MarvelComics superhero. Directed by Julie Taymor (director of the Broadway version of ''Disney/TheLionKing'') with the score and lyrics by Bono and the Edge of Music/{{U2}}. As of this writing, it is the single most expensive Broadway musical ever produced, costing about seventy-five million dollars. [[note]] The average budget for a Broadway show is about $2-10 million. ''TOTD'' would've had to have played to nothing but packed houses for two years straight just to break even. [[/note]]

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''Franchise/SpiderMan: Turn Off the Dark'' is a Broadway musical based on the Creator/MarvelComics superhero. Directed by Julie Taymor (director of the Broadway version of ''Disney/TheLionKing'') with the score and lyrics by Bono and the Edge of Music/{{U2}}. As of this writing, it is the single most expensive Broadway musical ever produced, costing about seventy-five million dollars. [[note]] The average budget for a Broadway show is about $2-10 million. ''TOTD'' would've had to have played play to nothing but packed houses for two years straight just to break even. [[/note]]
9th Jun '15 1:46:49 PM BadSplice
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''Franchise/SpiderMan: Turn Off the Dark'' is a Broadway musical based on the Creator/MarvelComics superhero. Directed by Julie Taymor (director of the Broadway version of ''Disney/TheLionKing'') with the score and lyrics by Bono and the Edge of Music/{{U2}}. As of this writing, it is the single most expensive Broadway musical ever produced, costing about seventy-five million dollars.

The musical is best known for its very, very TroubledProduction. Several actors were injured during rehearsals and the preview period, falling while performing the show's elaborate aerial stunts, causing many to joke that it should have been called ''Spider-Man: Notify Next of Kin''. The script underwent {{Retool}}ing more than once, and Julie Taymor was [[CreatorKiller fired]], during this time. The whopping one hundred and eighty-two performances before the show officially debuted was the longest preview period in Broadway history. This production closed in January 2014; while it looks to be one of the biggest flops in Broadway history with its backers looking at losses of $60 million, the producers intend to stage it elsewhere in years to come.

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''Franchise/SpiderMan: Turn Off the Dark'' is a Broadway musical based on the Creator/MarvelComics superhero. Directed by Julie Taymor (director of the Broadway version of ''Disney/TheLionKing'') with the score and lyrics by Bono and the Edge of Music/{{U2}}. As of this writing, it is the single most expensive Broadway musical ever produced, costing about seventy-five million dollars. \n\n [[note]] The average budget for a Broadway show is about $2-10 million. ''TOTD'' would've had to have played to nothing but packed houses for two years straight just to break even. [[/note]]

The musical is best known for its very, very ''very'' TroubledProduction. Several actors were injured during rehearsals and the preview period, falling while performing the show's elaborate aerial stunts, causing many to joke that it should have been called ''Spider-Man: Notify Next of Kin''. The script underwent {{Retool}}ing more than once, and Julie Taymor was [[CreatorKiller fired]], during this time. The whopping one hundred and eighty-two performances before the show officially debuted was the longest preview period in Broadway history. This production closed in January 2014; while it looks to be one of the biggest flops in Broadway history with its backers looking at losses of $60 million, the producers intend to stage it elsewhere in years to come.
4th May '15 11:20:05 AM nombretomado
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Storywise, the final product is largely based on the first two Creator/SamRaimi [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy films]], with the [[ClassicalMythology myth of Arachne]] and the ''ComicBook/MaximumCarnage'' [[VillainTeamUp story arc]] added into the mix.

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Storywise, the final product is largely based on the first two Creator/SamRaimi [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy films]], with the [[ClassicalMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology myth of Arachne]] and the ''ComicBook/MaximumCarnage'' [[VillainTeamUp story arc]] added into the mix.
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