History Theatre / SpidermanTurnOffTheDark

4th Dec '17 2:28:31 AM CaptainTedium
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* SelfDeprecation: The Goblin at one point remarks ''"I'm a sixty-five million dollar circus tragedy..."'' in "A Freak Like Me Needs Company". The musical itself cost$65 million.

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* SelfDeprecation: The Goblin at one point remarks ''"I'm a sixty-five million dollar circus tragedy..."'' in "A Freak Like Me Needs Company". The musical itself cost$65 cost $65 million.
4th Dec '17 2:22:38 AM CaptainTedium
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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".

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* AxCrazy: The Goblin, natch.as to be expected, is insane and has violent tendencies. Carnage is stated to have murdered his grandmother and tortured his mother's dog when introduced in "A Freak Like Me Needs Company".



* BroughtDownToNormal: Peter, in Version 1.0.

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* BroughtDownToNormal: Peter, in Version 1.0.0, ends up losing his spider powers.



* CompositeCharacter: This Green Goblin is a cross between the Goblin and Dr. Octopus from the Creator/SamRaimi films.

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* CompositeCharacter: This Green Goblin is a cross between the Goblin (Norman Osborn driven insane by a lab accident) and Dr. Octopus (gains powers from a lab accident and has a wife who gets killed) from the Creator/SamRaimi films.



* DrivenToSuicide: Arachne, as per her myth. Arguably Peter in Version 1.0, where he jumps off a bridge after Mary Jane knowing he's powerless.

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* DrivenToSuicide: Arachne, as per her myth.myth, tried to take her own life. Arguably Peter in Version 1.0, where he jumps off a bridge after Mary Jane knowing he's powerless.



* FashionShow: The Sinister Six have one. No, really.
* GirlNextDoor: Mary Jane.

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* FashionShow: The Sinister Six have one. No, really.
are introduced as if the Green Goblin is hosting a fashion show.
* GirlNextDoor: Mary Jane.Jane is a nice girl and it is established that she and Peter knew each other since they were children.



* IHaveYourWife: Mary Jane, [[DamselInDistress as usual]]. Happened ''twice'' in Version 1.0.

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* IHaveYourWife: Mary Jane, [[DamselInDistress as usual]].usual]], gets kidnapped by the villain to rile up Spider-Man. Happened ''twice'' in Version 1.0.



* OneWingedAngel: The Goblin sprouts a pair of wings for the final confrontation atop the Chrysler Building.



* ScreenToStageAdaptation
* SelfDeprecation: ''"I'm a sixty-five million dollar circus tragedy..."''

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* ScreenToStageAdaptation
ScreenToStageAdaptation: The musical is loosely based on the first two films of the Sam Raimi trilogy.
* SelfDeprecation: The Goblin at one point remarks ''"I'm a sixty-five million dollar circus tragedy..."''"'' in "A Freak Like Me Needs Company". The musical itself cost$65 million.



* SpikesOfVillainy: The Goblin, Swiss Miss.
* SpiritAdvisor: Arachne.

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* SpikesOfVillainy: The Goblin, Goblin and Swiss Miss.
Miss are both villains with spikes all over themselves.
* SpiritAdvisor: Arachne.Arachne serves as a spirit advisor to Peter Parker.



* VillainSong: "A Freak Like Me Needs Company" and "I'll Take Manhattan", both by the Goblin.

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* VillainSong: "A Freak Like Me Needs Company" (sung while creating the Sinister Six) and "I'll Take Manhattan", Manhattan" (a piano solo where he challenges Spider-Man to confront him), both by the Goblin.



* WingPull: The Goblin sprouts a pair of wings for the final confrontation atop the Chrysler Building.



* WordSaladTitle

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* WordSaladTitleWordSaladTitle: There is no explanation given for the ''Turn Off the Dark'' subtitle.
3rd Dec '17 2:39:23 PM CaptainTedium
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* AdaptedOut: Harry Osborn.

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* AdaptationOriginConnection: Swarm, Kraven the Hunter, Carnage, Electro, and the Lizard, all villains with independent origins in the comics, were here mutants created by the Green Goblin to form the Sinister Six.
* AdaptedOut: Harry Osborn.Osborn doesn't exist in this continuity, as Norman and Emily are apparently childless.



* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Peter even has a song about it.

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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Peter even has a song about it.how everyone else picks on him.



* BigBad: Arachne in Version 1.0, the Green Goblin in 2.0.

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* BigBad: Arachne is the main antagonist in Version 1.0, the Green Goblin in 2.0.



* TheCameo: The villain Hammerhead briefly appears as a bank robber during Spider-Man's introduction.

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* TheCameo: The villain villains Kingpin and Hammerhead briefly appears appear as a bank robber robbers during Spider-Man's introduction.introduction.
* CanonForeigner: Swiss Miss was created for the musical.



* DramaticIrony: Mary Jane gets on Broadway, playing the girlfriend of TheFly.

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* DramaticIrony: Mary Jane gets on Broadway, playing the girlfriend of TheFly.Film/TheFly.



* EvilSoundsDeep: Green Goblin again.

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* EvilSoundsDeep: Green Goblin again.has a deep voice.



* MadScientist: Osborn. His own wife even refers to him as such.

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* MadScientist: Osborn.Osborn is a scientist bent on conquering the world through genetic experiments. His own wife even refers to him as such.
29th Apr '17 12:25:20 PM nombretomado
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* ToTheTuneOf: "Bouncing Off the Walls" sounds strikingly similar to [[SelfPlagiarism U2's "Vertigo,"]] at least according to WebOriginal/ToddInTheShadows.

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* ToTheTuneOf: "Bouncing Off the Walls" sounds strikingly similar to [[SelfPlagiarism U2's "Vertigo,"]] at least according to WebOriginal/ToddInTheShadows.WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows.
24th Apr '17 9:23:52 PM lalalei2001
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* AllJustADream: Act Two in the original script was all an illusion created by an angry Arachne up until its climax.

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* AllJustADream: Spider-Man's foes being resurrected and destroying the city in Act Two in the original script was all an illusion created by an angry Arachne up until its climax.
18th Apr '17 8:55:48 AM lalalei2001
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* FanFic: The original premise in version one was that the show was an in-universe fanfiction as written by the Geek Chorus.

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* FanFic: The original premise in version one was that the show was an in-universe fanfiction as written by the Geek Chorus. Arachne's furies later took over from them, writing the story on their own.


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* LoopholeAbuse: The long, ''long'', preview run led some to speculate that the producers were deliberately avoiding ever debuting the show, in order to exploit a tradition that theater critics won't issue reviews until after opening night. This eventually failed them, as the critics decided that was what they were doing and reviewed the previews.
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.
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