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Sting vs. U2

David Juskow | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment
David Juskow

Sting's new Broadway play The Last Ship opened this past Sunday. Sting is the most recent '80s rocker to indulge in the big bright lights of Broadway. The last folks to delve into it were U2 with Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark.

Aisle View: Rock 'em Sock 'em

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.13.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

It turns out that Rocky is better than the Spider-Man, by several notches in the proverbial heavyweight belt. The Cinderella story, such as it is, is durable; and the sure-to-be-much-talked-about staging of the climactic boxing match more or less delivers the punch of excitement required.

Theater: Taymor Spins Web Of Magic; A Promising "Lady In Red"

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Michael Giltz

It's just a fancy, but one can't help imagining that after the hellish experience of Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, director Julie Taymor has been waiting to exhale for quite some time. That release comes in a burst of creativity for this production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Aisle View: The New Group Attempts a Wacky Farce Musical Comedy

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.17.2013 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Wouldn't it be hysterical to mix the romantic world of Bollywood musicals of the 1950s with the farcical world of Marx Brothers-like comedies of the 1930s?

Julie Taymor Gets Serious On Charlie Rose

Posted 02.12.2013 | Arts

"I like to do things that haven't been done before," says theater, film, and opera director Julie Taymor in a recent interview with Charlie Rose. "I w...

It's Over For Ashley Greene And Reeve Carney

Posted 10.25.2012 | Celebrity

It's over for Ashley Greene and Reeve Carney. Us Weekly reports that the "Twilight" actress and the Broadway actor have gone their separate ways after...

Magic Johnson And Larry Bird On Broadway

Posted 01.07.2012 | Arts

Some of the most successful Broadway plays of the last season have also been some of the most unorthodox, what with Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark and S...

Spidey Senses: Star Always Turned On By Turn Off the Dark

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.19.2011 | Arts
Jon Chattman

Months removed from the last stunt mishap, and weeks after the question of "will it ever open" was finally laid to rest, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark star Reeve Carney can now focus on the work and nothing but the work.

Will Cirque's Irresistably Odd Escape Frighten Broadway?

Cara Joy David | Posted 09.05.2011 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

Traditionally Cirque shows have played outside Manhattan proper. However this year, the circus arts have landed at Radio City. And Cirque just may be taking money away from Broadway shows.

How 'Spider-Man' Was Saved

playbill.com | Posted 08.29.2011 | Arts

Philip Wm. McKinley, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Chase Brock weren't show doctors on just any old patient — they were operating on Spider-Man Turn Of...

I Miss the Simpler Times When Birds Were Falling Out of the Sky

James Napoli | Posted 08.22.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

I sure feel sorry for the future generations who have missed out on that pure, guileless era of unexplained and possibly pre-apocalyptic bird deaths. They'll never have it as good as we once did.

Theater: "Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark" -- The Review

Michael Giltz | Posted 08.20.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

SPIDERMAN: TURN OFF THE DARK * 1/2 out of **** FOXWOODS THEATRE Our story so far... Never mind. You know about the budget, the delays, the drama, the...

First Nighter: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Turns Nothing On

David Finkle | Posted 08.20.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

It's as if a huge state-of-the-art factory has been built to produce one small bells-and-whistles toy that awes children of some ages for a few minutes before they lose interest.

WATCH: Spider-Man Musical 'Too Childish'?

Posted 08.17.2011 | Comedy

"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark", the Broadway musical scored by U2's Bono and The Edge, finally opened this week after nine years and millions of doll...

How I Learned to Spell Spider-Man (and Watched a Groundbreaking Show in the Process)

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.16.2011 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark is not your typical NY Broadway musical; it's a fantastic spectacle that makes one rethink the American show.

Bill Clinton On 'Spider-Man': It's 'Fabulous'

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 08.15.2011 | Arts

The former President gives the show high marks, despite mixed critical reviews the revamped production has received. Critics and fans have already ...

Ousted Director Julie Taymor To Attend 'Spider-Man' Opening

nytimes.com | PATRICK HEALY | Posted 08.14.2011 | Arts

Julie Taymor is planning to attend Tuesday's opening night of the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," her spokeswoman said, returning to...

The Lights Finally Come Up On "Spider-Man"

Posted 08.13.2011 | Arts

It's a momentous day on Broadway. Today, after multiple injuries, after the opening got pushed back six times and the longest period in previews of an...

A New Low For 'Spider-Man' Musical?

Posted 08.13.2011 | Entertainment

Ready to debut a "new and improved" book and look on Tuesday night, the much maligned "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" musical took some expected hits ...

Julie Taymor Owed Hundreds Of Thousands For Work On 'Spider-Man'

Posted 08.02.2011 | Arts

Looks like there's more hardship for "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" on the horizon. Director Julie Taymor is currently in a dispute over payment with...

Spider-Man's Triumphant Return

Tom Ruprecht | Posted 07.19.2011 | Comedy
Tom Ruprecht

In restructuring the costly and controversial Broadway show, producers replaced Bono and The Edge and with Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.. Audiences noticed an immediate improvement in the show's music.

WATCH: Conan Unveils New Spider-Man Villains

Posted 07.13.2011 | Comedy

Are your Spidey senses kind of tingling, slightly, in a way that you barely notice? Must mean there's some really ineffective villains in the area. ...

PHOTOS: New Batman Show Revealed!

Posted 06.12.2011 | Entertainment

Batman is packing up his Batmobile and hitting the road. As Broadway's Spider-Man musical hangs from a thin web, the Caped Crusader is getting his ...

The Vilification of Julie Taymor

Harry Lennix | Posted 06.05.2011 | Entertainment
Harry Lennix

The Julie Taymor I know and have worked with on the stage and in film bears no resemblance to the Julie Taymor I read about in article after article damning her as a reckless egomaniac and spendthrift.

First Nighter: South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone Cheerfully Commit The Book of Mormon to Broadway

David Finkle | Posted 05.26.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

The production is hardly a surprise attack by the nose-thumbing partners. It could be said they're going after Christianity as a whole with the appearance of a slang-spouting Jesus in a lustrous blond wig.