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    Nov 29, 2010, 5:45 PM - Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #1

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    Nov 29, 2010, 5:48 PM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #2

    I would go see it if I lived near New York.
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    Nov 29, 2010, 7:27 PM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #3

    Does Venom have a number? A duet maybe? I'd see it for that.
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    Nov 29, 2010, 7:38 PM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #4

    SmilingOtter said: View Post
    Does Venom have a number? A duet maybe? I'd see it for that.
    Looks like carnage makes an appearance.
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    Nov 29, 2010, 7:42 PM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #5

    Who fronts the money for this crap! I mean I can't get a loan but some how, someone got the green light to blow 65 mil on this.
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    Nov 29, 2010, 8:13 PM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #6

    I think that Spidey and New York go together. I don't know what the seats would cost, but I would go see this. It HAS to be better than Spiderman III!
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    Nov 29, 2010, 8:25 PM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #7

    They should have known they were biting off more than they could chew when they ran out of cash the first time.
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    Nov 29, 2010, 8:29 PM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #8

    76usd to 289usd. Is the price range.
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    Nov 29, 2010, 9:42 PM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #9

    Stern was talking about this today saying the production preview was a mess. Actors were hanging all over the place, suspended by wires, unable to get down - even Spidey got stuck.

    The way he was describing it sounded like that Alec Baldwin + Will Ferrell skit in SNL "Red Ships of Spain" where they play the Robert Goulet brothers. But, I'd go see it if I got free tickets - or my son wanted to go.
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    Nov 29, 2010, 10:46 PM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #10

    A Spider-man musical sounds like a really bad idea to me. Superhero musical Broadway productions just screams "LAME!"
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    Nov 29, 2010, 10:50 PM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #11

    I saw a poster for this months ago in Manhattan. I thought it was a bad idea then and now I really think it's a bad idea.
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    Nov 29, 2010, 10:55 PM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #12

    I saw this on the news. I thought it was cool they were using the same rigs that the NFL uses for it's cameras to pull the actors all over the theater and into the audience, but a 65 million dollar production cost and a million dollars a week operating cost will probably doom it from the start. They said they'd have to completly sell out for months just to break even.
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    Nov 29, 2010, 10:58 PM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #13

    No, but I WOULD give this guy $20.00 and watch him run around playing "Wider Man!"

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    Nov 29, 2010, 11:09 PM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #14

    If i didn't know better i would swear this was a joke.
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    Nov 30, 2010, 12:28 AM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #15

    Every new thing I see about it makes me wish more and more that it Was a joke. I mean literally, not just the figurative joke it seems to be now.

    On a more serious note, I think it's a mistake to say broadway and superheroes go together just because of the bright costumes and heightened drama. Things used to make plays crazier and more flamboyant are done in superhero comics because of limitations of the media. You need the heightened drama to keep people coming back and actually remembering the scant 20 pages they read a month ago and the bright colors started more because of how low quality printing was at the time a lot of these characters were created and the need for them to stand out from the background and each other. At this point the costumes are more either a) fun for nostalgic value or maybe a specific visual aesthetic (that one being why we overprotective nerds always complain when they change the costume for the movie or, in this case, do i don't even know what to the Green Goblin) or b) just another thing to get past on the road to suspension of disbelief. Kinda takes the legs out from under the main argument in favor of this play existing and it just seems to refuse to stop looking like a growing mistake.
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    Nov 30, 2010, 12:46 AM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #16

    I'm sure they watched Cirque Du Soleil one too many times and said "hey, let's do an aerial spiderman act".
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    Nov 30, 2010, 7:44 AM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #17

    Today's Metro, a free daily, has a big Spidey feature. If you flip it over and then upside down it's the Daily Bugle. There's a huge spread on the first two pages about the show, so they're plugging the hell out of it. For $65 mill, my guess is it tanks. Tourists keep shows like this alive, and we get a lot of them, so who knows.
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    Nov 30, 2010, 8:16 AM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #18

    Seems designed as a vehicle to get parents to drag their kids to the theater. So much for Der Zauberfloete.
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    Nov 30, 2010, 9:23 AM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #19

    Bono is involved???
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    Nov 30, 2010, 10:06 AM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #20

    I could forgive the the technical problems considering what they're trying to accomplish (which looked really cool on that 60 Minutes segment about it.)

    Heck, I think most folks could forgive some startup technical glitches but the complaints about the story related issues could do more serious damage I think. Sounds like a case of "can't see the forest for the trees" sort of thing to me...

    Getting the technical stuff worked out should be easy compared to that problem.
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    Nov 30, 2010, 4:18 PM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #21

    Blastr has an article on this and it confirms what Stern said about all of the technical issues but also went on to say that majority of the audience attending the previews complaining about a confusing script, lack of a coherent story, and a boring score. All in all it doesn't sound like Spidey the Musical is going to be a very big hit.

    1st reactions to last night's preview of the troubled Spidey musical | Blastr
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    Nov 30, 2010, 4:25 PM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #22

    Good.

    Let that be a lesson.
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    Nov 30, 2010, 5:59 PM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #23

    I'm excited because discussion of this topic shows how little all my nerd friends know about theatre. FINALLY, I have an upper hand.
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    Nov 30, 2010, 7:55 PM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #24

    Could they be trying to pull a Producers?
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    Nov 30, 2010, 9:18 PM - Re: Well boys and girls do you think the web-head will make a wave on broadway #25

    SmilingOtter said: View Post
    Could they be trying to pull a Producers?
    Maybe, sure sounds like it. When you first said that I thought "I could see Mel Brooks taking a stab at writing this" lol
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