You’ll remember my mixed to negative review of Broadway’s troubled Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
Well, if not, here it is again.
Guess what? It got quoted in the ads!
Guess what? They made it sound like a rave!
The show’s promotional materials quote me as saying “Spectacular and thrilling” — but while I did use those words, they were hardly in the same sentence, and it would be impossible to accurately quote them without a lot of dot-dot-dots in between.
My fuller, more accurate quotes were:
“Spectacular and dull at the same time.”
“Simultaneously thrilling and yawn inducing.”
Just like someone swooped in and edited the show itself, the Spidey team has taken a creative hatchet to the reviews, too.
And it’s simultaneously nervy and appalling.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 20, 2011