Friday, June 14, 2024

Spider Man on Broadway: Tonight’s the Night–Here’s the New Commercial


Tonight’s the night.

At 6:30pm at the Foxwoods–yikes–Theater on West 42nd St., Julie Taymor unveils “Spider Man: Turn off the Dark.”

Clocking in around $60 million (who knows by now), “Spider Man” will play its first preview.

This is NOT opening night. And while theater wags will be circling the theater like vultures preparing to devour their prey, it’s not fair to actually review the show until it actually opens on January 11, 2011.

Still, expect Tweets and instant messages and live blogging from all over the theater. The vicious types (they rhyme with needle) will be lurking like comic book villains in the wings. It’s the kind of drama Broadway openings only elicit in movies.

Meantime, the first “Spider Man” commercial is up on YouTube. We can at last see a little of what’s been going on. More to come, of course, later tonight.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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