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Early Buzz: Julie Taymor’s ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’

29 November 2010 7:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark had its first preview performance on Broadway Sunday night. So how did Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor's (Titus, Frida, Across the Universe) $65 million big stage comic adaptation hold up? Find out after the jump. Disclaimer: It should be noted that a preview performance is not final, much like a test screening of a feature film. The performers are basically putting on a dress rehearsal, and the director uses the audience to tweak and make changes before opening night. The show proper is set to open in January 11th 2011, giving them six weeks to get it right. Thus, please do not take these reader reviews as an accurate representation of the final stage performance. The consensus is that it is a visually stunning with major story issues and lackluster music, but still shows potential. New York Times [2]: The show stopped five times, mostly to fix technical problems, »

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