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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-28-10 05:03 PM
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Tonight on "60 Minutes:" WTF??!!??
Preview: Spider-Man
November 23, 2010 4:02 PM

Lesley Stahl and "60 Minutes" cameras get the first look at the rehearsal and production of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," the most ambitious and expensive musical ever brought to a Broadway stage. Sunday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7084121n&tag=con... ;contentBody#ixzz16cZLx2i2

:wtf:
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-28-10 05:18 PM
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1. Meh
My Spidey sense ain't tingling.
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-28-10 05:27 PM
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4. Looks pretty stupid to me.
Remember "Superman: The Musical?" :wow:
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-28-10 05:24 PM
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2. That's the only news they could come up with?
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-28-10 05:26 PM
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3. They also will do two other stories...
About the Afghan police, and retiring Justice Stevens.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-28-10 07:58 PM
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5. It's "60 Minutes," not the news.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-28-10 08:10 PM
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6. True
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-28-10 08:33 PM
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7. 60 million bucks to put on a show?

Andy Hardy did it for pocket change lol (of course that was in the 40's.)
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-28-10 11:27 PM
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8. Well the velcro alone will cost a fortune.
This ain't CGI you know.
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 09:40 AM
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9. I smell something rotten.
Didn't Barbara Walters do some piece on some Broadway bigwig a while back
and it was later revealed she had money invested in the show?
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 10:25 AM
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10. I thought it looked awesome.
meh. what do I know.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 11:32 AM
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11. Who wrote the book, Stan Glee?
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 08:01 PM
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12. And, the reviews are in:
Last night's opening pre view of Broadway's most expensive production ever, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," was an epic flop as the $65 million show's high-tech gadgetry went completely awry amid a dull score and baffling script, theatergoers griped.

Stunned audience members were left scratching their heads over the confusing plot -- when they weren't ducking for cover from falling equipment and dangling actors at the Foxwoods Theatre on West 42nd Street, some said.

At various points, overhead stage wires dropped on the audience, scenery appeared on stage missing pieces -- and the show's star was even left swaying helplessly over them midair during what was supposed to be the climatic end to the first act.


More...

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bugs_beset_spider_ma...

I don't think this show has a chance of making the $60 million investment back.

A good portion of revenue for these shows comes from touring, and I don't see how this thing can travel in the form it is in now.

Plus, there's the music. Bono and the Edge may be good songwriters, but that's not all there is to coming up with a successful Broadway score.




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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 08:57 PM
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13. "You could make more with a flop than a hit..."
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 09:32 PM
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14. I can dig it, baby.
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