Spider-Man Swings Toward Broadway

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Will Spider-Man the musical be worth it? At this point, it’s hard to tell. So far the production, rumored to be the most expensive ever produced on Broadway (gotta pay for all those swinging special effects, I guess) has had a rocky start. It’s pushed back its original opening date, and lost two well-known actors who I would have loved to see: Evan Rachel Wood as Mary Jane, and Alan Cumming as the Green Goblin. But Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark still has a few things going for it, like a score by U2′s Bono and the Edge and the creative genius of Julie Taymor, director of the Broadway version of The Lion King and the Beatles-themed film Across the Universe.

The show is set to open at the Foxwoods Theatre on November 14. Given that tickets range from $67-$140, you might want to wait to see whether its worth the major investment it will cost to take the family. But if you’re a die-hard fan who’s ready to see Spidey in any incarnation — and you have an American Express card — you can get a one-day jump on tickets by going to Ticketmaster and using the code “MRV810.” American Express holders can start buying without the code tomorrow, and everyone else can get in the virtual line after September 6.


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