Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark Still Beat Producer’s Expectations


At the first preview for the $65 million Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark musical last night, there was missing scenery, an actor stuck to an aerial harness, and faulty equipment, as well as hecklers, and overhead stage wires dropping on audience members. But "It went much better last night than expected," said producer Michael Cohl. "I'm ecstatic. We came within just inches of getting through the entire second half without a stop. I thought the audience enjoyed it. They stood at the end and clapped." He cedes that there were some malfunctions, but Cohl promises Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark will be in full working order by its fifth performance, this Saturday. In his defense, Cohl had pretty low expectations in the first place. [PopWatch/EW]