Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Something occurred Sunday evening that even Michael Riedel of the New York Post probably didn't expect ever would. Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark actually began preview performances.
Premature to be sure, but a preview nonetheless.
But now a column by The New York Times' Patrick Healy questions whether Spider-Man will have legs. His story indicates that the Foxwoods Theatre's new General Manager Erich Jungwirth has begun introducing himself to producers, asking them to consider his 1,932 seat venue for their Broadway shows.
Just smart business or a desperate move?
For the record, I have my ticket to see Spider-Man on Saturday, December 18. It was initially to be among the final preview performances before the previously scheduled December 21 opening, but now it will simply be one of nearly 50 previews leading up to the new opening night of January 11.
To be honest, I can't wait to see it. And no, I am certainly not hoping for a colossal failure. Since I pay for every ticket to every show I see, I go into each one hoping for the best. Whatever Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark turns out to be, it will likely be one to really remember.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).