HITS Daily Double

Spider-Man Flops

SPIDER-MAN’S COBWEBS: Last night’s Broadway preview of Julie Taymor’s $60 million Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, was called an “epic flop” by the N.Y. Post, which added the show’s “high-tech gadgetry went completely awry amid a dull score and baffling script,” according to theatergoers on hand. “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 one point, the show's star was left swaying helplessly in midair during what was supposed to be the climatic end to the first act. The show had to be stopped four times in the first act alone for various snags, going on for more than 3 and a half hours. The musical’s score is by U2’s Bono and The Edge, who weren’t at the preview, but with the band on tour in Australia. The show, which is produced by Stones touring veteran Michael Cohl, officially opens Jan. 11. (11/29a)