I don't live in New York, particularly like musical theater, or have $300 to blow on a ticket to see Spider-Man sing songs, so this is coming entirely third-hand: Apparently U2's Spider-Man musical started premiering this weekend, and it got really terrible reviews. Like reports that audience members left, that there were technical mishaps, the acting was bad, and most insulting to U2, that the score was "bland" said theatre critic Michael Riedel. That's perhaps understandable, since U2's music since roughly 1992 can be described accurately as "bland." But who could have predicted that this would get bad reviews? Oh, right, everyone, since this had one of the most tortured lead ups to premiere of any play I've heard of Read more at Spin.
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