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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

THE SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK SCHADENFREUDE MACHINE THUNDERS ON

The schadenfreude machine that is SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK thunders on, like some implacable Brontosaurus on a cocaine binge. Help has been brought in and yet more fine tuning and delays are in the offing, and the details can be read in the online edition of THE NEW YORK TIMES. Again I call for simply facing reality and shutting the goddamned thing down. This shit has gone way past ridiculous.

Oh, and in what may be the most incredible piece of meta-commentary on this whole mess, there's actually another Spider-Man musical in progress entitled SPIDER-MAN SMACKDOWN, possessing literally a budget of $0, that fully intends to open on the night before the real Broadway show has its proper opening. Or rather it will if the real musical is not pushed back for the umpteenth time, which seems a distinct likelihood in the wake of the latest developments. For information on this zero-budget bit of snarky nose-thumbing, check out the article over at TOPLESS ROBOT.

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