Spider-Man Faces His Toughest Foe Yet: The Theater Critic04:50
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A billboard and the marquee for the Broadway musical 'Spider-Man Turn: Off the Dark' are seen outside the Foxwoods Theatre on West 42nd Street in New York. (AP)
A billboard and the marquee for the Broadway musical 'Spider-Man Turn: Off the Dark' are seen outside the Foxwoods Theatre on West 42nd Street in New York. (AP)

The $65 million Broadway musical, "Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark," doesn't officially open until March 15th. But it's been delayed so many times, in part due to injuries during stunts, that reviewers decided to review one of the preview shows. Here's some of what they had to say:

♦ The LA Times calls Spider-Man a "teetering colossus that can’t find its bearings as a circus spectacle or as a rock musical"

♦ The New York Times complains the "cardboard sets... could be recycled for high school productions of Grease."

We speak with Chris Jones, of the Chicago Tribune, who writes, "the show is as terrified of its genre as a 1960s mother worried about the eyesight of kids devouring comics under the sheets."

This segment aired on February 8, 2011.

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