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Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky calls it the country’s most discussed stage production. And its newsprint and video coverage could likely stretch around the world. Twice.
Yet, hardly any theater-goers have seen “Spider Man: Turn off the Dark” and few are ever likely to see it..
Loaded with production problems, “Spider Man,” in present form, is just too dependent upon gimmicks to fit any normal-sized stage. And its ticket costs can reach huge proportions. So have injuries to actors trying to navigate between all the special effects that could all but eliminate most theaters planning to book the show on a national tour.
However, Sokolsky says, it’s been fun to read about “Spidey.” And to contemplate his future in the inevitable multi-dimension gloriously animated movies that are sure to follow his Broadway run.
Episode Date: June 23, 2011