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Spider-Man the Musical: Is it any good?

The Telegraph’s theatre critic Charles Spencer is not impressed by the troubled musical written by Bono and the Edge.

Charles Spencer

THE NEW SPIDER-MAN musical, with music and lyrics by U2′s the Edge and Bono, has been hit with a number of accidents, budget over-runs and delays in its brief run. But now that it’s on Broadway, the question is: Is it any good?

The theatre critic of the Daily Telegraph got tired of waiting to be called for a press show so he bought his own ticket and went to see it on his own initiative. This is how it went for him:

NEVER MIND TURNING off the dark, I spent so much of this dreadful new musical muttering Please, Lord, make it stop.

And sometimes, miraculously, it did. Though the show has been previewing since last November, and audiences are being charged almost $300 for a top price ticket, the performance I saw on Saturday night twice ground to a halt in the first half.

Read the full review of Spider-Man the musical by Charles Spencer in the Telegraph>

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