The Spiderman Musical (aka Broadway's Biggest Fail) with Nat's What I Reckon
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In 2002 the first Spiderman film was breaking records at the box office. Studio executives asked themselves how they could squeeze even more money from it and the answer was obvious: a stage musical. But this was no ordinary stage musical. It featured the music of U2, shared the same director as the incredibly successful Lion King stage production and would see Spiderman and the Green Goblin flying through theatres using technology that not only hadn’t been invented yet, but hadn’t even been tested in a tech rehearsal. What could possibly go wrong? Tens of millions of dollars and several life threatening injuries later, ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’ became the most expensive, and biggest fail, in Broadway history. Skip straight to the story: approx 15:36 Jacob shares the story with Nat from Nat's What I Reckon Check out his book 'Life: What Nat to Do' https://booktopia.kh4ffx.net/P0Ge1z We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  READ Glen’s book Song of Spiderman https://www.booktopia.com.au/song-of-spider-man-glen-berger/audio-cd/9781797148335.html  WATCH bootleg versions of 1.0 and 2.0 on YouTube  1.0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6Z8feh1Dt4  2.0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYabpRJh2SM&t=1592s  WATCH a bit of a summary of the news coverage with plenty of clips  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6bxB9vTToQ  READ some articles that’ll drag you down the rabbit hole…  https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20201125-how-a-spider-man-musical-became-a-theatrical-disaster  https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2013/feb/19/spider-man-stuntman-sues   Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected] See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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