Tuesday, December 28, 2010

#NatalieMendoza leaving #SpiderMan ::: Fiasco or Fabulouso?

On the day before Christmas, New York State Department of Labor spokesman Leo Rosales said that a new set of security measures was properly in place when “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” with music by U2’s Bono and The Edge and directed by Julie Taymor, resumed on Broadway.

IMHO, the broadway play Spiderman is the biggest waste of time and money ever. Undoubtedly, massive egos of people like Bono and Edge are pushing this nonsense. Some critics long to see Julie Taymor arrested! Bono, Edge & Julie should just toss money out of the top floor windows at 30 Rock. They'd make a lot of people happy! The performers seem to be cursed, and who the hell cares about a broadway version of Spiderman? Even the movies got a little too over the top carried away. There just isn't that much substance to Spiderman in 2010... an elderly friend of mine, a fellow who just turned 70, was a Spidey fan as a kid. He says there was no reason to even think Spidey could be transformed into a motion picture. Not everyone agrees. If YOU have any opinion on this, leave a comment down below!

Now of course we did have the original 1950s TV Superman, followed by the 1960s Green Hornet and Batman shows, but these were in the more "believeable" realm, if such could carry the cargo of belief. NYT reports that Natalie Mendoza — the actress who plays Arachne, a major villain invented by Julie Taymor — is leaving Spider-Man. Mendoza suffered a concussion on November 28 while offstage, when a rope holding a piece of equipment swung into her. She continued with the show despite a doctor's recommendation, with her last performance coming on December 20. She also was shaken up by the serious injuries to Christopher Tierney, the actor who fell twenty feet and is currently recovering from a “hairline fracture in his skull, a broken scapula, a broken bone close to his elbow, four broken ribs, a bruised lung and three fractured vertebrae.” Arachne is expected to be taken over by soft-porn glam queen America Olivo, the understudy. Lotsaluck, America: break a leg - er - or not - hmmmf...

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