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Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
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Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

Jun 14, 2011 - Jan 05, 2014
Running time: 2:50
Lyric Theatre
213 West 42nd Street
New York City, NY 10036
By Subway: Take the 1, 2, 3, 7, S, N, Q, R, W, A, C or E train to 42nd St/ Times Square
By Bus: Take the M7, M20, M42, or M104 bus.
Show Description:


Bono and The Edge


Bono and The Edge


Julie Taymor, Glen Berger and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa


Philip Wm. McKinley, Julie Taymor

Listed at TKTS:
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$67.50 - $140.00
prices subject to change
Buy Tickets


A limited number of rush tickets are offered each morning at the Foxwoods Box Office for $39 each. Tickets are limited to 2 per person, and are subject to availability.
Age Guidance: 6


Wheelchair Info
Patrons requiring wheelchair accessible seats can purchase tickets either online at or by calling 800-653-8000.
Wheelchair seating is available in select orchestra locations, or in the Dress Circle Level which is accessible via elevator on the 42nd Street side of the venue. There is no accessible seating on the Balcony level.
An elevator is available on the 42nd Street side of the venue that can be used to access the Dress Circle Level.
A possible choice is Times Square Garage, 220 West 41st Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, (212) 730-1777. It is NOT affliated with the Lyric Theater
Curb Ramps
There are curb ramps available at the corner of 42nd Street and 7th Avenue as well as 42nd Street and 8th Avenue.
There are entrances to the Lyric Theatre on 42nd and 43rd Street, with a preferred accessible entrance on 42nd Street. Entrance to the building is at street level with access to an elevator to the Orchestra and Dress Circle levels.
Box Office
The Box Office has two locations, one on 42nd Street and one on 43rd Street. Both are on Street Level and feature one counter that is at an accessible height.
There is one accessible restroom in the house left entrance vestibule. Additional Accessible restrooms are located on the Dress Circle Level.
Water Fountain
There is not an accessible water fountain.
None on premises
Assisted Listening System
Closed Captioning is available through the GalaPro app. For more information on GalaPro, check here:
Visual Assistance
Vision seats are available for purchase please dial 212-556-4700 and follow the prompts for Accessibility information. Audio Description is also available through the GalaPro app. More information can be found here:
Folding Armrests
Transferable seats are available in select Orchestra and Dress Circle Locations. These seats can be arranged by dialing 212-556-4700 and following the prompts for Accessibility information.


There are still some kinks. If this is a contemporary story, why does everyone at the Daily Bugle use typewriters and look like they just stepped out of the 1940s? (Eiko Ishioka's colorful costumes are otherwise on the money.) Bono and the Edge's rock score is still too generic, but at least Jonathan Deans' sound design has been refined so we can understand all of the lyrics... "Spider-Man" threatened to go down in history as one of Broadway's biggest flops. While it probably won't become one of the street's greatest smashes, it's now a fun family show that will entertain fans of both superheroes and showstoppers. Was it worth the wait? For this combination fanboy and show queen, definitely. 

- David Sheward, Backstage
The new Spider-Man is more of an overt crowd-pleaser, but its most affecting features reflect the serious, arty aspirations of the original. Composer/lyricists Bono and The Edge have added one campy number, Goblin's A Freak Like Me, but the most memorable songs offer the same emotional and melodic sweep that distinguishes their work in U2. It's right after one such tune, the soaring ballad Rise Above, that Spider-Man first appears. As distinctly Edge-like guitars chime, dancers costumed as the superhero leap about like giddy children discovering a new trick. 

- Elysa Gardner, USA Today


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