#video games

Classic Video Games As Dramatic Plays


TheĀ Piper McKenzie theater company in Brooklyn are currently performing "Theater of the Arcade" for this year's FringeNYC Festival.


All Theater Should Have Fire-Breathing Dragons


A while back, Dreamworks teamed up with a company called Global Creatures to produce a $20 million theatrical version of How to Train Your Dragon which is premiering this March.


Law And Order: Criminal Intent Basing An Episode On Spider-Man Musical

With all the injuries on the set of the Spider-Man musical, Spider-Man: Off With The Darkness And The Injuries To The Actors With The Ouch And The Flavin, we're a little surprised one of the eighty-four Law & Order spin-offs hasn't filmed a "ripped from the headlines" episode about it already.


“Batman Live” Looks . . . Um . . .


In our scramble to constantly bash Spider-Man: We're Going To Need Another Timmy we haven't said much about that other comics-inspired stage show, Batman Live.


Both Spider-Man Musicals Are Doing Great


You may have already heard a new scriptwriter and a new director were hired for Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, and you may have read about Julie Taymor comparing the musical to that time she almost died in a volcano.


Coming Soon: a Broadway show about Magic Johnson & Larry Bird


Last year, HBO ran a documentary called Magic and Bird: A Courtship of Rivals (I think they meant "courtship" as a basketball pun, not to imply that the two were dating, but I'm honestly not sure which would be gayer).


‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’ Turns Off the Critics

"Spider-Man: Illuminate The Darkness Or Whatever" doesn't officially open until March 15th (or at least that's what they said the fifth time they delayed the opening), but most of the major critics published their reviews yesterday (which was supposed to be the debut prior to the most recent delay).


Bono And The Edge Are Going To Save Spider-Man

Since the official opening of musical debacle Spider-Man: It's Dark In This Orchestra Pit has been pushed back (again) to February 7th for rewrites, the spokesman for the play (Rick Miramontez) has announced that Bono, The Edge, and Julie Taymor will be attending all performances between now and opening night.


First Interview With Injured Actor From Spider-Man Musical

We never tire of talking about the clearly doomed sure to be tremendous musical Spider-Man: Flip The Off Switch On The Absence Of Illumination (or something like that).


Actors’ Equity Tries, Fails To Halt The Spider-Man Musical


On Monday night, aerialist/actor Christopher Tierney (pictured at right) fell "approximately 30 feet" when a cable failed during a performance of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark (remains in the hospital with broken ribs.


Huge Accident During The Spider-Man Musical Last Night

UPDATE: TheNYTimes has a video of the fall, and there's a video after the jump.


Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark Is Doing Great


The Broadway musical directed by Julia Taymor with music by Bono and The Edge staged its first preview performance on Sunday.

train wrecks

So How Boned Is the Spidey Musical Anyway?


We've previously reported on the woes of the Spider-Man musical, oh, we're sorry, "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark", which seems out to kill its stuntmen.

#Star Trek

Klingon Opera To Appeal To Two Different Kinds Of Nerds


If you're one of those people that feel that Opera is too accessible and easy to understand, you'll love the entirely-in-Klingon opera u, which will premiere in The Netherlands in September.


Doctor Who To Be Put On Stage, Fans to Weep

Joining such beloved science fiction properties that have absolutely no business being on stage, like Spider-Man, or Batman (which died, only for a new one to start up), or Star Wars, or Superman, or Lord of the Rings, or.


Batman To Hit The Stage…Also, Villains.

While the Spider-Man musical is dying a slow death in its never-gonna-reach-it trip towards Broadway, it looks like another hero's actually going to make it to the stage.

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