NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Emerging from a three-week hiatus, Spidey was flying again at the Foxwoods Theatre Thursday night.

“Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” returned to Broadway after the $65 million show was significantly rewritten and re-staged.

Producers said the changes are reflected in a cleaner story with re-worked music, more flying and a better love story.

The show had been plagued by months of sold-out failures, a panning by critics, technical glitches and life-threatening mishaps.

Those who spoke with 1010 WINS’ Al Jones Thursday night were split in their reviews of the new show.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones Speaks With Those Who Attended The Show

“You didn’t really care about the characters [before] and now they’ve given careful thought and direction to the characters.  The music is there now, the plot is there and you actually care about what’s happening,” one man said.

“Still no humor and there’s still no song — so hard to think of it as a musical,” another man said.

The production remains in previews. Producers insist that it will open as currently scheduled, June 14 at the Foxwoods Theatre.

Tickets for “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” are now on sale through Oct. 2.

So, can the revamped show be salvaged? Will you go see it or should it be swept off Broadway? Sound off in our comments section.

Comments (6)
  1. RuthAnne says:

    I watched the show last night and it was very entertaining. Things started off slowly at first, and the first half was a little weak but the show picked up just before intermission. The second half really made the show; it was like they gained momentum and then just took off. The plot and characters just came together and gave a great performance. The flying scenes were awesome and engaged the audience. Everyone who attended happily gave a standing ovation.

  2. Peg Swanson says:

    Why is everyone giving them all of this free publicity – enough already
    Peg S

  3. Deb says:

    I really enjoyed spiderman Thursday night for the first preview of the new rewrite. The audience happily gave a standing ovation. Whatever the bugs were before, they seem to be exterminated now. The actors did an outstanding job , the scenery was fantastic, & I will purchase several songs off of iTunes. Go and see it, you will love it! Sorry it’s not more specific but it’s 2:40am

  4. Anonymous says:

    They should call off “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” forever. It’s only a matter of time until somebody gets killed. This show is a law suit waiting to happen.

  5. Fruitfly says:

    How wonderful!! First Osama’s death and now THIS!

  6. jtorres says:

    There is no such thing as bad publicity. The show sold out repeatedly because of, or in spite of the bad reviews and accidents. It’s like watching a bad car wreck. It will sell out again at first for different reasons but if it is no good and no one gets hurt, curiosity will wane and eventually sales will drop off. If it is a quality show, sales will soar as it should be.

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