After watching the video “The Musical Spectacle of Spider-Man” Link and reading the article, “Broadway’s ‘Spider-Man’ Musical Turns Off the Lights at Last” Attached I want you to reflect on these and discuss your opinions and thoughts related to what it “takes” to make it as a Broadway theatre production? What were you surprised by regarding the process?
250 to 300 words.
For this discussion topic, you will first engage in a self-care activity.
“Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.” Read more here: https://psychcentral.com/blog/what-self-care-is-and-what-it-isnt-2/
The initial response to the prompt should be well thought out. It should be one robust paragraph at a minimum (4-6 sentences). If you use any outside information (this includes words, thoughts, ideas, images, etc.), be sure that you cite and reference it accordingly.
1. Briefly (1-2 sentences) identify what you did for your self-care activity.
2. In 4-6 sentences, address whether or not colleges and universities should be required to provide “mental health days” to help to address the mental health problems among students.
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Broadway’s ‘Spider-Man’ Musical Turns Off The
Lights At Last
January 3, 2014 · 3:26 AM ET
Heard on Morning Edition
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“Dark” day: On Dec. 20, 2010, actor Christopher Tierney suffered a harrowing fall and severe injuries during a performance of
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. The show updated its safety protocols, and Tierney returned to his roles in April 2011.
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Reeve Carney (right) handed off the lead role in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark to successor Justin Matthew Sargent in
September 2013. The show closes Jan. 4, and the Smithsonian Institution announced today that it’s acquiring Carney’s
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“Some of the things I described in the stage directions we weren’t actually able to
render,” he says. “And so some of the story points that were perfectly clear in a reading
became a lot fuzzier when we finally hit the stage.”
Gerard, for his part, thinks the reliance on costly, complicated special effects might
have been one of Spider-Man’s first mistakes. “Most of the time when Broadway tries
to be the movies, it’s a terrible failure,” he says.
And as Spider-Man was about to begin previews on Broadway — after a series of long,
expensive technical rehearsals — it was clear that some of those effects weren’t going
to work at all. Take the million-dollar spiderweb that was supposed to hang over the
audience at the end of the show for a spectacular battle sequence.
“It turned out that the web net, they just couldn’t get it to work,” Berger recalls. “It just
kept catching on things, and so they scrapped it. And suddenly we didn’t have an
When the show gave its first preview in November 2010, it was plagued by technical
difficulties. Actors were left dangling above the audience, and the show fast became a
Twitter phenomenon. As months of previews went by, Spider-Man turned into the
center of a media feeding frenzy. Stephen Colbert joked that it might be changing its
title to Spider-Man: Notify Next of Kin.
Critics, tired of waiting for the show to invite the
media, bought tickets and gave scathing reviews.
Michael Cohl, Spider-Man’s lead producer, says he
took some of that criticism to heart and asked Julie
Taymor to make significant changes to her
“She was absolute
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