I have no interest in this expensive musical, but Michael Feingold’s review gave me exactly what I wanted from him:

Since Spider-Man started previews, the world has had numerous other fixations: earthquakes, tidal waves, nuclear meltdowns, tornadoes, wildfires, plus the insanely arrogant rich assaulting everything from workers’ rights to hotel chambermaids. In oppressed places like Libya, Syria, and Wisconsin, there are probably people too busy trying to stay alive even to notice that Spider-Man exists.

In fact, that paragraph was so good I stopped there and didn’t finish reading the review. I went and looked at pictures of the Fukushima disaster instead. Perspective, people!

BONUS PRESIDENTIAL ENDORSEMENT: Via Playgoer, I see that I’m wrong, this musical is more important than I thought.

In a statement released June 15, Clinton said, “What an amazing and historic night on Broadway. New York has never seen anything like Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. And I am very proud of them for not giving up, it was fabulous.”

Who am I to argue with that?

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