Spider-Man Turns On The P.R.

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Ever since Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark didn't get a nomination for the Best Musical Tony award, they've been amping up the gimmick machine to get some press for the show.


*First, they announced a special Tony Sunday performance for which anyone with the first name Anthony, Tony, Antonio, Antoinette, Toni, or Antonia would be eligible to receive a free ticket.

That's one way to fill the show with Tonys, as they noted.


*Then came the release: "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark welcomes one-millionth audience member on Wednesday May 16"


*And most recently:

"Spider-Man Turn off the Dark celebrates America's real heroes and their families with 'Spider-Man Hero Seats'. U.S. Armed services, police, EMS, and firefighters eligible for special hero price."


And while they're there, the EMS workers can cart injured performers to...Kidding! That's an old joke!

Congrats, flacks. That old showboater David Merrick would have been proud.


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10 comments
freddiemessina
freddiemessina

It's bad show. Would have fared better as an arena show. The best thing about it is Spidey's ass in that costume and if I'm paying hundred of dollars I want completion!!

J S
J S

Needs a clothes optional version.  Chi Chi LaRue can direct.

Musto
Musto

 Just got another release:

                   Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark Welcome US Military to NYCFOR FLEET WEEKABOARD THE USS WASP SPIDER-MAN SAILS WITH TROOPS IN “PARADE OF SHIPS”

Marquesa
Marquesa

The box office is no longer sold out so they must be getting extra desperate, especially with the Tony dis.

VonD
VonD

Turn off the PR and take off the clothes, huntee, that'll get them into this debacle now that people are flying through the air to their near-destruction!

markatlarge
markatlarge

I liked show. It was kind of cool having all the Spidies flying around.  The Green Hornet did a fantastic job, it's a shame he wasn't nominated. 

Musto
Musto

In other press stunt news, Madonna and child have announced who won the much-hyped search for a Material Girl spokesmodel. And it's Mick Jagger's daughter! So after all that hype, they're going with a name. Anyone smell fix?

Balls
Balls

Gee, war heroes who risked their lives are "eligible" for a "special price". That's the best they can do in exchange for milking it for press??

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

What!!! My real name is Tony!!! I didn't get an invite!  What the hay!   I loved Charlotte's Web!  I identified with the "Wilbur"!!! (Turn Off The Pig)...(or was that Animal Farm?  I get my dictators confused)

latenitebump
latenitebump

black widow night! then that would be the end of spiderman!

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