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Originally published on Fri February 14, 2014 5:05 pm
From the outside looking in, it may seem as if jazz recordings have slowed to a flurry. But it's really more like a blizzard, with dozens already coming down in the new year — including new efforts from big names like Pat Metheny, Danilo Pérez and Brad Mehldau. Before we're snowed under, here are a few others worth hearing.
Reeve Carney (right) handed off the lead role in <em>Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark</em> 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 costume.
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"Dark" day: On Dec. 20, 2010, actor Christopher Tierney suffered a harrowing fall and severe injuries during a performance of <em>Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. </em>The show updated its safety protocols, and Tierney returned to his roles in April 2011.
Regardless of how critics and audiences eventually responded, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark was always going to be one of the most-discussed shows in Broadway history. It had songs by U2's Bono and the Edge; it was directed by The Lion King's Julie Taymor; it was based on a hit Marvel franchise; there were going to be flying stunts right over the audience's heads.
And then somehow it all went very wrong, from injured actors to huge cost overruns.
Although the message asked fans not to show their support for the band, it was distributed by band alumni, parents and others. Those supporters are upset about the direction the band is taking under new director Justin Stolarik, who came to OU this fall.