|Beauty and the Supercomputer
In surprising ways, visionary director Julie Taymor's big 'Spider-Man' gamble brings her full circle to her avant-garde roots
By Roger Copeland
I'm tiptoeing my way into a late-night tech rehearsal, already in progress, of Broadway's newest musical/spectacle/extravaganza, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. "Dark" is the operative word: I'm fumbling about in it, trying not to trip as I cautiously grope my way toward what feels like a seat in the cavernous Foxwoods Theatre. Nothing noteworthy seems to be happening on stage at the moment. But I can see that the auditorium is dotted with row upon row of large computer screens, all glowing with vector graphics and pixilated grid patterns. Is this really a Broadway theatre just a block from Times Square? It feels more like Mission Control at the Space Center in Houston.
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