By Robert Simonson
06 Jul 2012
A few things did come to pass, however. Beyond accidents and lawsuits and sell-out crowds, there have few constants in the life of the Broadway phenom knows as Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark. One of them has been Patrick Page, the actor who created the roles of Norman Osborn/Green Goblin and has been in the show since the first of its many, many previews.
Page has also been one of the show's few critical bright spots. Critics largely liked his performance. He also netted the musical the one award its ever likely to see, winning the Actors' Equity Foundation's annual Richard Seff Award on June 12
Page will play his final performance on Aug. 5. His replacement has yet to be announced.
A run of 32 previews and 450 performances is nothing to sneeze at. That is, until you compare it to 16 previews and 5,123 performances.
The latter figures belong to the original Broadway staging of the musical Rent. The former will be the final tally for the Off-Broadway revival of Rent, which, it was announced July 3, will play its final performance at New World Stages Sept. 9.
So, what next? A Rent revival Off-Off-Broadway?Continued...