'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' Gets Dig At Tony Awards Snub
Small revenge? Maybe. A timely box-office boosting commentary? Even more likely.
Either way, E! News reports, the people behind "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" aren't taking receiving only two minor Tony Award nominations - Best Scenic Design and Best Costume Design - lightly.
Instead, they're finding a way to cash in on the snubs. Producers Wednesday announced that anybody with the first name Anthony, Tony, Antoinette, Toni or Antonio can come check out the most expensive musical in Broadway history's Sun. June 10 performance on them.
If that date sets your "smug sense" a-tingling, that would be the afternoon before the Tony Awards air live on CBS, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.
"It has been brought to our attention that the Tonys have been honoring Broadway for years, and we thought it was about time to repay the favor," said producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah Harris in a joint statement. "Nothing would make us prouder than to have more Tonys than any other show on Broadway."
Tickets can be picked up at the Foxwoods Theater box office starting at 10 a.m. on June 4, and the first eligible 100 in line get a coupon good for a two matinee passes.
Hey, the web-slinger didn't have an entirely "off" year. The week after Christmas Day 2011 set a Broadway record for the highest single-week gross in history, with the show raking in $2.9 million. In a less direct triumph, Andrew Garfield, who plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Sony's July franchise reboot "The Amazing Spider-Man", is nominated for Best Actor in a Featured Role for his revival performance in "Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman".