The Playgoer: Caveat Emptor

Custom Search

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Caveat Emptor

Spidey agrees to put the word "Preview" on their ads...

On Jan. 5, Bill de Blasio, the public advocate, wrote to the Department of Consumer Affairs, saying that the Web site for the “Spider-Man” musical did not indicate that the show was in previews. “Theatergoers attending such a production are not necessarily aware that the show could stop at any time while changes are made, that the music and plot line are subject to constant change, or that the technology being used in the performance is still a work in progress,” Mr. de Blasio wrote. “Their theater-going experience can be one of confusion and frustration.”

Large block lettering on the “Spider-Man” Web site now says, “Now in previews on Broadway. Opens March 15,” and the Department of Consumer Affairs said the issue had been resolved.

No comments: