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Monday April 25, 2011 10:43 pm

Law & Order: Spider-Man Musical

Law & Order: Criminal IntentYou didn’t think Law & Order producer Dick Wolf and his writers would let this one get away, did you?

Famous for taking criminal cases from the news and twisting them in new, dramatic ways, the gang at Law & Order: Criminal Intent have tickets to the new Spider-Man on Broadway musical debacle.

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark is the long-troubled show that has been criticized by the usual theater crowd, theater critics and fans that have seen it. The play has been plagued by problems: injuries to the cast, effects that don't work, a story that makes no sense and bears little resemblance to the classic source material, and delays that have pushed the official opening farther and farther away.

According to press reports, the Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark-inspired episode is about a “high-flying, fast-crashing show called Icarus” (see what they did there?) where an actor is killed during the production, the director is a high-strung born-again drunk and the composer is a bi-sexual rock star.

For those who may not follow the show, Law & Order: Criminal Intent’s 10th and possibly final season - of just 8 episodes - gets underway on USA starting May 1st, and features the return of the popular regulars played by Vincent D’Onofrio (whom genre fans might know from Men In Black) and Kathryn Erbe.

I’ve already set the DVR.

And a note for trivia nuts: One-time Spider-Man comic book writer Gerry Conway - a long-time favorite of the Comix 411 staff - was a producer on Law & Order: Criminal Intent for many seasons. He’s not involved in the new season though.

[Artwork: Law & Order: Criminal Intent]

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