The new Spider-Man musical doesn't have too many fans. The production, the most expensive in Broadway history, has been riddled with accidents and poor reviews. Certainly, no major media figure has fawned over, and endorsed, the production. And certainly no media figure would claim the show espouses an anti-liberal view.
For almost 30 minutes on his radio show Wednesday, Glenn Beck gave the production rave reviews after seeing it over the weekend. "This is by far the best show I've ever seen," he said. He even went as far as to encourage people to fly to New York just to see it: "This show is not only worth worth the price of a ticket here on Broadway, which is pricey, it is worth the price of an airline ticket from Los Angeles or Hawaii to come to New York to see it."
Later, Beck defended his endorsement, saying the storyline reflects current events by setting up the antagonist as one who adopts liberal ideas. "This is the best show I've ever seen, bar none":
"Come from Nebraska to see it," he said.
"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" officially opens in New York in February. It is currently running previews.