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2012 TONY AWARDS: The ‘other’ Spider-Man gets the big nomination

FALLING SHORT: The record-budgeted “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” scored only two technical nods as Tony noms were announced today. (Jacob Cohl)


Spider-Man nabbed a big-time Tony nomination this morning. It just wasn’t the Spidey that Bono and Julie Taymor were pulling for.

Philip Seymour Hoffman, left, and Andrew Garfield on "Death of A Salesman’s” opening night. (Charles Sykes/AP)

Taymor, the ousted “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” director who was ultimately ruled eligible for a Tony nomination, did not receive a nod. The Tony winner has been locked in legal squabbles with the producers of “Spider-Man,” which is the most expensive Broadway musical ever staged. “Spider-Man” features songs by U2’s Bono and the Edge.

“Turn Off the Dark” received only technical nominations — for sets and costumes.

To read more about the Tonys — including about Washington theater’s impressive showing — you can check out Post theater critic Peter Marks’ coverage right here.

Writer/artist/visual storyteller Michael Cavna is creator of the "Comic Riffs" column and graphic-novel reviewer for The Post's Book World. He relishes sharp-eyed satire in most any form.

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