? Rolling Stone reports that the owner of the theater where Turn Off the Dark is already asking around if any new theatrical productions would like to use the space. It doesn’t necessarily mean that he expects it to tank — no specific time frame was mentioned — but it doesn’t not mean he expects it to tank, either.
? Conan had a “sneak preview” of a short bit of the musical. I wasn’t going to post it because it was really silly, then I saw the actual Swarm costume from the musical in the 60 Minutes video and I figured what the hell. (Via Comics Alliance)
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