Broadway’s “Spider-Man” Show Delayed For A Fourth Time:
Broadway’s long-anticipated “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark”—the most expensive show to ever appear on the Great White Way—has been delayed for a fourth time.
The $65 million, high-tech production—which features all original music from U2’s Bono and The Edge—has been pushed back from its February 7th opening night to March 15th. It had originally been slated to begin its run on January 11th.
The show’s producers made the announcement on Thursday night, saying the production needed more time to “fine-tune aspects of the show”—this coming after the latest of a series of accidents during rehearsals and preview performances have left four actors injured.
On Dec. 20th, 32-year-old actor Christopher Tierney fell 30 feet from one of the set’s massive platforms and landed in the orchestra pit, resulting in several broken ribs, the incident was apparently the result of a cable detaching from his harness. The show features numerous high-flying stunts where cast members soar around the theater and over the audience. After his injury, for which he had to have surgery, two performances were cancelled to check safety measures.
The producers have also indicated that the show is also working on a new ending and new music and staging from Bono, The Edge, and director Julie Taymor—even though the production has been wildly popular during previews and at the box office thus far.