Tony-winning director Julie Taymor’s Spider-Man Turn off the Dark, a new Broadway musical with songs by U2’s Bono and the Edge, today announced plans to delay its opening by more than two weeks. The reported $60 million production, which was to have begun previews Nov. 14 in advance of a Dec. 21 opening, will now begin preview performances on Nov. 28 and open officially on Jan. 11, 2011. In a statement, lead producer Michael Cohl said, “Shows like ours, that embrace the challenge of opening on Broadway without an out-of-town tryout, often need to adjust their schedules along the way.” It’s the latest postponement for what has become the costliest show ever mounted on Broadway. Earlier this week, safety inspectors for the New York State Department of Labor reportedly had a first inspection of some of the aerial tricks contained in the show; at least one actor with the show broke his wrists last month when a slingshot-like stunt went awry during rehearsals.
Posted November 5 2010 — 12:01 AM EDT
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