'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' exclusive: Bono and The Edge will be in NYC next week to attend all preview performances | EW.com

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'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' exclusive: Bono and The Edge will be in NYC next week to attend all preview performances

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Bono-Edge-Spiderman_320.jpg Image Credit: Insidefoto; Jill Bednar; Beth Wagner (All PR Photos)Audiences at next week’s previews of Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark might spot a few familiar faces in the theater – namely director Julie Taymor and U2 rock legends Bono and The Edge, who wrote the show’s score. “Julie and Bono and Edge…will be in the theater next week and for all of the preview performances leading up to the opening night working on the show,” production spokesman Rick Miramontez tells EW exclusively. The creative team is assembling to continue the fine-tuning process as the show heads toward its new official opening date of Feb. 7, 2011. Miramontez confirms that the show will undergo changes, though he declines to specify any particular tweaks. (Unconfirmed reports have identified the show’s music and second act as target areas.)

Miramontez also spoke out against the early critiques of the show that have surfaced in a few news outlets earlier this week. “I think it’s disrespectful, especially to Julie Taymor,” he says. “And that’s what makes all of us crazy.” Despite the Dec. 20 accident that sent stunt actor Christopher Tierney to the hospital and forced the cancellation of several performances, Miramontez says both cast and crew remain enthusiastic. “They’re very upbeat. I think they were extremely proud to have given the performance they did when they came back last Thursday. If anything, this has created a [sense of] solidarity.”

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