Postponed: ‘Spider-Man’ musical tangled up again

Nov. 05, 2010 | 9:37 a.m.

David Ng at our more-civilized sister blog, Culture Monster, has the latest update on the trouble-tangled Broadway show featuring the most famous Marvel Comics super-hero…

spidey Postponed: Spider Man musical tangled up again
Spider-Man by John Romita (Marvel Comics)

In another setback for a production that has been plagued with delays and spiraling costs, the organizers of the Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” said Thursday that the official opening has been pushed back to Jan. 11 from a previously scheduled opening of Dec. 21.

“Spider-Man” is now set to begin preview performances at the Foxwoods Theatre in New York on Nov. 28, pushed back from Nov. 11. In a statement, Michael Cohl, the musical’s producer, said that “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.”

Ticket-holders for the postponed performances will be contacted directly and given the option to exchange their tickets for a future performance at no cost or receive a full refund.

Earlier this week, there were reports that performers in “Spider-Man” had sustained injuries while using the production’s complex flying equipment. Thursday’s announcement did not make any reference to the reported injuries. Julie Taymor, the show’s director, has previously stated that the musical will feature complex aerial stunts and other visual effects.


— David Ng


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