'Spider-Man' musical opening postponed

Nov. 5, 2010 at 10:30 PM
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NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The producers of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" say they are still fine-tuning the new Broadway musical and have to delay its opening.

Directed and co-written by Julie Taymor, the show features music by Bono and The Edge of the Irish rock band U2.

The production had been scheduled to begin previews Nov. 14 but will instead start performances Nov. 28 at the Foxwoods Theatre in Manhattan. Opening night has been moved from Dec. 21 to Jan. 11, Playbill.com said Friday.

"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. 'Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark' has an unprecedented level of technical artistry, and getting it right takes time. We apologize in advance to any inconvenienced ticket holders," producer Michael Cohl said in a statement.

The musical had initially been slated to open in 2009, but was postponed due to financing problems.

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