New trouble for Spider-Man musical
Mar 10, 2011, 9:38 GMT
A view of a sign at the Foxwoods Theater where the musical \'Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark\' is being staged in New York, New York, USA, 09 March 2011. The show has been scheduled to open on 15 March 2011, but there are now reports that the opening may be delayed a sixth time until June 2011. EPA/JUSTIN LANE
New York - Producers of the Spider-Man musical, the most expensive production in Broadway history, are to put the show's preview performances on hold, delay the official opening and hire a new director, according to US entertainment news reports Wednesday.
The actions mark a further nadir for Spider-Man: Turn of the Dark, which has already had its official opening delayed five times due to creative and safety issues which have seen several cast members injured during rehearsals and preview performances.
The New York Times reported that the hiatus would likely take place in late April and early May with the new official premiere in early June. Despite the problems with the 65-million-dollar musical, it is already one of the top performing shows in Broadway, bringing in 1.28 million dollars last week in its preview run.
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