The Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has certainly had its troubles over the past few months. Between injuries, special effects, and the numerous safety issues, it has taken it awhile to get off its feet. And now the opening date has been delayed and more performances have been canceled.
New opening date
According to Entertainment Weekly, there have been quite a number of changes to the Broadway show. First of all, if you planned to catch one of the previews in April or May, you're out of luckÂ—they've been canceled between April 19 and May 11 "in order for the musical to rehearse the $65 million show's revisions." These revisions come from Philip William McKinley (The Boy From Oz) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (comic book writer). Meanwhile, "Julie Taymor is no longer in charge of day-to-day directorial duties," and Bono and The Edge are going to be coming up with some more songs for the production. You can catch a preview at Broadway's Foxwoods Theatre before the official opening, which is now June 14th, beginning May 12th.
Will these changes be what Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark needs to get out form under all the bad press it has received? It seems like it would take quite a turn around for that, especially after all the safety issues that have been in the news.
Will you check out Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark?
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