Spider-Man Musical Delayed… Again!


It looks the the Spider-Man musical, Turn off the Dark, has been delayed, yet again.

Producer Michael Cohl announced on Thursday that the opening of the production would be postponed for a third (and “final”) time, to March 15. The hows has been in previews since Nov. 28.

When asked about the reason behind these dalays, Taymor is quoted as having said, “We’ve never called this a Broadway musical, I’ve described it as a circus/rock ‘n’ roll drama. What we’re doing is closer to a Cirque du Soleil model, and those shows can take a year and a half to rehearse.”

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark represents the consummate collaboration of cultures by joining the theatrical and cinematic vision of Julie Taymor with the thrilling musicality of Bono and The Edge, and the iconic Spider-Man brand. This project has allowed these artists to create a work specifically designed for a theater environment, one that can‘t be produced as a stadium show, and is the natural evolution of three remarkable careers. Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark promises to be the most ambitious production ever undertaken on Broadway.

Featuring music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge of U2, direction by Tony® Award-winner Julie Taymor (The Tempest, Across The Universe, The Lion King), a book co-written by Taymor and Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel) and one of the most iconic title characters of all time, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark finds astonishingly fresh ways to tell a story inspired by over forty years of Marvel comic books. The show follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down, literally, when he’s bitten by a genetically altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to his bedroom ceiling. This bullied science-geek suddenly endowed with incredible powers soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility as villains put both his physical strength and strength of character to the test, and being with the girl next door, Mary Jane, may prove to be the greatest responsibility of all. Forget everything you think you know about Broadway; SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark will hurtle the audience through a thrilling experience in ways never-before-dreamed-possible in live theater.

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