Previews cancelled to allow for overhaul of Broadway show
The producers of the much-delayed Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark musical have confirmed a new date for the U2-scored show’s opening night.
The show, which was due to debut in mid-March, will now officially open to the public on June 14, according to the show’s official website, Spidermanonbroadway.marvel.com.
In order to “allow rehearsal time” for script and production changes, previews scheduled between April 19 and May 11 have been cancelled.
Earlier this week, an overhaul of the show’s backroom team was announced, seeing Julie Taymor relieved of her directorial duties and new members of staff join the creative team.
Bono and The Edge have also contributed “a couple of new songs” to the musical and reaffirmed their “absolute faith” in the project.
The musical has suffered a succession of setbacks since previews began, with injuries to cast members, financial problems and cast changes all contributing to the delay.
Previews of the musical have also received scathing reviews from several prominent critics, who broke embargos and ran reviews of the show last month.