March 9, 2011 18:22

U2-scored 'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' musical for overhaul

Official opening could now be delayed until June

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Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, the musical that features a score by U2's Bono and The Edge, is set undergo a major overhaul.

According to The New York Times, insiders say the $65million (£40million) production will cease for three weeks to allow for the changes.

The new delay is the sixth time the musical has had its official opening put back. Production on it began back in 2002, but the public opening will now probably not take place until June.

Rick Miramontez, a spokesman for the show, would not confirm the newspaper's report, telling Reuters: "The production is not confirming any reports of a shutdown."

One reason for this reported new delay could be the scathing reviews the musical received last month. Several prominent critics broke embargos and ran reviews of the show.

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.

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