May 21, 2011 13:38

Bono 'agreed' with bad reviews of U2-scored 'Spider-Man' musical

Singer insists much-delayed Broadway show has now been 'fixed'

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Bono has admitted he agreed with reviews of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark which described the show as the "among the worst" musicals ever made.

U2 have provided the score for the problem-hit Broadway musical, which reopened for preview showings earlier this month after several delays.

Speaking to ABC News' Nightline, Bono said that he did not disagree with a New York Times review which panned one of the initial previews.



"It might have been a little hard for some other people around here to take that, but we don't disagree with the New York Times. That's the sort of stuff we were saying backstage," the frontman revealed.

"The last version of Turn Off The Dark had a lot of magic and mysterious stuff. It was beautiful actually, in so many ways. It just, it didn't cohere."

Bono also spoke about the changes the production team made during an overhaul in March.

"This time you have a really clear storyline. You have characters that you're getting to know. The music is in a system where it's legible and there's lots of really obvious stuff that has been fixed," he insisted.

Injuries to cast members, financial problems and cast changes all contributed to the delays, which led to the departure of director Julie Taymor earlier this year.

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark is reportedly the most expensive show in Broadway history, with a cost so far of $70 million (£48 million).

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