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Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Delayed…. Again

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Spider-man Turn Off the DarkAnyone want to start a pool to see if upcoming Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark actually opens in 2011?  The New York Times Artbeat is reporting that the musical is opening sometime in February instead of it’s previous January 11.  The article states:

…the delay is intended to provide more time for the creators to stage a new final number, make further rewrites to the dialogue and consider adding and cutting scenes and perhaps inserting new music from the composers, U2’s Bono and the Edge, who will resume working full-time on the show in late December.

This is the fourth delay as the musical originally was supposed to open in January 2010.  The preview performances have taken a beating online by those who’ve seen it.  Many of the preview performances had to be stopped due to technical issues with the musical’s elaborate effects.  The musical has also been plagued by injuries.

The musical has cost an estimated $65 million and would need to run for four years before recouping it’s cost.  The first step in that would be to actually open.

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