Broadway's 'Spider-Man' opening delayed to Feb. 7 [Updated]
"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" will not be switching on its lights for a few more weeks.
[Updated 7:40 a.m. Friday: The opening date for director Julie Taymor's financially and aerially ambitious musical about the superhero web-slinger has been moved to Feb. 7, according to spokesman for the production.
As to any speculation that the date could change yet again, spokesman Rick Miramontez assured Culture Monster this date is set.
"The show is ABSOLUTELY going to open on February 7th," he said in an e-mail.]
The $65-million show, the most expensive in Broadway history, is currently in previews, and its opening has been delayed repeatedly. The official opening had previously been set for Jan. 11.
The production, featuring music by U2's Bono and the Edge, has been beset by any number of financial and staging delays, and Taymor has said she and her creative team have been working to revise the show's final scenes.
-- John Horn
Photo: Julie Taymor's new Broadway production, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," reimagines the story of Peter Parker and his Spidey persona to the music of U2's Bono and the Edge. Credit: Jacob Cohl / Associated Press