U2 ‘SPIDER-MAN’ MUSICAL DELAYED AGAIN
The long-delayed Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, featuring songs by U2’s Bono and The Edge, has had its opening postponed yet again, according to The New York Times. The show was supposed to begin previews on November 14th but is currently being investigated by the New York State Department of Labor due to safety concerns over its flying stunts, which have already left two actors injured.
The $60 million production is the most expensive in Broadway history. According to the New York Post, it has sold just $8 million in advance tickets — not a bad figure but not enough for such a mammoth budget.
Although safety inspectors took a look at the show this past Wednesday (November 3rd), they have to return because the production was unable to show them every planned stunt. The show cannot begin previews or open until it gets the green light from the Department of Labor.
The Times reported that previews will now begin later in November, with the opening night scheduled for January. The show was originally supposed to open last February, but ran into financial problems. Bono himself reportedly went to investors to ask for more money.
Bono and The Edge appeared on Good Morning America in early September to introduce the star of the musical, Reeve Carney, as he and his band played a number from the show called “Boy Falls From The Sky.”