Broadway: U2’s Spiderman Musical Postponed Again
Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark has had another setback. The Broadway musical has been delayed another 2 weeks as the creative team scrambles to get through dress rehearsals and meet safety standards for the performers.
The musical was written by U2’s Bono and the Edge and has faced many challenges over the past 3 years. The budget on the production has now reached over $60 Million.
Spiderman previews were to begin on November 14 and open on December 21, but it will now open in January and begin previews sometime late this month. Two actors were recently injured during rehearsals of the shows complex flying maneuvers, leading the New York Department of Labor to open an investigation into the safety of on-set working conditions. Until they are satisfied with the safety of the flying sequences the play can’t open.
U2 has performed songs from the Spiderman soundtrack this summer on their European Tour.