It looks like Spider-Man might not be ready for Broadway… or is it the other way around? Billboard broke the official word that the ambitious and most likely doomed-to-fail “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” Musical has had its opening delayed from January 11th to February 7th.
The stage show, complete with high wire stunts, plenty of costumed characters from the Marvel comic books, and a soundtrack by Bono and The Edge of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]U2[/lastfm] has had a rocky path on the road to opening night, with some internet scoffs at early costume designs and leaked music tracks (and the, well, let’s face it– ridiculous title).
Those giggles turned to outright laughter when trial run advanced shows met mid-performance delays as cast and crew were literally “held up” by equipment and stunt malfunctions. One report mentioned an hour hiatus when a performer became stuck suspended in mid-air above the heads of a non-sympathetic audience!
Hopefully the extra month prior to opening will help them work some more bugs out of this Spider. Billboard has the full story on the official delay, so check it out if you can’t get enough comic book-to-stage news!