'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' pushes opening night again, to March 15
Producers for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark announced today that the musical has pushed its opening night for the third time, from Feb. 7 to March 15. The show, the most expensive in Broadway history, has been in previews since Nov. 18, and plagued with technical issues, injuries, and actor departures. Performances scheduled for Jan. 18 and Jan. 25 have also been canceled, and ticketholders will be offered refunds or exchanges. In the release, producer Michael Cohl said the show was “ten-times more complicated…than anything else, and the preview schedule allows for only very limited rehearsal time. We simply need more time to fully execute the creative team’s vision before freezing the show.” Cohl also insists “this will be the final postponement” (emphasis his).
Meanwhile, previews of the show have been performing at 100 percent capacity, and last week it was the top grossing show on Broadway.