The New York Post reports that Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the most expensive show in Broadway history, is set to open this fall, months past its original date of March.
The ambitious musical, directed by The Lion King‘s Julie
Taymorand scored by Bono and the Edge, was derailed in August
by “cash-flow obstacles” that led producers to halt production while
they sought more money for a budget that had ballooned from $35
million. In November,
Bono’slongtime business partner Michael Cohl was brought onboard to put the show back on track.
According to the Post’s Michael Riedel, Disney is providing “a chunk” of the financing.
This comes one fucking day after Spider-Man 4 was canceled and the Spidey movie universe got rebooted. Coincidence? ?
?I think not.