Making fun of director Julie Taymor's Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has been the kind of comedy gold mine that only Charlie Sheen could trump, but the troubles for the oft-delayed production are starting to get sad.
Over the weekend, The New York Times reported that Turn Off the Dark could be looking at its sixth delay, which would push its opening from March 15 to June. Officially, however, a spokesman for the production told the Times that, currently, "opening night remains scheduled for March 15."
Even more so than movies, plays depend on making an impressive debut, and Taymor has been making changes to the show weekly since previews (and injuries) began in November. But despite the efforts of Taymor and the music's composers, U2's Bono and The Edge, the early reviews haven't been favorable, and, to top it off, a new report claims that the chances of the musical making back its $65 million budget aren't good. a superhuman effort required >> Posted 02.28.11 by Ryan