Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark Finally Debuts, No One Injured
It took a record 183 preview performances, numerous accidents (one severe enough to put a stuntman in the hospital) and the largest budget in Broadway history but Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark finally opened on Broadway Tuesday night.
The show, keeping true to form, managed to debut one hour later than scheduled and in the audience were show creators U2′s Bono and The Edge along with Bill and Chelsea Clinton.
According to the Wall Street Journal, during the intermission Bill Clinton said:
“It works,” while adding, “The sets are great, the choreography is great. I love it. The story really hangs together.”
During the curtain call the shows cast brought ousted original director Julie Taymor onto the stage, Taymor was released from the project in March after the shows problems spiraled out of control.