It is almost becoming laughable how many things seem to be going wrong with the Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark. We’ve already been through heartbreak several times, whether it was about Alan Cumming and Evan Rachel Wood leaving the show, to the budget getting slashed in half, to countless actors being hurt during live productions. Things just don’t seem to be going well at all for the first-ever Broadway musical about a superhero.
Time to add two more pieces of bad news to that list, as it’s been rumored that Julie Taymor, one-half of the genius behind the whole production, may be asked to leave the production, due to producers having serious issues with some of the aforementioned problems.
The creative staff have been given a list of rules and health regulations that need to be implemented in order for the show to continue to its opening night, which was originally slated for Monday of next week (March 15th). Now it seems that that, too, may be changing.
With an indefinite solution as to whether Taymor will be leaving or continuing her work on the show, the production house has decided to push the opening night of Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark to mid-June, rather than next week.
For a show like this, this is the worst news that could come through. This is only one of that many push-backs that the opening night has gotten. So it’s in our opinion, that if you live in the Greater New York area, and you ever want to see this production, you try to get in while you can to a preview night, as we don’t expect this show to make it to one full-house performance.