"Spider-Man" Sets June Opening Date - NBC New York

"Spider-Man" Sets June Opening Date

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    NEWSLETTERS

    (Published Thursday, March 10, 2011)

    Producers of Broadway's "Spider-Man'' musical have announced a new opening date for the show -- June 14th -- following six postponements as the troubled production endured accidents and creative revisions.

    In a release, producers said performances from Tuesday, April 19th to Wednesday, May 11th have been canceled with preview performances resuming on Thursday, May 12th.

    The delay -- the sixth for Broadway's most expensive show -- "will allow rehearsal time for the new changes being implemented," said a statement from the show.
     
    This week, producers announced the delay and said they were bringing in a new creative team that will still include Julie Taymor.

    "The team will be implementing a new plan to make significant and exciting revisions to the production,'' lead producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris said earlier this week.

    Philip William McKinley and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa have joined the production to assist with new staging and rewrites. Musical consultants Paul Bogaev and sound designer Peter Hylenski are also on the new team.