Another day, another revision, right? After a few weeks of revamping the show to address safety issues, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark premiered its first preview performance for the umpteeth time last night in NYC.
The struggling show has had its fair share of headaches already. And to think, the curtain hasn’t officially risen on Broadway! The original director, Julie Taymor, was replaced by another director, Philip William McKinley, to make some changes to actually add some flying sequences to the show which is set for an opening night of June 14!
According to E! News (via PopEater), the additional stunts may be a shocker considered several actors were injured from previous performances. Aside from the $5 million overhaul which tweaked the script and action sequences, Bono and The Edge also added new tunes to the show.
In an email to the New York Times, Bono wrote, “What was great about Turn Off the Dark 1.0 was unusual and rare: magic, a pop-up Pop-Art opera with a bit of rock ‘n’ roll circus thrown in.” The U2 frontman added, “What was not right about it was a catalog of commonplace problems — story knots, bad sound and finally a failure to cohere, meaning that the whole was not greater than the sum of the parts, as wonderful as some of those parts were.”