Update: 'Spider-Man' Opening Officially Delayed Until Feb. 7
The trouble-plagued Broadway production of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," featuring music from U2's Bono and the Edge, has delayed its opening night until February 7, according to a release from the production company.
The original opening night was January 11.
Lead producer Michael Cohl said in a statement: "Due to some unforeseeable setbacks, most notably the injury of a principal cast member, it has become clear that we need to give the team more time to fully execute their vision."
"Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark is an extremely ambitious undertaking, as everyone knows, and I have no intention of cutting a single corner in getting to the finish line," he added.
The Hollywood Reporter said earlier this week that the $65 million Broadway production was going to be delayed once again.
But despite technical glitches and actor injuries (villainess Natalie Mendoza received a concussion after being struck in the head by equipment backstage; she returned Wednesday; a flying performer broke both his wrists while rehearsing), news about the daring stunts has only fueled interest in the production.
During its first week of previews, the show grossed $919,457 from five performances at the theater. That's 98.2% capacity at an average ticket price of $97.11. Three previews were cancelled; had the show played a full eight performances, it could have made nearly $1.5 million.