Rep: Spider-Man 'Previews Will Continue as Planned'
The show will go on for Spider-Man.
Despite major problems during the first preview, the Broadway production of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" will continue. "There will be no delays in performance schedule," a spokesman told the Hollywood Reporter. "Previews will continue as planned."
He added: "The cast and crew were thrilled to play the show in front of their first audience last night."
The most expensive stage production of all time - at $65 million, it's twice as much as the runner-up Shrek the Musical - ran over three-and-a-half hours in its first Sunday preview and stopped at least five times as actors dangled from cables with flying tricks gone wrong, according to reports.
One woman reportedly catcalled: "I don't know how everyone else feels, but I feel like a guinea pig today -- I feel like it's a dress rehearsal." She was met with boos.
After writing the original score to "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" with band mate the Edge, U2 singer Bono called the production "harder than we ever thought" in an interview with the Associated Press last week.