Spider-Man musical officially opens on Broadway, despite series of delays and mishaps (Video)

By on Jun 15, 2011 in Entertainment, Music, United States Comments

Spider-Man musical officially opened on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 on Broadway, as shown in the video below; despite series of delays and mishaps that have occurred.

Spider-Man musical on Broadway
Image Credit: Telegraph.co.uk

According to international news sites on Wednesday, “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” finally opened on Broadway after it was canceled for about three weeks due to series of mishaps.

Apparently, five incidents occurred on the show last year including that of Christopher Tierney, who fell on the stage last December while doing a Spiderman stunt, and was hospitalized.

On March 2011, Spider-Man director Julie Taymor left the show and Philip William McKinley came in co-director, but she was reported to have still given full credit for her work.

On Tuesday night, Taymor was present on the opening of the “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” at the Foxwoods Theater in New York and was called on the stage.

“I just want to thank everybody especially this cast and this crew.” Taymor told the audience, and was hugged by the show’s cast and members.

Nevertheless, reports said that the highlight of the show was U2‘s Bono who received a standing ovation as he said, “We had to save Spider-Man because Spider-Man has to save New York“.

Bono and The Edge wrote the music and lyrics for the Spider-Man musical, which the entire production was said to have cost about $70 million.

Meanwhile, different personalities also attended the Spider-Man opening night which include former US President Bill Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea.

Nevertheless, a lot of celebrities also supported the show including hip-hop star Jay-Z, tennis icon John McEnroe, director Spike Lee and actors Matt Damon and Steve Martin.

Spider-Man musical opening night on Broadway, June 14, 2011
Video Credit: Telegraph.co.uk

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