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Broadway's 'Spider-Man' delayed for 5th time

A scene from 'Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark', the Broadway musical. For more information, visit SpiderManOnBroadway.Marvel.com (Jacob Cohl, SpiderManOnBroadway.Marvel.com)

January 14, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The most expensive show ever mounted on Broadway, "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" has been delayed again. This is the fifth time the opening night for the show has been postponed.

Producers said they need another month to fine tune the show and a new ending. Once a show officially opens, it is considered frozen and no more tinkering is allowed.

This announcement was the latest setback in a series of delays, cast injuries and technical difficulties to beset the ambitious $65 million production.

Years in the making, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" had financing woes before its first stunt was executed. Originally scheduled to open Dec. 21, the show was postponed to Jan. 11 and then to Feb. 7. Now it will be March 15.