Is incoming mega-tuner “Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark” hanging by a thread?
In the past couple of weeks, rumors have run rampant all over the legit world that the big-budget musical from director Julie Taymor and musicians Bono and the Edge, skedded to begin Broadway perfs in February, may be called off.
Here’s what we know: Work on the show has stopped, both in the shop constructing the physical production and in the theater where “Spider-Man” is due to bow, with the halt attributed to “cash-flow problems.”
Word drifted around town last week that the show is gone for good from the Broadway season sked, but producers — including Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle, Martin McCallum, Marvel Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment — tried to quell the chatter.
According to a statement from their camp: “Hello Entertainment is aware of the speculation about the future of ‘Spider-Man’ on Broadway and is re-confirming that the plan is to resume production shortly and preview on Feb. 25, 2010, at the Hilton Theater when cash-flow issues have been resolved.”