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'Spider-Man' Musical Play to Be Opened on Broadway in December

August 11, 2010 (6:20 am) GMT
After months of financial setbacks and cast changes, lead producer Michael Cohl has promised 'Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark' would be opened on Broadway on December 21.
'Spider-Man' Musical Play to Be Opened on Broadway in December

Superhero stage show "" is finally scheduled to spin its web on Broadway following months of financial setbacks and cast changes - the musical is set to open in December. "Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark", which features a score by stars and , has been in the works for six years and producers had initially planned to begin previews in February.

But the show suffered a number of major blows earlier this year when both , who was set to play the villainous Green Goblin, and , cast as Spider-Man's leading lady Mary Jane, quit the ambitious production, citing scheduling difficulties.

Tony Award nominee Jennifer Damiano was subsequently announced as Wood's replacement, while actor Patrick Page has reportedly been offered Cumming's role. Reeve Carney remains on board as Spider-Man in the Julie Taymor production.

And the show has now secured an official launch date - on Tuesday, August 10, lead producer Michael Cohl promised "Spider-Man" fans the highly-anticipated play would begin preview performances on November 14 and open on December 21. The musical has been touted as one of the most expensive productions in Broadway history, costing investors an estimated $50 million.

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