New York, NY, United States (CNS) – To say the new Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” has been plagued with problems is the understatement of the century. But here come U2′s Bono and The Edge to the rescue.
Bono and The Edge, who wrote the score for the musical, will be sitting in on the musical starting next week through the show’s official launch.
No, they won’t be performing (although launching into “Vertigo” when another cast member is left hanging isn’t a bad idea), but they will be sitting in the audience. It looks like they’ll be a part of the fine-tuning process that’s currently underway. Director Julie Taymor will also be in attendance.
“Julie and Bono and Edge…will be in the theater next week and for all of the preview performances leading up to the opening night working on the show,” the spokesman for the production Rick Miramontez told EW.
Along with performances filled with technical difficulties, cancelled shows, cast member exits, and injuries landing performers in the hospital, the show is thankfully undergoing some changes. Miramontez wouldn’t specify what changes, however.
Early reviews have already started to trickle out criticizing the show, with Jeremy Gerard of Bloomsberg calling it “an unfocused hodge-podge of story-telling, myth-making and spectacle that comes up short in every department,” and some theatergoers calling the score “weak.”
We’ll see if the show can turn more theatergoers on when it opens officially on February 7th, 2011.
Meanwhile, “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” continues preview performances of the $65-million production all throughout January at the Foxwoods Theatre on Broadway.
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