NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — After a string of accidents and ugly reviews by critics, troubled B'way musical "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" is reportedly going dark for at least three weeks for an agonizing reappraisal of the whole scene.
According to news reports, the shutdown is designed to allow time for actors to rehearses scenes from a re-write of the show that producers hope will make the production more crowd-pleasing and easy to understand.
The production has brought aboard a new director, Phillip William McKinley and according to the Irish Times, both Bono and The Edge have flown to New York to lend assistance, including a re-write of some of the music. Both Bono and The Edge shared writing credits for some of the music the original version of the show.
"All I'll say is that one of the new songs is one of my favourites and I'm really excited about it," Bono told the Irish Times in regards to one of the rewritten songs.
The controversial musical is the most expensive ever to be staged on B'way, with more than $70m sunk into the production and despite never having officially opened, has already been seen by more than 285,000 people. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers