Spider-Man Will Shut Down For More Than Three Weeks Before Officially Opening June 14

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11 Mar 2011

Lead producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris announced on March 11 that they have rescheduled the opening of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark for June 14 at Broadway's Foxwoods Theatre.



In addition, "to allow rehearsal time for the new changes being implemented in the show," performances from Tuesday, April 19 to Wednesday, May 11 have been cancelled. Preview performances will resume on Thursday, May 12.

This amended schedule will allow "the time necessary to execute" a new creative "plan," which includes revisions to the script, overseen by newcomers to the creative team, including playwright Roberto Aguirre Sacasa (a Marvel comics writer and an acclaimed dramatist) and director Philip William McKinley (The Boy From Oz).

As a result of the new opening night, the scheduled performances on June 12, June 14 and June 15 have been cancelled. Additional shows have been added on June 13 at 7:30 PM and June 17 at 2 PM. All ticketholders for the cancelled performances who purchased their tickets through Ticketmaster or at the box office will be offered the option of exchanging or returning their tickets. Ticketholders who purchased through other outlets should contact the point of purchase for further information.

As previously announced, "due to the new schedule, director and co-book writer Julie Taymor will no longer continue in her day-to-day duties with the production."

Tickets are currently on sale through Oct. 2. Visit SpiderManOnBroadway.com.