Producers of Spider Man Musical Confirm Delay

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The producers of the new musical Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark confirmed Jan. 12 that the eagerly awaited production will not begin previews at the Hilton Theatre Feb. 25, as originally announced.

Despite rumors, the production is moving forward, according to the announcement: "A revised schedule of preview performances, and an opening date in 2010, will be confirmed shortly."

The New York Post reported Jan. 12 that Spider-Man would likely begin previews in September with an official opening in November; that schedule has not been confirmed.

"Ticketmaster is contacting ticket holders impacted by the delay," the statement continues. "Anyone who has purchased tickets may request a refund from Ticketmaster immediately, or wait for the announcement of the new performance schedule at which time further details for new dates and exchanges will be announced." Visit or call (800) 745-3000.

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According to produces, "Drawing from over 40 years of Marvel comic books for inspiration, Spider-Man spins a new take on the mythic tale of a young man propelled from a modest rowhouse in Queens to the sky-scraping spire of the Chrysler Building, the bustling offices of the Daily Bugle, through the dizzying canyons of Manhattan, to new vistas never before seen. The musical follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down — literally — when he's bitten by a genetically altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to his bedroom ceiling. This bullied science-geek — suddenly endowed with astonishing powers — soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility as villains test not only his physical strength but also his strength of character. Spider-Man's battles will hurtle the audience through an origin story both recognizable and unexpected — yielding new characters as well as familiar faces — until a final surprising confrontation casts a startling new light on this hero's journey."

The show features music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy Award winners Bono and The Edge of U2 with direction by Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor (The Lion King). Spider-Man is written by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel).

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