The Broadway musical adaptation of the “Spider-Man” story is swinging back into action after months of being slowed down by financial woes. According to the New York Post, the show is has a new target date of Fall 2010 after it was originally slated to bow on February 25th.
The article states that “inexperience and inept” producer David Garfinkle nearly ran the project into the ground, which led to U2 frontman Bono’s longtime business partner Michael Cohl stepping in and fixing the mess. But there’s another partner in the mix — none other than Spider-Man’s new boss.
“The financing is now in place, with a chunk coming from Disney, which recently acquired Marvel Comics,” reports the site. “Cohl and Disney have sorted it all out … Garfinkle is around in name only.”
Alan Cumming and Reeve Carney are both expected to continue their roles as the Green Goblin and Spider-Man respectively, but Evan Rachel Wood’s name is curiously absent from the article. Assuming she’s still in place, Wood will play Mary Jane Watson.
Theatergoers that purchased tickets to “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark” when the show was still scheduled to open next month will have the chance to exchange their ticket or seek a refund, according to the Associated Press.
The news that “Turn off the Dark” is back on comes hot off the heels of the collapse of Sony’s recent “Spider-Man” franchise. With Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi no longer on board, the movie studio is currently planning a series reboot based on a screenplay from James Vanderbilt that brings Peter Parker back to high school.
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