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Week of Broadway Musical Mishaps

Posted by on March 9, 2011 at 2:40 PM EST

broadwayBroadway musical mishaps frontrunner Spider Man, delayed again.

Broadway weaves a wicked web as the long-awaited “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark” musical appears to be delayed yet again. The Spider Man musical was scheduled to open March 15th, and that would make this the third official delay that the production has declared.

Even worse, the Spider Man musical’s director, Julie Taymor, is reported to have quit the Broadway production entirely. While it has not yet been officially reported by Taymor’s reps, it wouldn’t be surprising, as the show has run into many problems; the performance has been ripped apart by critics for being poorly scripted and many members of the cast have sustained injuries on set.

The New York Times has reported that the Spider Man musical will now have a 3 month delay in its opening date-meaning the show will likely not open until June, now.

But this isn’t the only Broadway musical that’s been doing poorly, as of late. Pop Punk band Green Day’s musical, “American Idiot” has also plummeted in sales recently, following lead singer Billy Joe Armstrong’s departure from the Broadway show. Box office sales for the show have reportedly dropped from $1.3 million to $395,000, which paints a grim looking picture for the future of the musical, which is now likely to be cancelled.

Where is Andrew Lloyd Webber when you need him! (Apparently too busy working on his latest production, The Wizard of Oz).



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