Gasping Spider-Man Gets Revamp

Troubled production may be delayed yet again
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2011 5:20 AM CST
The Spider-Man character is suspended in the air in a scene from the musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," in New York.   (AP Photo/The O and M Co., Jacob Cohl)

(Newser) – The producers of the cursed Spider-Man Broadway musical are rejigging the show's musical numbers, and its official opening may get a sixth tweak, reports the New York Times. Veteran musical supervisor and conductor Paul Bogaev has been hired to revamp many of the $65 million show's musical numbers, according to a production spokesman; but he declined to comment on the possibility of opening day, currently March 15, being pushed back once again.

The spokesman denied that producers are also seeking the services of a script doctor and a co-director. The musical has suffered so many problems—and terrible reviews—that it may be remembered as one of the most cursed Broadway productions in recent memory, apart from one thing: It began preview performances in late November, and has been one of the top-grossing shows on Broadway since the performances began.

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