U2's $31M Spider-Man Musical Hits Delays

Show is most expensive Broadway production ever
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2009 4:01 PM CST
U2's $31M Spider-Man Musical Hits Delays
Irish musician Bono from U2 is seen in the stands before the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester United in London, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

(Newser) Spider-Man has hit more snags en route to its debut as a Broadway musical, Bloomberg reports. Rehearsals for the U2-scored production, set to begin this spring, have been postponed indefinitely. With its budget currently at $31.3 million, the Spidey musical is the most expensive Broadway show ever, and costs could balloon to as much as $40 million.

Featuring music written by U2’s Bono and the Edge, the show has enlisted director Julie Taymor, who last dazzled Great White Way audiences with her Tony Award-winning Lion King adaptation a decade ago. The delays stem from indecision on the part of Taymor’s creative team, according to a source involved with the production. “This is the third time the date has been changed so far,” the source said.
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