Spider-Man Broadway show opening put back one month

Spider-Man star Reeve Carney Reeve Carney plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the $65m (£42m) musical

Related Stories

The opening night of the new Spider-Man musical on Broadway has been delayed a month due to "unforseeable setbacks".

Producers have pushed the official first night back to 7 February to allow the cast and crew more time to prepare.

"It has become clear that we need to give the team more time to fully execute their vision," lead producer Michael Cohl said in a statement.

The show has been beset with problems, including a lead actor getting injured during a preview show.

Natalie Mendoza, who plays "spider goddess" Arachne, was hit in the head by a rope and suffered a concussion during the first performance on 28 November.

The start of previews had previously been delayed five times because of technical glitches.

"I have no intention of cutting a single corner in getting to the finish line," Mr Cohl said in a statement.

A spokesman for the show would not disclose which elements of the musical still need work.

The $65m (£42m) production - the most expensive ever staged on Broadway - features music written by Bono and The Edge of U2.

It has a 41-member cast, 18 orchestra members, several complicated sets and 27 daring aerial stunts.

More on This Story

Related Stories

More Entertainment & Arts stories



  • Alana Saarinen at pianoMum, Dad and Mum

    The girl with three biological parents

  • Polish and British flags alongside British roadsideWar debt

    Does the UK still feel a sense of obligation towards Poles?

  • Islamic State fighters parade in Raqqa, Syria (30 June 2014)Who backs IS?

    Where Islamic State finds support to become a formidable force

  • Bride and groom-to-be photographed underwaterWetted bliss

    Chinese couples told to smile, but please hold your breath

  • A ship is dismantled for scrap in the port city of Chittagong, BangladeshDangerous work

    Bangladesh's ship breakers face economic challenge

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.