London, Aug 11 (IANS) The long awaited “Spider Man” musical is set to open in Broadway in December.
The musical called “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark”, which features a score by U2 stars The Edge and Bono, has been in the works for six years.
The show suffered a number of major setbacks earlier this year when both Alan Cumming, who was set to play the villainous Green Goblin, and Evan Rachel Wood, cast as Spider-Man’s leading lady Mary Jane, quit the ambitious production, citing scheduling difficulties, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Tony Award nominee Jennifer Damiano was subsequently announced as Wood’s replacement, while actor Patrick Page has reportedly been offered Cumming’s role. Actor Reeve Carney remains on board as Spider-Man in the Julie Taymor production.
The musical has been touted as one of the most expensive productions in Broadway history, costing investors an estimated $50 million.