“Spider-Man” Opens on Broadway Tonight

Jun 14, 2011 7:04pm

“Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” the Broadway rock musical whose back-story has earned more attention than the performance itself, will finally have its opening night at Foxwoods Theatre in New York City tonight. Six delayed openings, five injured cast members — one of whom almost died in a fall — and some of the worst reviews in history have plagued the show for months. As Broadway’s most expensive production ever at well over $70 million, “Spider-Man” has hosted a record number of nearly 180 preview performances since November. Bono and The Edge sat down with “Nightline” anchor Cynthia McFadden for an exclusive interview last month, saying they agreed with much of the show’s criticism, but also praised the work of former director Julie Taymor. Taymor left the show earlier this year. Watch interview HERE. Tonight, “Nightline” heads back for the show’s opening night to find out how the troubled Broadway musical faired for its official debut. Tune into to “Nightline” tonight at 11: 35 p.m. ET/PT to watch what happens.

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