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Mar122011

'Spider-Man' Shows Canceled, Opening Set for June

Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic/Getty(NEW YORK) -- The producers of the troubled Broadway show Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark have announced that the show is now scheduled to open on June 14.

Lead producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris made the announcement Saturday, and also said that there will be no preview shows from April 19 to May 11. The shutdown is reportedly to allow new changes to be implemented and to facilitate rehearsals. The show’s producers also say there will be revisions to the script. Ticketholders for the canceled shows will be refunded.

The $65 million show has now had its opening delayed six times, and before Saturday’s announced date was scheduled to open March 15. Earlier in the week Julie Taymor removed herself as director of the production.

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has been plagued by injuries to cast members, prompting a government workplace safety inspection and causing at least one injured cast member to quit.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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