BONO Denies SPIDER-MAN Musical Has Been Axed!

By on 27 May, 2011

U2 frontman Bono is adamant his beleaguered Spider-Man musical has been not been given the chop and is still set to meet its June 2011 deadline for opening night!


Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark‘, which features music written by Bono and The Edge, has has fallen victim to numerous problems including onset accidents, safety investigations, spiralling costs and crippling delays.

The musical has been in previews since last year (2010) but was recently put on hiatus following the exit of director Julie Taymor (pictured above) and given a major revamp ahead of a 14th June, 2011 opening.

Bono performed a song from the show during the American Idol finale this week (w/c 23rd May 2011) and he has now revealed the musical is still a work in progress, but it is definitely on track to open on time.

He tells the Hollywood Reporter:

“We’re opening Spider-Man on the 14th. I promise it’s not been cancelled, and we’re very excited about it. It’s almost there – it will be there by opening night.”


It’s one thing to give a failing project a polish, but will they be able to convince preview audiences that everything can be put right?

I admire the optimism!




About Ed Bonilla

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    20 July, 2011 at 9:40 am

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