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'Spider-Man' Musical Will Return to Broadway in June

Reworked production will include additional songs by Bono and the Edge

April 19, 2011 12:55 PM ET
Reeve Carney and Jennifer Damiano
Reeve Carney and Jennifer Damiano
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The producers of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark have announced that the troubled musical will be relaunched on June 14th. The revamped version of the production is said to include new songs written by U2's Bono and the Edge, as well as altered and expanded choreography.

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The show is also expected to jettison much of the story developed by the show's creator, Julie Taymor. Though Taymor is still involved with the musical, she has been replaced as its director by Broadway veteran Phil McKinley. Taymor's version of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has been a box office hit, but it has been beset by extremely poor reviews and word-of-mouth reports, as well as several on-set accidents involving performers.

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Even before Taymor's departure as director in March, the show had undergone steady tinkering, which has resulted in its opening date being pushed back several times over.

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