'Spider-Man' Musical Gets New Finale

New act featuring airborne stunt debuted last night

January 20, 2011 12:20 PM ET
'Spider-Man' Musical Gets New Finale
Jacob Cohn

The Spider-Man musical finally has a grand finale. After weeks of putting on the show with a temporary ending in place, the fully-realized final act of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark made its debut on Broadway last night.

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The new version of the ending includes a sequence in which Spider-Man flies around the theater in a moment of triumph. Audiences had previously complained that the show ended anticlimactically, with the curtain closing after a tender moment between Spider-Man's alter-ego Peter Parker and his girlfriend Mary Jane Watson.

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Despite the addition of the new conclusion, the show is still being tinkered with by director Julie Taymor, songwriters Bono and the Edge and music producer Steve Lillywhite. The production is currently scheduled to open officially at the Foxwoods Theater on March 15th.

A New Finale for ‘Spider-Man’ [NY Times]

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