Broadway's 'Spider-Man' Gets New Flying Finale
The troubled musical's creators amp up the ending after the original fell flat.
Another problem fixed for Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark -- the play's widely-criticized ending has been replaced with a new airborne sequence.
The new finale now includes a flying scene where the superhero propels triumphantly around the theater, according to the New York Times. The Hollywood Reporter previously wrote that previews in the play were closed to the press the week of Dec. 13 so that the ending could be retooled.
Rick Miramontez, a spokesman for the play, said that the new ending involved “an airborne finale moment that will be familiar to Spider-Man fans around the world.”
The new finale is meant to fix a problem which had plagued the $65 million production -- the boring ending. Theater-goers complained about the previous, temporary ending which featured Peter Parker having a romantic moment with his girlfriend Mary Jane.
The play is scheduled to open on March 15, after four delays and multiple injuries to rehearsing cast-members.