Original Version of 'Spider-Man' Takes Its Bow This Weekend

2:37 PM PST 04/15/2011 by THR staff
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As the show goes on a three-week hiatus, producers of the troubled Broadway musical release a statement calling the final performances "historic."

The original version of the troubled $65 million Broadway musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark will take its final bow after this weekend's performances. Producers released a statement calling the final performances "historic."
 
It will begin a three-week hiatus before a new version is unveiled May 12.
 
Julie Taymor has already stepped down as director to make way for a new creative team, which includes Philip William McKinley and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (an acclaimed playwright and a noted writer of Spider-Man comic books) who are implementing new staging and book rewrites, respectively.  
 
The expanded team also includes musical consultant Paul Bogaev (Tarzan, Bombay Dreams, Aida, Sunset Boulevard) and sound designer Peter Hylenski (Elf, Scottsboro Boys, Rock of Ages, Shrek), both of whom have already been working on the production.
 
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