Refunds available for B'way's 'Spider-Man'

Production was supposed to start Feb. 25

NEW YORK -- The delay in bringing "Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark" to Broadway has prompted its producers to offer refunds to theatergoers who had purchased tickets for performances that at one time had been expected to start Feb. 25.

The producers said Tuesday that "the production is moving forward" and a new schedule for preview performances at the Hilton Theatre as well as an opening date later this year would be announced shortly.

Meanwhile, ticket holders can immediately request a refund from Ticketmaster or wait to exchange them for another date when the new performance schedule is announced.

The lavish musical has had a troubled history, with work on the musical stopped last summer because of financial difficulties. It now reportedly has a budget that could hit the $50 million mark.

"Spider-Man" will be directed by Julie Taymor and features a score by Bono and The Edge of U2.
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