Rep: Despite Spider-Man on Broadway Issues, 'Previews Will Continue as Planned'

10:59 AM PST 11/29/2010 by Georg Szalai
Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Sunday’s show was halted five times as actors dangled from cables and an audience member yelled, 'I feel like a guinea pig!'

NEW YORK - The show will go on for Spider-Man.

Despite major problems during the first preview, the Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark will continue. "There will be no delays in performance schedule," a spokesman told The Hollywood Reporter. "Previews will continue as planned."

He added: "The cast and crew were thrilled to play the show in front of their first audience last night."

The most expensive stage production of all time - at $65 million, it's twice as much as the runner-up Shrek the Musical - ran over three-and-a-half hours in its first Sunday preview and stopped at least five times times as actors dangled from cables with flying tricks gone wrong, according to reports. One woman reportedly catcalled: "I don’t know how everyone else feels, but I feel like a guinea pig today -- I feel like it’s a dress rehearsal." She was met with boos.


 

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