"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is officially on hiatus as producers of the budget-busting musical scramble to rescue a show that has primarily made headlines for accidents to its cast and crew.
Following last Sunday's matinee performance, the musical will undergo a three-week hiatus, as producers scramble a show that has been labelled by some critics one of the "worst" in history.
Trying to accentuate the positive, the show's producers labelled the overhaul a "historic moment on Broadway" -- one that will them to incorporate new songs by Bono and The Edge.
Original director Julie Taymor left the project last month and the show's production team has brought in "The Boy From Oz" director Phil McKinley to design a more family friendly version. Sceenwriter and comic book writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ("Big Love") and choreographer Chase Brock have also been tapped to streamline the tangled production.
Despite, or perhaps because of, the bad buzz surrounding cast injuries, "Spider-Man" has remained one of Broadway's biggest ticket sellers. However, with an estimated budget of over $65 million, it has a long way to go to recoup its costs.
Another set of previews is expected to kick off May 12 and the official opening night is now set for June 14.