$65 million later, 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,' Broadway's most expensive musical ever, had its first official preview performance last night at the Foxwoods Theater in Midtown Manhattan.
Expectations were understandably sky-high, given the talent involved in the project ('Lion King' director Julie Taymor brought in Bono and The Edge of U2 to write the show's music and lyrics) and its sheer ambition. But did 'Spider-Man's' unofficial debut go off without a hitch? Well, not exactly.
According to the NY Times, the show, which began 24 minutes late, had to be stopped five separate times, four of which came during Act I. In one instance, the titular character (played by Reeve Carney) found himself stuck above the audience during a routine flying scene. Intermission was called as soon as Carney was rescued.