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U2's Spider-Man Musical has some glitches

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, a Broadway Musical scored by Bono and the Edge, had a rough time with its first preview.  The show has cost an estimated $65 million, the most expensive in Broadway history, and has had difficulties from its beginning.  Problems only continued during its first preview to audiences.  After starting almost a half an hour late, the show ran for more than three hours and was delayed five times.  The most awkward malfunction was at the end of the first act in which lead actor Reeve Carney (Peter Parker/Spider-Man) was left dangling over the audience after a would-be climactic aerial stunt.  Carney was supposed to soar above the crowd towards a balcony but got stuck after a few yards.  Crew members managed to catch him by the foot, and the stage manager called intermission. The intermission lasted for more than half an hour, causing the audience to clap in unison. After another mishap in the second act a woman in the crowd stood up and yelled "I feel like a guinea pig today — I feel like it's a dress rehearsal."    Critics were divided in their reviews of the production and score.  The New York Timeswrote that most of the show's stunts "went off without a hitch, with children and some adults squealing in delight." while The New York Post called the show an "epic flop as the $65 million show's high-tech gadgetry went completely awry amid a dull score and baffling script."  Hopefully director and Emmy-winning Broadway vet Julie Taymor can pull everything together by the official opening night in January.

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