The last time we checked in with Broadway's most expensive — and most lucrative — disaster, there were more safety violations, and lots of bad reviews, and national parodies.
What does Your Friendly Neighborhood Singing Spider-Man have for us this week?
Director Julie Taymor is Out!
Sources tell (iFanboy's favorite news network) NY1 that after meeting with the show's producers, superstar director Julie Taymor is leaving the show. No replacement has been named as of yet, but If the producers are reading this, I am currently available. I've never directed a Broadway show before, but I have also never blown $65 million dollars.
Opening Day Pushed To Summer!
The "official" opening date for Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark has been pushed back many times, at last report it was set to bow on March 15, a scant six days away. Well, forget that. The new release date is said to be the non-specific "June." With a new director now having to come on board, I'd say that's a cointoss.
Federal Fines For The Cast Injuries!
On Friday, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued three workplace safety violations to the production company related to the four injuries to the cast members that have already been widely reported. The three fines total $12,600, which is shockingly low when you consider that they are described as "serious violations."
Tracking the developments with this show has become one of my favorite past times. The only thing that's really left for Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark is for it to get its own behind-the-scenes reality show. I'd watch that religiously.