If you haven’t been following the sad, doomed story of the musical Spider-Man: Turn Of The Dark, you’re in for a treat. The brainchild of Julie Taymor (The Lion King musical), playwright Glen Berger and Bono and the Edge from U2, the production was seriously delayed after it was found to be $25 million in debt. That caused the two signed stars of the project, Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming, to jump ship and the production had to move to a different theater. They managed to get more financing (at a projected $52 million, it’ll be one of the most expensive broadway shows ever) and supposedly the show’s still happening…or it would be if it wasn’t under investigation for injuring two performers during the show’s acrobatic stunts.
The New York Times reported that performer Kevin Aubin broke both wrists while demonstrating a high-flying slingshot maneuver in late October and it later turned out that another actor broke a toe doing the same thing a month before. And now, the New York Department of Labor is investigating the show and preview shows can’t begin until they sign off on the show’s safety measures.
And if you had any doubt that this show will not be worth the money and pain it’s already caused, here’s what one of the songs, Boy Falls From the Sky, sounds like. Try not to break both your wrists rushing to turn it off.
Video after the jump!