Revamped SpiderMan Opens

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 9:17am

Super hero musical overcomes early hurdles.

After the longest preview run in Broadway history, "Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark" officially opened in New York City Tuesday night.

Years of preparation, millions of dollars, stinging reviews and a record 183 previews all led up to Tuesday night's premier.

Those previews brought harsh criticism, namely that the show lacked a story and was fraught with technical errors.

Five cast members were injured during the production.

One body double for Spider-Man was out for months after he fell 30 feet from the acrobatic rigging during one preview.

The show's original director Julie Taymor was ousted soon after that, although she insisted there were no hard feelings.

All of the early drama behind the scenes seems to have paid off.

The audience offered glowing reviews of the revamped show.
 

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