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Spider-Man Musical Delays Its Opening On Broadway

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2010 file photo, a building-sized banner covers the front of the Foxwoods Theater on 42nd street where preparations are underway for the opening of Spider-Man, the most expensive show in Broadway history. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

FILE – In this Oct. 5, 2010 file photo, a building-sized banner covers the front of the Foxwoods Theater on 42nd street where preparations are underway for the opening of Spider-Man, the most expensive show in Broadway history. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

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NEW YORK (AP) – Spider-Man is having trouble getting off the ground on Broadway.

Producers of “Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark” are delaying by three weeks the opening of the costly and complicated show, meaning it will only be available for previews after the busy Thanksgiving holiday.

Originally scheduled to begin previews on Nov. 14 with an opening four days before Christmas, the show will now begin previews on Nov. 28 and open Jan. 11.

Lead producer Michael Cohl says “getting it right takes time,” citing an “unprecedented level of technical artistry” for the delay.

It’s the latest blow for the Julie Taymor-led show that features music by U2′s Bono and The Edge. Delays have cropped up and producers have come and gone. Two actors have been injured while practicing aerial stunts.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)