There might be trouble on the set of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, but one Broadway show is seeing plenty of success. The producers of Driving Miss Daisy announced via press release that the play has recouped its $2.6 million investment in just a little over nine weeks. (It is the first Broadway show of the 2010-11 season to fully recoup.) Miss Daisy — which stars James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave, and Boyd Gaines — also recently announced it is extending its run through April 9, 2011.
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Dick Van Dyke’s upcoming one-man autobiographical show, Dick Van Dyke – Step in Time! – A Musical Memoir will not open this winter as planned, due to an achilles injury to the 85-year-old Tony-winner. The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles announced the news last night, one week before the show was to open. In a statement, Van Dyke said, “Unfortunately, this injury is forcing me to be off my feet for a while. Perhaps there will be an opportunity to revisit this sometime in the future, but in the meantime, I thank everyone for their understanding and support.”
Arrested Development and Larry Sanders star Jeffrey Tambor has his sights set on his next starring role — he’ll take over Kelsey Grammer’s part as Georges in Broadway’s La Cage Aux Folles, which won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical this year. Recently, it was announced that Harvey Fierstein would play Albin, which is currently portrayed by Douglas Hodge, who won a Tony for the role. Grammer and Hodge are set to depart the production after the Feb. 13, 2011 performance. Tambor and Fierstein will debut in their roles on Feb. 15, 2011.
Tony-winning director Julie Taymor’s Spider-Man Turn off the Dark, a new Broadway musical with songs by U2′s Bono and the Edge, today announced plans to delay its opening by more than two weeks. The reported $60 million production, which was to have begun previews Nov. 14 in advance of a Dec. 21 opening, will now begin preview performances on Nov. 28 and open officially on Jan. 11, 2011. In a statement, lead producer Michael Cohl said, “Shows like ours, that embrace the challenge of opening on Broadway without an out-of-town tryout, often need to adjust their schedules along the way.” It’s the latest postponement for what has become the costliest show ever mounted on Broadway. Earlier this week, safety inspectors for the New York State Department of Labor reportedly had a first inspection of some of the aerial tricks contained in the show; at least one actor with the show broke his wrists last month when a slingshot-like stunt went awry during rehearsals.
The upcoming Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark musical has at least one more hurdle to clear before heading into previews November 14: a New York State Department of Labor safety inspection. According to the New York Times, “Under state law, shows like Spider-Man are not legally allowed to hold public performances until state inspectors review and approve special effects such as flying.” The $60 million production is under an additional investigation after one of its actors broke both his wrists after a slingshot-like stunt went awry during rehearsals.
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