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Report: 'Spider-Man' Script Gets A Rework

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The producers of the troubled Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" have reportedly hired a writer to rework the plot.

Deadline reports that Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will rewrite the script originally done by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger. Aguirre-Sacas has written Spider-Man comics for Marvel.

The $65 million production of "Spider-Man" has become Broadway's most expensive show and its opening has been delayed four times since beginning previews Nov. 28. The show is now scheduled to open March 15.

The production is led by "The Lion King" director Julie Taymor, with music by U2's Bono and The Edge.

The $65 million production has been trashed by critics who reviewed it earlier this month, despite it still being in previews.

Among the other problems is a series of injuries related to the production that led to the New York State Department of Labor issuing two safety violations against the Broadway musical.

Cast members injured include a stunt actor who fell 35 feet during a performance and suffered a skull fracture and cracked vertebrae, and a lead actress who dropped out after she suffered a concussion.

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