After preparation for the upcoming “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” was put on hiatus a few weeks ago, many figured the long-in-the-works off-Broadway musical would be permanently shelved.
The big issue was funding for the show and budget overruns.
Now it appears that those issues have been solved.
Actor Alan Cummings, who has been cast as the Green Goblin in the musical, told the Los Angeles Times that the musical is back on track.
Cumming is set to star alongside Evan Rachel Wood in her Mary Jane Watson role when “Turn Off The Dark” reportedly premieres in February of 2010, although no further casting announcements have been made.
Cumming also related his shared concern with fans when the musical was put on hiatus over the summer after it reportedly ran out of money, a problem that stirred up its share of curriosity given the production’s rumored $40 million price tag.
“How can you run out of money? You don’t imagine that happening with a huge blockbuster like this. It was all very shocking, but I suppose it all adds to the legend of the show,” said Cumming.
Despite the production’s drama off-stage, Cumming is apparently a big fan of Bono and the Edge’s music and lyrics as well as Julie Taymor and Glen Berger’s book – even if the super hero subject matter isn’t the most serious thing on Broadway.
“It’s a really good script,” Cumming said. “It’s potentially huge cheese, and it’s really kind of not cheese at all.”