The troubled production of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” is looking for some help.
Producers of the off-Broadway play (which has made headlines for injuries during rehearsals and several negatively reviewed previews) are looking to comic book writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to come in and help with the script, according to the New York Times.
A deal isn’t in place yet for the former Marvel writer to work on the script, but the Times reports that conversations are on-going.
Spider-Man, the most expensive production in Broadway history, has been panned by critics from The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times and The Washington Post, among others.
After the reviews ran online, Spider-Man producers went on the defensive, slamming critics for running reviews ahead of the official March 15 opening.
They also said director Julie Taymor was working with Glen Berger on changes to their script’s story line, while composers Bono and the Edge were writing new music.
The slew of negative reviews was just the latest hurdle for the long-plagued $64 million musical, which has suffered creative setbacks, opening-night delays and multiple cast injuries that caused two performers to drop out.
Aguirre-Sacasa declined to comment to the Times, while a show rep had no immediate comment.