While the Theatre World is still abuzz from Sunday's Tony Awards, all eyes now turn to another red carpet event: the much-delayed opening of SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK.
Julie Taymor - the former director who was now-infamously ousted from the show prior to its May shutdown - was among those to walk the red carpet. "I am very excited. It's opening night!" She told the Associated Press. "I am delighted to be here."
Tonight's opening puts an official end to SPIDER-MAN's record-breaking preview count at 183. Among other news worthy events - injuries, delays, and more - from SPIDER-MAN, many early reviews of the show were released in February. Tonight, reviews of the reworked show are already being posted prior to the 10 PM embargo, leading to a quick response from producers.
"Everyone in this production has waited a very long time to get to this point, and it is incredibly disrespectful that certain members of the media won't wait a few more hours to post their reviews," a statement read. "We trust that no other outlets will stoop so low."
The production has been revamped by new creative team, as previously announced: Philip William McKinley stepped into the role of director, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa reworked the book, and Chase Brock choreographed. The expanded team also includes musical consultant Paul Bogaev and sound designer Peter Hylenski.
Tickets for SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark are priced from $67.50 - $135 for weekday performances and $67.50 - $140 for weekend performances and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by calling (877) 250-2929. Tickets are also available at the Foxwoods Theatre box office, which is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark now plays the following performance schedule: Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Read the full Associated Press report here.