The production is still a long way from being finished, and according to sources, "A lot of it seems to exist only in Julie's [Taymor] head," But as far as Taymor and company are concerned, the show is on track for previews in February, 2010. According to the official website, tickets will be going on sale in October, but sources claim that agents are already trying to return the tickets that have been sold for advance previews.
After the jump: so where did it all go wrong?...
Riedel's sources claimed that it was the show's price tag that was the final straw for the troubled production. The show was budgeted at $45 million (with a weekly running cost of almost $900,000) but it looks like even with a sold-out house every night the production can't make a profit. But, the bottom line wasn't the only hurdle for the web-slinging musical, and according to Riedel, there is plenty of blame to go around for the show's producers, "Sony, Marvel Comics and David Garfinkle, a Chicago lawyer who, sources say, had almost no Broadway experience."
But if you were looking forward to a singing and dancing Peter Parker, all is not lost -- at least not yet anyway. Remember, nothing is official, so stay tuned to Cinematical for any updates that come our way.