Good news! Despite the various budget-related calamities that forced the production into hiatus and the release of actors from their contracts, the creative team behind Broadway’s Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark just announced that the show will, in fact, open someday. In a press release, they say U2 tour organizer Michael Cohl will step in as the Bono-scored musical’s lead producer, replacing the hapless David Garfinkle, who was allegedly responsible for most of Dark’s money woes (he’ll still serve in a lesser capacity, says the release). No opening date has been set, but Michael Riedel (who broke all of the above news earlier today) says it’ll be next July. In further news, the lead role has officially been cast — as rumored, Peter Parker will be played by previously unfamous actor-singer Reeve Carney (pictured).
Here’s Carney doing “Bohemian Rhapsody” at a gig in 2007:
Not bad! Vulture’s deepest condolences, Josh Bednarsky.