- No firm opening date has been chosen because, they say, it all depends on when things get started up again. February 25, 2010 seems highly unlikely, but they are still selling tickets starting that date to American Express cardholders only.
- No date for further public sale has been given. Probably as they say because a firm date has not been chosen, and if they only have to refund/reschedule AmEx customers so be it. This way tickets are still on sale, but not fully on sale, either.
- Full financing is still not in place, but "due shortly," at which time production will resume.
- A promise made that Turn Off the Dark will happen in 2010 now begs the question: in which season? 09-10 or 10-11. Does Spidey really want to go head-to-head with Love Never Dies?
- The actor chosen to portray Peter Parker/Spider-Man is Reeve Carney, a virtual unknown, but a singer with an album coming out shortly. Press pictures being what they are, they sure picked a sexy guy. You can see that "geeky" (Peter Parker) is possible, while "conflicted superhero" is an easy jump to make, too.
- Previously announced stars Alan Cumming (The Green Goblin) and Rachel Evan Wood (Mary Jane Watson) are still attached.
- A new producing structure has been announced, with Michael Cohl named as Lead Producer.
(The Hero: Reeve Carney as Peter Parker/Spider-Man)
(The Love Interest: Rachel Evan Wood as Mary Jane Watson)
(The Villain: Alan Cumming as The Green Goblin)
(The Creative Team: The Edge, Julie Taymor, Bono)
When all is said and done, someone will have great material for a book. Let's just hope it is a coffee table book commemorating a huge hit musical instead of a seedy tell-all about the nasty inner workings of theatre!
I'm more and more intrigued about how this will play out. What do you think? Leave a comment!