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BROADWAY'S SPIDER-MAN OPENING DELAYED - AGAIN

The producers of Broadway's troubled Spider-Man musical have postponed their opening night for a third time - in order to perfect the show's new ending.

Bosses behind Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark announced on Thursday (13Jan11) they will need another month to fine-tune the production after reworking the closing sequence.

Lead producer Michael Cohl has promised eager fans it will be "the final postponement", according to the Associated Press.

The $65 million show, which features a score composed by U2 rockers Bono and The Edge, is now scheduled to open on 15 March (11). It was originally due to open on 21 December (10), but was postponed to 11 January (11) and then again to 7 February (11).

Theatre bosses have battled a string of problems to get the curtain up amid rising costs, onset accidents and inspections by safety officials.