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Spider-Man musical offers ticket refunds

U2's Bono and The Edge are providing the music and lyrics for the musical

Theatregoers who bought tickets for the upcoming Broadway Spider-Man musical have been offered refunds due to a delay in bringing it to the stage.

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark was due to open on 25 February, but production stopped last summer because of financial difficulties.

Producers said the show was "moving forward" and an opening date, for later in the year, would be announced soon.

The musical features a score by Bono and The Edge from rock band U2.

Ticket-holders can request a refund or exchange for another date when the new performance schedule at the Hilton Theatre is announced.

Scottish actor Alan Cumming has been cast in the role of Norman Osborn, also known as the villainous Green Goblin, while The Wrestler star Evan Rachel Wood will play Peter Parker's girlfriend, Mary Jane Watson.

Relatively-unknown singer and actor Reeve Carney has been cast in the lead role.

The show is reportedly the most expensive Broadway production of all time, with a budget of almost $50m (£30.8m).

The news comes a day after the announcement that actor Tobey Maguire and director Sam Raimi would not be returning for a fourth instalment of the Spider-Man film franchise.

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