(Roger Friedman’s piece appeared 4/17 on Showbiz 411; via Drudge Report)
“Spider Man: Turn off the Dark” played its last preview Sunday afternoon after more than a 100. Without ever officially opening, it closed for three weeks to retool ostensibly without its creator and visionary, Julie Taymor. In the audience at the Foxwoods Theatre sat Daniel Ezralow, the fired choreographer, and The Edge (aka David Evans) of the band U2, co-composer with Bono (Paul Hewson) of the show’s songs. There was a rumor that Bono was also in the house, unconfirmed. But missing from the final performance as Taymor, who rightly should have taken a big bow at the end of the show.