"Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark" sounded like a good idea with Broadway veteran Julie Taymor ("Lion King") overseeing the production and U2's Bono and the Edge writing the music. But the over-budget musical was plagued with trouble from the get-go, suffering cast accidents
, major delays and the loss of Taymor
. And then there were the bad reviews
. Adding insult to injury (literally), the show served as a Tonys punch line.
Even the rockers got in on the skewering: "When I first saw the Tonys on our schedule, I just sort of assumed we had been nominated," quipped Bono. "It appears we missed the deadline," noted the Edge.