Video: A Backstage Tour of the Spider-Man Broadway Musical

Posted on June 10, 2011

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is now ready for its official Broadway debut on June 14, 2011. The show that has had the longest previews in Broadway history has a new director -- Philip William McKinley -- new music by Bono and the Edge and stringent new safety measures in place.

Philip gave the AP an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the musical. It's fascinating. The flying rigs which are used for actors to fly over the crowd are pulled down every day before the performance and inspected. The actors on stage now have three tethers so they can't fall during the performance. Take a look: