December 4, 2010
Like a superhero after a bad beat-down, the Broadway musical starring Spider-Man has dusted itself off and is fighting back against perhaps its greatest nemesis ? its own complications. After the first preview performance Sunday, in which "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" had to be halted five times because of technical glitches, two subsequent shows have each been stopped only once. "We've worked out 80% of our bugs," says lead producer Michael Cohl. "We're way ahead of the game.
January 20, 2010
Webb to weave Spidey Marc Webb has caught the job of "Spider-Man" director. Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios announced Tuesday that the "(500) Days of Summer" director will helm the next "Spider-Man" film following the departure of Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire, the director and star who worked on the previous three Spidey films. The fourth installment is set for a 2012 release and will focus on a younger version of the superhero. Webb said in a statement he was not taking over the series from Raimi but instead wanted the "opportunity for ideas, stories and histories that will add a new dimension, canvas and creative voice to 'Spider-Man.
March 23, 2011
Bad luck has struck the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" again: Another cast member has been hurt in a production that has been plagued by injuries. This time, lightning has struck twice in the same role. Rick Miramontez, the show's spokesman, confirmed Tuesday that T.V. Carpio, who plays Spidey's nemesis Arachne, was hurt March 16 "during an onstage battle scene with a fellow actor. " She is expected to sit out the next two weeks on doctor's orders, with America Olivo taking her place.
July 9, 2012 |
For proof of income inequality in America, look no further than the take-home pay of Batman and Spider-Man . Bruce Wayne is a 1 percenter, with an estimated annual income of $102 million. And that excludes the potential extra riches to be had from stock options. Spider-Man, by contrast, can't afford a Batmobile. He's clinging to a modest $50,000-a-year salary - barely enough to cover his tuition at New York University. The figures come courtesy of a blogger at H&R Block and appear to have as much - or as little - basis in reality as the comic strips themselves.
August 30, 2012 |
The warring parties in the "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" lawsuits -- one-time director Julie Taymor and the show's producers -- have reached what appears to be a tentative settlement. Judge Katherine B. Forrest issued an order Thursday reporting that the two parties have reached an agreement in principle, according to a court spokeswoman. The spokeswoman said she could not elaborate on the order. An official spokesman for "Spider-Man" said there was no comment on the matter.
January 3, 2014 |
On the heels of a winter storm that dumped several inches of snow in the New York area and pushed temperatures into the single digits, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is looking to have a relatively subdued farewell when it officially closes at the Foxwoods Theatre on Saturday. "Spider-Man" will shut its doors following Saturday evening's performance, bringing to an end a troubled Broadway saga that saw cast injuries, the firing of director Julie Taymor and a rumored $75 million budget that would be the highest in Broadway history.