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November 18, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
The seemingly cursed Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” will reportedly be turning off its lights for good come January. The production -- the most expensive show in Broadway history at a hefty $75 million -- has not been breaking even for weeks now, according to the Wall Street Journal, which reported online Monday that sources close to the production said it will be closing. According to the Broadway League, the show grossed $742,595 last week, against a potential gross of more than $1.5 million.
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November 18, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
The seemingly cursed Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” will reportedly be turning off its lights for good come January. The production -- the most expensive show in Broadway history at a hefty $75 million -- has not been breaking even for weeks now, according to the Wall Street Journal, which reported online Monday that sources close to the production said it will be closing. According to the Broadway League, the show grossed $742,595 last week, against a potential gross of more than $1.5 million.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2011
The reboot of the "Spider-Man" musical hasn't been hurt by opening-night reviews. The show, which finally welcomed professional drama critics, grossed more than $1 million last week and even beat the popular musical "The Book of Mormon. " The reviews acknowledged improvement over the earlier version but were still poor. "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" opened Tuesday. It pulled in nearly $1.28 million for the week ending Sunday. That makes it the third-highest-grossing show on Broadway after "Wicked" and "The Lion King.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2013 | By David Ng
"Song of Spider-Man" is a tell-all memoir about the contentious behind-the-scenes drama that dominated the most expensive show in Broadway history. Written by Glen Berger, who co-wrote the script for the $75-million spectacle, the book provides a juicy insider account of artistic egos run amok. At the stormy center of the book, which goes on sale Tuesday , is Julie Taymor, the gifted stage and screen director who sued her collaborators after she was fired from the musical before it officially opened.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2013 | By David Ng
"Song of Spider-Man" is a tell-all memoir about the contentious behind-the-scenes drama that dominated the most expensive show in Broadway history. Written by Glen Berger, who co-wrote the script for the $75-million spectacle, the book provides a juicy insider account of artistic egos run amok. At the stormy center of the book, which goes on sale Tuesday , is Julie Taymor, the gifted stage and screen director who sued her collaborators after she was fired from the musical before it officially opened.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2010 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
? Jammed with computers, cables and technicians, the orchestra section inside the Foxwoods Theatre looked like the control room at a particle accelerator, yet it was a very different kind of physics experiment Julie Taymor was trying to manage. Standing in front of rows of oversized monitors staffed by her creative team inside the darkened Broadway auditorium in mid-November, Taymor was running through one of the most elaborate, gravity-defying fight sequences in " Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," her creatively and financially audacious musical.
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March 10, 2011 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
When we last tuned into the saga known as "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," the show, still in previews after postponing its opening for the fifth time, was being pelted with pans. I described the work as a "teetering colossus," and pinned the blame on Julie Taymor's muddled storytelling and "run-amok direction. " Other reviewers echoed these sentiments more punishingly, whacking the production with the pitiless force of an old-school nun patrolling an unruly catechism class with a ruler.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2009
'SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK' SUPERHERO ON BROADWAY He's supposed to be pretty much death-proof. But when it comes to his Broadway musical debut, Spider-Man has looked far more mortal than the web-slinger has been in comic books and movies. Now the new year will prove if an emergency transfusion of a new producer and fresh funding can save Peter Parker's show. "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" doesn't lack for creative talent, with Julie Taymor ("The Lion King") directing a musical written by U2's Bono and the Edge.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2011 | By David Ng, Los Angeles Times
In the biggest changes yet to the troubled Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," its producers announced Wednesday that director Julie Taymor will be stepping down from her daily responsibilities with the production. They also postponed its official opening for the sixth time, to an unspecified day "in early summer. " Taking Taymor's place is Philip William McKinley, whose only Broadway credit is the 2003 musical "The Boy From Oz," which starred Hugh Jackman. "Spider-Man," which began preview performances Nov. 28 at the Foxwoods Theatre in New York, has been plagued by production delays, cast injuries and a spiraling budget that, at $65 million, makes it the most expensive show in Broadway history.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2011 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
Times Square on a warm recent Friday night had the character of an amusement park. The streets were thick with tourists in shorts, snapping pictures, clutching drinks and ice cream cones. Gigantic theme restaurants were jammed. Broadway theaters beckoned with entertainment meant to be the equivalent of a Disneyland ride (and Disney itself is no small presence here). How much longer before the Great White Way hosts attractions like the Great White Wave? Put on your swim suit and jump in. My heart sank as I entered the Foxwoods Theatre for the "Spider-Man" roller coaster.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 2012
Look who's got a big smile behind his mask on Broadway: none other than the once-mocked Spider-Man. The Broadway League reported Tuesday that "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" took in a whopping $2,941,790 over nine performances last week, which is the highest single-week gross of any show in Broadway history. The Spider-Man show shatters the old record held by "Wicked," which last January recorded the then-highest one-week take on Broadway with a $2,228,235 haul, though over eight shows.
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July 24, 2011 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
Times Square on a warm recent Friday night had the character of an amusement park. The streets were thick with tourists in shorts, snapping pictures, clutching drinks and ice cream cones. Gigantic theme restaurants were jammed. Broadway theaters beckoned with entertainment meant to be the equivalent of a Disneyland ride (and Disney itself is no small presence here). How much longer before the Great White Way hosts attractions like the Great White Wave? Put on your swim suit and jump in. My heart sank as I entered the Foxwoods Theatre for the "Spider-Man" roller coaster.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2011 | By David Ng, Los Angeles Times
In the biggest changes yet to the troubled Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," its producers announced Wednesday that director Julie Taymor will be stepping down from her daily responsibilities with the production. They also postponed its official opening for the sixth time, to an unspecified day "in early summer. " Taking Taymor's place is Philip William McKinley, whose only Broadway credit is the 2003 musical "The Boy From Oz," which starred Hugh Jackman. "Spider-Man," which began preview performances Nov. 28 at the Foxwoods Theatre in New York, has been plagued by production delays, cast injuries and a spiraling budget that, at $65 million, makes it the most expensive show in Broadway history.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2011 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
When we last tuned into the saga known as "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," the show, still in previews after postponing its opening for the fifth time, was being pelted with pans. I described the work as a "teetering colossus," and pinned the blame on Julie Taymor's muddled storytelling and "run-amok direction. " Other reviewers echoed these sentiments more punishingly, whacking the production with the pitiless force of an old-school nun patrolling an unruly catechism class with a ruler.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2010 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
? Jammed with computers, cables and technicians, the orchestra section inside the Foxwoods Theatre looked like the control room at a particle accelerator, yet it was a very different kind of physics experiment Julie Taymor was trying to manage. Standing in front of rows of oversized monitors staffed by her creative team inside the darkened Broadway auditorium in mid-November, Taymor was running through one of the most elaborate, gravity-defying fight sequences in " Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," her creatively and financially audacious musical.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2009
'SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK' SUPERHERO ON BROADWAY He's supposed to be pretty much death-proof. But when it comes to his Broadway musical debut, Spider-Man has looked far more mortal than the web-slinger has been in comic books and movies. Now the new year will prove if an emergency transfusion of a new producer and fresh funding can save Peter Parker's show. "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" doesn't lack for creative talent, with Julie Taymor ("The Lion King") directing a musical written by U2's Bono and the Edge.
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