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Throughout its Broadway lifespan, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark has been a gift to theatre reporters. Even before the day it first swung into the Foxwoods Theatre, the long-aborning, ever-troubled, multi-million-dollar spectacle was generating one-of-a-kind headlines. And once it began performances, the news web became thicker and even more tangled: Creative team infighting; unprecedented delays; technical malfunctions; actor injuries; union investigations; direct dismissals; lawsuits and counter-lawsuits.
Earlier this fall, the producers announced they would close the Broadway production in early 2014. It was the latest headline in a year that produced a bucket of them. Next year, stage chroniclers (and the New York Post's Michael Riedel in particular) will have to find a new subject with which to fill their columns. In the meantime, here's a look back at the accidents, incidents and court battles that kept their laptops burning throughout 2013.
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