Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark to Close on Broadway in January 2014

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18 Nov 2013

Original cast member Reeve Carney
Original cast member Reeve Carney
Photo by Jacob Cohl

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, the multi-million dollar musical adaptation of the Marvel comic book series that features a score by Bono and The Edge, will end its Broadway run in January 2014.

"Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark will be ending its historic Broadway run in January 2014," spokesperson Rick Miramontez said in a statement. "We are excited to report that the next destination for Spider-Man will be the entertainment capital of the world: Las Vegas. Further details will be announced in the weeks to come."

The production, which features a book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge, began preview performances at the Foxwoods Theatre Nov. 28, 2010, prior to its June 14, 2011, opening. Capitalized at $75 million, Spider-Man is the most expensive musical in Broadway history. 

There have been reports that the new Australian musical spectacle King Kong may be a potential tenant for the Foxwoods Theatre.

Before to the production's opening, original director Tony winner Taymor was let go and playwright and comic book writer Aguirre-Sacasa was enlisted by the musical's creative team to make revisions to the book alongside Berger. Taymor then filed a lawsuit against the producers of the musical, claiming they violated her creative rights and did not compensate her for her work on the musical. The lawsuit was settled out of court in April 2013.



The book "Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History," chronicling playwright Berger's journey with the musical, was released Nov. 5.

The production suffered numerous injuries during its preview period and following the opening, including cast members Christopher Tierney and Daniel Curry. Following his injury, Curry filed court papers to ensure that the lift, which played a part in his accident, was not altered until it was examined.

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark currently features Justin Matthew Sargent as Peter Parker and Robert Cuccioli as the Green Goblin.

Visit spidermanonbroadway.marvel.com for more information.