The Spider-Man Chronicles: A Guide to a Year's Worth of Legal Action at Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark
05 Jul 2012
Reeve Carney and Jennifer Damiano
Photo by Jacob Cohl
News-wise, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is the Broadway musical that keeps on giving. During the first eight months of its life at the Foxwoods Theatre—otherwise known as the show's preview period—those headlines were generated mainly by repeated delays of the opening night, strife among the creative team and numerous cast injuries.
Since the official opening on June 14, 2011, however, the most newsworthy Spider-Man stories (aside from the regular smashing of box-office records) have been born in courtrooms and lawyers' offices. The musical may have inspired more lawsuits than any show in Broadway history. The suits are so numerous, it's hard to keep them straight. So, as a service, Playbill.com has created a timeline, so you can keep tabs on who's being served.
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