Will Casino Executive Steve Wynn Assist in Spider-Man's Journey to Las Vegas?
13 Dec 2013
Casino executive Steve Wynn has been in talks with Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark lead producer Michael Cohl and songwriter Bono about hosting a production of the high-flying Broadway musical on the famed Las Vegas Strip, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
"Whether we can or we can't remains to be seen. It's a discussion. It's a very interesting discussion," Wynn told the Review-Journal. "We've had meetings… The question is, can we give it the kind of spectacle that Las Vegas wants? We like the movie. We'd like to reinvent Spider-Man like the movie."
Wynn reinforced that a Vegas production would involve another reworking of the musical, which is scheduled to close on Broadway Jan. 4, 2014.
As previously reported, following Spider-Man's Jan. 4 Broadway close, the musical has plans to fly into Las Vegas.
Spider-Man began previews Nov. 28, 2010, and officially opened June 14, 2011. The production was known for having the longest preview period of all time. The musical features a book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.