The show was well-received, but didn’t come with great box-office power
The much-maligned Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” is itself going dark in January, a representative for the show told TheWrap on Monday.
The show will stay around long enough for a last holiday-season ticket run before shuttering after a two-and-a-half-year run, the paper reported Monday. Citing people close to the matter, the Wall Street Journal said “Spider-Man” had been running at the break-even point for some time.
While the Broadway production may be winding to a close, the show spokesman told TheWrap that the show will next move to Las Vegas, with details to follow.
“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 spokesman said in a statement.
The play had been plagued by problems, in particular a string of injuries to cast members.
There was also a ballooning budget, and a lawsuit filed by Julie Taymor, who was let go from the production over creative differences. (The suit was settled earlier this year.)