‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ Swinging to a Close in January; Will Move to Vegas Next (Updated)

'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' Swinging to a Close in January; Will Move to Vegas Next (Updated)

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.)

  • inthebusiness

    what a disater of a show.