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Thursday
Dec232010

'Spider-Man:Turn Off the Dark' Show Canceled During Safety Review

Photo Courtesy - Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic/Getty(NEW YORK) -- Ticket holders were unexpectedly turned away Wednesday night when the injury-plagued Broadway play Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark went dark.

The stoppage went into effect so elements of the show could be retooled for safety concerns, after a stuntman doubling for the web-slinger fell 30 feet earlier this week, reportedly suffering broken ribs and other injuries.  The actor is the fourth to be injured in the problem-plagued Broadway musical's short history.

The show is scheduled to open in February.

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Wednesday
Dec012010

Is Broadway’s 'Spider-Man' Worth the $65-Million Price Tag?

Photo Courtesy -- Getty Images(NEW YORK) – The most expensive musical in Broadway history made a far from perfect debut Sunday, adding to fears that the show may have trouble making the $1 million a week it needs just to break even.

The first performance of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the much-anticipated $65-million musical, had its fair share of glitches, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

After starting nearly 30 minutes late, fans who were anxious to see the show's highly touted cutting-edge effects watched on as the action stopped several times, sometimes leaving actors suspended in midair.
 
The show, which nearly doubled the cost of the second-most expensive Broadway production, Shrek: The Musical, would have to take in at least $1 million each week for two to three years to break even.

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