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  • Injured SPIDER-MAN Actor Daniel Curry Talks Accident, Lawsuit and More: 'I Thought, Am I Going to Die?'
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

    More has come to light on the SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK saga involving injured dancer Daniel Curry, as the performer has opened up about the experience and the resulting lawsuit in an interview with The New York Times. (more...)

    Injured SPIDER-MAN Actor Daniel Curry Suing Show's Producers
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

    SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK might have closed on Broadway, but its drama continues. The New York Times reports that Daniel Curry, who was injured in August while performing in the musical, filed a lawsuit this week against the show's producers, engineering consultants and others, pointing to the "negligence in the design and operation of a mechanical lift that Mr. Curry was using onstage when he was hurt." (more...)

    Photo Coverage: SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Takes Final Flight on Broadway; Inside Closing Night Curtain Call!
    by Jennifer Broski - Jan 05, 2014

    SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, the Broadway spectacular that defied odds and expectations to conquer New York, played its final performance at the Foxwoods Theatre yesterday, Jan. 4, 2014, after being seen by approximately two million fans, and 1,268 performances. Since it began previews on November 28, 2010, and even before they bagan, the show's high and lows were in the news, making it one of the most talked about shows in theater history. Last night, BWW was on the scene to capture Spidey's final moments on the Great White Way - check out photos from the show's last curtain call below! (more...)

    SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway - The Full History!
    by BWW Staff - Jan 04, 2014

    In today's edition of 'SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway,' check out the show's FULL history from it's inception in 2007 to future plans for a run in Las Vegas. (more...)

    Reeve Carney's SPIDER-MAN Costume to Display at National Museum of American History
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 2014

    SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark announced today that the Smithsonian Institution is inducting the Spider-Man costume worn by its original star, Reeve Carney, into the permanent collection of its National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. This honor coincides with the production's final performance on Broadway, taking place on Saturday, January 4, 2014, before the production moves to Las Vegas. (more...)

    SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway, Part Three: The Opening Night - Bows, Red Carpet & Taymor's Return
    by Tyler Peterson - Jan 02, 2014

    Today's edition of 'SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway' showcases the show's highly anticipated and much-delayed opening night on the Great White Way. Spidey first 'officially' wove his web for an all-star audience on June 14, 2011 - over five months behind schedule - with an altered book, additions to the electric rock score, and a slew of new high-flying aerial feats, in hopes of puting an end to the criticism once and for all. (more...)

    SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway, Part Two: The Previews - Delays, Departures & Injuries
    by Tyler Peterson - Jan 01, 2014

    Today's edition of 'SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway' features Spidey's time in previews, recalling the show's journey from its first performance in November 2010, until the revamped edition opened on Broadway 183 previews Later. From late 2010 through June 2011, all eyes were on the Foxwoods, as numerous actors sustained severe injuries, and on-and-offstage drama between the creative team and producers emerged, eventually forcing visionary Julie Taymor to walk away, and leave SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK in the hands of others. (more...)

    Joe Allen Makes Statement on SPIDER-MAN Appearance on Flop Wall
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

    As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, the Broadway spectacular that defied odds and expectations to conquer New York, will play its final performance at the Foxwoods Theatre on January 4, 2014. Since the announcement, there has been speculation as to whether the show, which ran for 3 years on Broadway, will make it to the infamous wall of flops at Joe Allen (326 West 46th Street). (more...)

    Empire State Building to Honor SPIDER-MAN's Final Performance?
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2013

    Page Six reports that Spidey producers have put in an official request, asking that the Empire State Building light up in red and blue in honor of the show's final performance on January 4th. (more...)

    SPIDER-MAN to Open at Steve Wynn's Encore Theatre in Las Vegas?
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

    Now according to the Las Vegas Sun, Wynn is making space for the musical at the Encore Theatre. Robin Leach writes: 'I can safely confirm Steve's "very serious interest" in moving the high-flying spectacular to open in his Encore Theater in a year, but nothing is apparently yet signed and sealed. He's prepared to financially back its revamped version, adding incredible, stunning Las Vegas elements to the extravaganza.' (more...)

    Steve Wynn to Host SPIDER-MAN in Las Vegas?
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

    As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, the Broadway spectacular that defied odds and expectations to conquer New York, is moving to Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world. After more than three historic years on Broadway, the show play its final performance at the Foxwoods Theatre on January 4, 2014. Now according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Casino executive Steve Wynn is currently in meetings to host the production. (more...)

    SPIDER-MAN to Launch Arena Tour in 2016?
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

    As BroadwayWorld previously reported, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, the Broadway spectacular that defied odds and expectations to conquer New York, is moving to Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world. After more than three historic years on Broadway, the show play its final performance at the Foxwoods Theatre on January 4, 2014. In a recent interview with Billboard, producer Michael Cohl chatted about the big transfer. (more...)

    SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK Celebrates Third Anniversary Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

    Three years ago SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark played its first performance on Broadway -- an evening that is now the stuff of Broadway lore. In the ensuing years, the production has made an unprecedented glowing impact on New York City and the theater world. (more...)

    SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Teams with Givenik to Participate in New York Cares Annual Coat Drive
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

    SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark will partner with Givenik.com to participate in New York Cares Annual Coat Drive. When patrons purchase tickets to the high-flying Broadway spectacular through Givenik.com during the months of November and December, 5% of the total sale will be donated to New York Cares. Additionally, the Foxwoods Theatre will serve as a New York Cares Coat Drive public collection site. Now through December 31, 2013 patrons are encouraged to drop off coats outside the box office at 213 West 42ndStreet between 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and during show hours on performance days. (more...)

    SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Has Offers from Russia, Germany & Japan
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

    In yesterday's New York Post, Michael Cohl, the producer of Broadway's SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK opened up to Michael Riedel about the recent news that the show will be closing down in January. (more...)

    Update: SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Sets Jan. 4, 2014 Closing Date
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

    SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, the Broadway spectacular that defied odds and expectations to conquer New York, is moving to Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world. After more than three historic years on Broadway, the show play its final performance at the Foxwoods Theatre on January 4, 2014. Additional information on the upcoming Las Vegas production will be announced in the weeks to come. SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is currently the 16th highest grossing Broadway production of all time, having taken in more than $200 million at the box office. The show has been seen by approximately two million fans, and will have played 1,268 performances by the time it takes its final bow at the Foxwoods Theatre. (more...)

    OFFICIAL: SPIDER-MAN to Close on Broadway in January 2014; Next Stop, Las Vegas!
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

    Following a flurry of rumors this evening, BroadwayWorld has received official word that SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK will be switching off the lights in January 2014. (more...)

    SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK to Close in January 2014?
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

    The Wall Street Journal reports that SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK will be switching off the lights in January 2014. 'People familiar with the matter' told the WSJ that the announcement will be made this week. Variety has also independently confirmed the show's January closing. (more...)

    Gene Simmons Offered Role of 'Green Goblin' in SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK!
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2013

    KISS bass guitarist and vocalist Gene Simmons Tweeted today: 'Thank you, Michael Cohl for offering me the role of the Green Goblin on the Broadway production of #spiderman', along with a picture of the villain. There has been no confirmation yet on whether he has accepted the offer, but stay tuned -- BWW will bring you updates as we have them! (more...)

    Glen Berger's 'SONG OF SPIDER-MAN' Book Hits Shelves Today
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

    Playwright Glen Berger, who worked alongside Julie Taymor, Bono and The Edge on SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, will see his book 'Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History' hit the shelves today, November 5, 2013. (more...)

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