According to The Wall Street Journal, “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” will be ending its broadway run in January 2014. The reason for the conclusion is simply to cut losses on the production, which has reportedly been running below its “break-even” point for some time. But if you didn’t get a chance to see the show, don’t worry, it might be moving to the other side of the country in 2015.
“Economically we have a greater opportunity in the Las Vegas market,” said producer Jeremiah Harris. “Over the last week we’ve finalized all the creative deals, and are in serious negotiations with a venue in Las Vegas.”
The Broadway show opened in June 2011 and became somewhat infamous due to technical glitches and actor injuries that plagued the production throughout its run and for becoming the most expensive show in Broadway history. Originally directed by Julie Taymor with music and lyrics by Bono & The Edge, “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” featured several characters from Marvel’s long running comic series including Mary Jane, Aunt May, Uncle Ben, J. Jonah Jameson, Flash Thompson, The Green Goblin, Carnage, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, The Lizard, Swarm and a new character called Swiss Miss.