It seems everyone is buzzing about 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.' Need a primer?

By Tanner Stransky
December 03, 2010 at 05:00 AM EST

Is your Spidey sense tingling? It seems everyone is buzzing about Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, thanks to a 60 Minutes segment and the musical’s first live preview on Nov. 28. Need a primer? Here’s a by-the-numbers breakdown of Broadway’s biggest risk.

8 years in development; the show was almost scuttled by financial woes in 2009.

2 cast members injured during rehearsals.

40 preview shows before the real opening night — Jan. 11. Pressure’s on.

$65 mil The show’s reported budget, making it the most expensive theatrical production of all time

5 prolonged production pauses during the first preview performance

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