Spider-Man : The $65,000,000 Gamble
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