SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, the Broadway spectacular that has been filled with controversy, crisis and spectacle , is moving to Las Vegas. After more than three 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.
Producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris commented, “Our years on Broadway have afforded us the opportunity to build an internationally recognized brand, and Las Vegas, with its year-round stream of tourists seeking the world’s best entertainment, is the natural home for this next incarnation. To prepare for the Las Vegas production, we have tasked the creative team to push the boundaries even further, taking the same story and making it sleeker, bolder, and more spectacular than ever.”
SPIDER-MAN shattered the record for the highest single-week gross of any show in Broadway history for the week ending Sunday, January 1, 2012, playing to 17,375 audience members (100.02% capacity of The Foxwoods Theatre) and setting the weekly box office record of $2,941,790.
Will the reinvented SPIDER-MAN wreak havoc in Las Vegas, or will the creative team finally be able to harness the technical challenges and storytelling to present a hero-worthy theatrical experience? It’s a cliff-hanger!