By Michael Gioia
19 Nov 2013
"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," said lead producers Cohl and Harris in a statement. "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."
Additional information on the upcoming Las Vegas production will be announced at a later date.
Spider-Man 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 theatregoers and will have played 1,268 performances by the time it takes its final bow at the Foxwoods Theatre.
The musical began previews Nov. 28, 2010, and officially opened June 14, 2011. The production was known for having the longest preview period of all time. Capitalized at $75 million, Spider-Man is the most expensive musical in Broadway history.
Before the production's opening, original director Taymor was let go, and playwright and comic book writer Aguirre-Sacasa was enlisted by the musical's creative team to make revisions to the book alongside Berger. Taymor then filed a lawsuit against the producers of the musical, claiming they violated her creative rights and did not compensate her for her work on the musical. The lawsuit was settled out of court in April 2013.
The production suffered numerous injuries during its preview period and following the opening, including cast members Christopher Tierney and, more recently, Daniel Curry. Following his injury, Curry filed court papers to ensure that the lift, which played a part in his accident, was not altered until it was examined.