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COMEBACK ‘Spider-Man’ Breaks Broadway Record

‘Spider-Man’ Breaks Broadway Record

After being plagued for a year with actor injuries, production delays, and media criticism, Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has made a major comeback and is finally receiving its holiday bonus. The musical recently broke the record for the highest single-week grossing show of all time, nabbing more than $2.9 million in post-Christmas ticket sales. Wicked held the previous one-week record in 2011 at $2.2 million. U2's Bono and the Edge, who wrote the music for the show, released a statement following the good news: “It just goes to show that you can’t keep a good superhero down. We are raising our glasses to our indefatigable cast and crew, and the theatregoers who watch them every night.” Perhaps the new sales will make up for other expenses that producers shelled out for the show, Broadway’s most expensive production ever.

January 5, 2012 12:21 PM