Oct. 22, 2005: Original Producer Tony Adams Dies
Spider-Man on stage was seemingly doomed from the start. Legendary producer Tony Adams, who shepherded such trouble-prone projects as the Pink Panther movies to eventual greatness, initially acquired rights to the show. But just as the production was about to embark on its ill-fated voyage, the man at the helm was gone. While working out contracts with an all-star lineup in October 2005, Adams suffered a stroke and died two days later.