Spider-Man's Broadway Run Is Done

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Good news for Broadway actors who don't want to be injured: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is about to go dark. The most expensive theatrical production in history is closing in January, the Wall Street Journal reports.

But the $75 million production isn't gone for good: according to producer Jeremiah Harris, it will move to Las Vegas in 2015, which makes a lot of sense, really.

The show's closure is due to poor ticket sales. Though it pulled in nearly $750,000 last week, the show needed to earn $1.5 million a week over several years to break even, according to the New York Times. It still hasn't made its investors' money back despite grossing $203 million since November 2010 and holding the Broadway record for the highest-grossing week, with $2.94 million at the end of 2011.

Next up for the Foxwoods Theatre? Possibly King Kong, showing that Foxwoods is all about these massive scale adaptations.

Six actors have been injured during Spider-Man's run, incurring concussions, skull fractures, cracked vertebrae and broken wrists, among other things. With two Tony nominations (and zero wins), that's a ratio of three hurt actors to each Tony nomination.

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