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Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is a Broadway musical based on the Marvel Comics superhero. Directed by Julie Taymor (director of the Broadway version of The Lion King) with the score and lyrics by Bono and the Edge of U2. As of this writing, it is the single most expensive Broadway musical ever produced, costing about seventy-five million dollars.The musical is best known for its very, very Troubled Production. Several actors were injured during rehearsals and previews, falling while performing the show's elaborate aerial stunts, causing many to joke that it should have been called Spider-Man: Notify Next of Kin. The script underwent several edits, and Julie Taymor was fired during the show's preview period. There were a whopping one hundred and eighty-two performances before the show debuted, the longest preview period in history. The production closed in January 2014; while it looks to be one of the biggest flops in Broadway history (with its backers looking at losses of $60 million), the producers intend to stage it elsewhere in years to come, possibly Las Vegas.Storywise, the final product is largely based on the first two Sam Raimi films, with the myth of Arachne and the Maximum Carnage story arc added into the mix.
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark provides examples of the following tropes: