'Spider-Man' comes in third for record Broadway weekend
Tuesday 04 January 2011
New York's Broadway theaters opened 2011 with a record-breaking weekend, led by the Wizard of Oz take-off
Wicked and followed by
The Lion King, which took in $2 million. In third place was
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which is still in previews.
The Lion King and Spider-Man are both directed by Julie Taymor ( The Tempest, Across the Universe). U2's Bono and The Edge wrote the music for the Spider-Man musical.
The $65 million production, Broadway's largest-ever budget, earned a hefty $1.88 million this past weekend.
The play has been plagued with delays and problems including high-flying accidents among the actors, including Christopher Tierney, who was hit with multiple injuries from a 30-foot fall during a performance December 20, suffering several broken bones.
Actress T.V. Carpio ( Across the Universe) will replace Natalie Mendoza for the role of the villainess Arachne. Mendoza left the production last week after a concussion to her head when equipment hit her backstage.
Carpio will make her official debut this Tuesday night, after playing the role in previews.
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark officially opens on February 7.
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