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Spider-Man broadway theater suffers record-low sales
For some reason, my internet connection isn’t getting to the original New York Times story, but the next best thing is available.
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark grossed a record-low $966,952 in ticket sales last week, the first time since performances began in November 2010 that the musical – at $75 million, the most expensive in Broadway history – dipped below $1 million for a standard eight-performance week.
Although The New York Times notes that sales have been softening since last year, a spokesman for the production attributed the drop to “fallout” from the serious injury suffered Aug. 15 by dancer Daniel Curry, whose leg was pinned by an automated trap door during a performance. That night’s show was canceled and Curry was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he remains.