May 22, 2018
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‘Spider-Man’ musical posts respectable numbers

Jacob Cohl | AP
Jacob Cohl | AP
In this theater publicity image released by The O and M Co., Christopher Tierney portrays Spider-Man in a scene from the musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," in New York.
The Associated Press

NEW YORK — The retooled “Spider-Man” musical is still managing to spin its web at the box office.

According to data released Monday by The Broadway League, “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” pulled in a very respectable $809,000 over five preview performances last week and was at 95 percent capacity.

The show restarted Thursday after a three-week hiatus following the firing of Julie Taymor as director and with rejiggered music and a smoothed-out script. The average paid admission was $88.52.

The show, with songs by U2’s Bono and The Edge, managed to beat many other musicals, including “Mamma Mia!” ”Rock of Ages,” ”The Addams Family,” ”Catch Me If You Can,” ”Chicago,” ”Baby It’s You!” and “Anything Goes.”

Opening night is set for June 14.


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