On this day, in 2011, the Broadway musical, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, opened on Broadway. With music and lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge, with a book by Julie Taymor and others, it was supposed to be a smash hit. It wasn't. The most expensive Broadway production in history, it garnerned a middling critical reception. It closed in 2014. Why did things go wrong? Many reasons.
The musical tells the origin story of Spider-Man, his romance with Mary Jane and his battles with the Green Goblin.
The original production was only nominated for two Tony Awards, one for Costume Design, the other for Scenic Design.
Some highlights from the show:
On late night: