Business magnate Steve Wynn, who played a pivotal role in reinvigorating and expanding Las Vegas' iconic Strip, is reportedly in talks to host the transfer of Broadway's Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark to Sin City. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Wynn recently chatted with the musical's composers, U2's Bono and The Edge, about what changes the spectacle-heavy show should undergo to make it work in Las Vegas.
"We’ve had meetings. Whether we can or we can’t remains to be seen. It’s a discussion. It’s a very interesting discussion," said Wynn, according to the R-J. "The question is, can we give it the kind of spectacle that Las Vegas wants? We like the movie. We’d like to reinvent Spider-Man like the movie." Wynn previously brought the Tony Award-winning musicals Avenue Q and Monty Python's Spamalot to Las Vegas in 2005 and 2007, respectively.
As previously reported, Spider-Man producer Michael Cohl recently revealed that the show will indeed change before it opens in the Entertainment Capital of the World. "New characters will come and others will be taken out, and the story will change slightly and there will probably be a couple of new songs," Cohl told Billboard.com.
Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark features music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy Award-winners Bono and The Edge, direction by Philip William McKinley, original direction by Tony Award winner Julie Taymor, and a book co-written by Taymor, Glen Berger and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The show, starring Justin Matthew Sargent as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Robert Cuccioli as Norman Osborn/Green Goblin and Rebecca Faulkenberry as Mary Jane Watson, will close January 4, 2014 at Broadway's Foxwoods Theatre.