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TicketNetwork / Ticket Software LLC

January 10, 2011 13:21 ET

Ticket Sales for Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Performances Spike After String of Mishaps

Demand for Entry to One of Broadway's Most Dynamic Musicals Reaches New High

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - January 10, 2011) - TicketNetwork.com, the leading online ticket exchange for events, today announced that it has tracked ticket sales for the popular Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark performances on Broadway over the past two months.

Tickets for Broadway's newest sensation that were sold on TicketNetwork.com's vast online ticket exchange have ranged in average price from $190 to $232 since Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark's much anticipated previews began on November 28. Opening night is scheduled for February 7th. The average ticket price before the first onstage mishap on November 28th was $190. Following a series of accidents, prices for tickets for the show sold between December 21st and January 10th rose to an average of $232. Spider-Man, the musical, grossed $1.88 million in tickets sales over the holiday week between Christmas and New Year's Eve, according to The Broadway League.

"Clearly there's an upswing in ticket prices for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark performances as the show's popularity has increased due to media coverage of recent, unpredictable developments on stage," said Jessica Cushing, spokesperson, TicketNetwork.com. "The musical offers a rare opportunity for theater-goers to experience the headline-grabbing $65 million production during its initial run on Broadway," added Cushing.

TicketNetwork.com offers a 125% guarantee for tickets to Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and other performances listed on its ticket exchange. Ticket industry experts from TicketNetwork and other live entertainment sectors will convene in New York City January 12-14 at Ticket Summit NYC.

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