Rakes in nearly $3 million...
Holly Frith
14:46 5th January 2012
  • Turning the loved Spiderman comics into a musical with the help of U2 seemed like a dream combination. The production features a soundtrack by U2's Bono and The Edge but after months of work the musical has been hit by a series of delays caused by technical and financial problems.

  • 'Dream Girls' the musical is based around the success and lives of The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown and Jackie Wilson. In 2006 'Dream Girls' was turned into a successful film featuring Beyonce Knowles and Eddie Murphy.

  • Everybody's favourite 'manband' where given the musical overhaul in 2008. 'Never Forget' is based around the music of Take That and tells the story of the relationships between the band members.

  • A musical, based around the life of singer Johnny Cash made its debut in theatres in late 2006. The show features over 49 songs by him and his late wife June Carter Cash.

  • Elton John added another musical to his collection when he wrote the music for Billy Elliot. The comedy musical is based on the 2000 film 'Billy Elliot'. The production has been running since 2005 and is one of the most successful shows on Broadway.

  • Turning the loved Spiderman comics into a musical with the help of U2 seemed like a dream combination. The production features a soundtrack by U2's Bono and The Edge but after months of work the musical has been hit by a series of delays caused by technical and financial problems.

  • 'Thriller' the musical celebrates the the music of the Jackson5 and Michael Jackson. The musicals includes choreography from some of Jackson's most loved songs.

  • Green Day's 'American Idiot' musical is an adaptation of their 2004 album. American Idiot uses Green Day's music to tell the story of the band's journey from their small town upbringing to stadium rock stars.

  • 'Jersey Boys' is based around the loves of the successful 1960s rock 'n roll groups, the Four Seasons. The musical has been running since 2005 and has enjoyed global recognition.

  • Written by Ben Elton in collaboration with Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor, 'We Will Rock You' the musical features songs from the band's career.

  • 'Mamma Mia!' has become one of the most successful musicals around. Based on the songs of ABBA, the music for 'Mamma Mia' was composed by former band members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus.

  • 'Dream Girls' the musical is based around the success and lives of The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown and Jackie Wilson. In 2006 'Dream Girls' was turned into a successful film featuring Beyonce Knowles and Eddie Murphy.

  • Everybody's favourite 'manband' where given the musical overhaul in 2008. 'Never Forget' is based around the music of Take That and tells the story of the relationships between the band members.

  • A musical, based around the life of singer Johnny Cash made its debut in theatres in late 2006. The show features over 49 songs by him and his late wife June Carter Cash.

  • 'Mamma Mia!' has become one of the most successful musicals around. Based on the songs of ABBA, the music for 'Mamma Mia' was composed by former band members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus.

The U2-scored musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, has broken Broadway to become the highest single-week gross of any show in Broadway history.

The musical as grossed almost $3m over nine performances last week, which has broken the previous record held by Wicked, which grossed $2.2 million (£1.4 million) over eight shows in 2011.

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark is rumoured to be the most expensive musical in history, costing an estimated $70 million (£48 million).

The new version of the show focus' on the love story between Peter Parker and Mary Jane and their battle with the Green Goblin.

U2's Bono and The Edge have also written new songs for the revamped production which has been nine years in the making.

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