Glinda (C-L), played by Lucy Durack, and Elphaba (C-R), played by Amanda Harrison, perform in the highly acclaimed Broadway musical "Wicked" during the preview in Sydney on September 10, 2009 (TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

Tax season may be stressful, but most Americans' tax woes are dwarfed by the financial headache brought about producing Broadway shows. Substantial amounts of money are poured into productions with no guarantee of a return on investment.

Here are some of the biggest gambles producers took when mounting shows—and not all of them paid off.

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First revealed at E3 2016 during Sony’s press conference, developer Insomniac Games recently provided more details about the PS4 exclusive Spider-Man title. A release date of Sept. 7 was finally attached to the game, as well as additional story and gameplay details including light RPG progression, multiple unlockable costumes, and a photo-mode.

The new round of information also revealed that players will control Mary-Jane Watson during specific segments and that the game would be completely devoid of microtransactions. Insomniac revealed plenty about its stand-alone Spider-Man title, but wasn’t too forthcoming when it came to Spidey’s villains. Since the reveal, it’s been known that Spider-Man would face off against Mr. Negative and Kingpin, but Insomniac has since remained tight-lipped about other antagonists. What it did confirm, however, was that the game would feature no original focal characters, meaning any villains that will make it into the roster would be pulled directly from Spider-Man’s comic book universe.

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