This weekend, my family is taking me to see “Spider-Man:  Turn off the Dark” to celebrate the 12th anniversary of my 39th birthday.  (The show is still in interminable previews.)  Given how things have gone so far for Spidey, I’m hoping that one of the actors doesn’t land on my head.  Anyway, over at Property Casualty 360, there’s an interesting piece about event cancellation insurance and how it might work with respect to the many well-publicized problems that have plagued the show.  The article quotes Roger A. Sandau of Doodson Insurance Brokerage, LLC, which specializes in large events internationally, as saying that contingency insurance—also known as non-appearance or event cancellation insurance—was designed for shows where there is a central talent that is part of the performance. In the case of Spider-Man, the delays caused by injuries to key performers “is the type of risk for which this insurance is designed.”

Sandau added, “If the show is shut down for violations of regulations or the law, that is not insurable. Cancellation insurance is not designed to respond.”