Spider-Man, Turn Off The Dark on Broadway

Spider-Man Takes Broadway This November

'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' swings onto Broadway beginning this winter

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Sure you've read the comics and seen the movies...but have you ever seen your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man swing across his spider-webs or climb up the wall in person?

Well now you've got your chance, as the musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" begins previews at Broadway's Foxwoods Theatre on Sunday, November 14 leading up to its opening night on Tuesday, December 21.

And while you already know that Reeve Carney will play the Wallcrawler himself, we can now announce that Tony Award nominee Jennifer Damiano and Patrick Page will join the cast as Mary Jane Watson and Norman Osborn/Green Goblin, respectively!

With direction by the Tony Award-winning Julie Taymor ("The Lion King," "Across the Universe"), a book by Taymor and Glen Berger and music and lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is set to light the Great White Way ablaze this Winter!

What's more, if you're an American Express Cardmember, you'll be able to purchase tickets during an exclusive pre-sale offer beginning August 14 via Ticketmaster.com, and tickets will be available to the general public in September, also via Ticketmaster.com.

Drawing from more than 40 years of Marvel comic books for inspiration, "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" spins a new take on the mythic tale of Peter Parker, a teenager whose unremarkable life in Queens is turned upside-down--literally--when he's bitten by a genetically-altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to the ceiling. Bullied by his classmates and tortured by an unrelenting crush on next-door neighbor Mary Jane Watson, this science geek discovers he has suddenly been endowed with astonishing powers. He soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility.

Maligned by the media, buffeted by financial woes, and stretched thin by the expectations of the world at large, Peter now must struggle to navigate the perilous and peculiar demands of being a web-slinging super hero. With the characters in "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" ranging from old familiar favorites to super villains imagined anew for the stage, Spider-Man's battles will hurtle the audience through a story both recognizable and unexpected, culminating in an eye-popping, ultimate test for this iconic figure.

Stay glued to Marvel.com for more "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" updates over the next few months!

 

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11 comments
rarenriquez
rarenriquez

This was in the works before Disney bought Marvel though. It's been planned for quite a while, just beset my delays. I'm kinda bummed to be missing out on it; I was in New York just a month ago, and I dunno when I can get back. :(

ScytheMeister
ScytheMeister

Stuff like this reminds me the fact that Disney own Marvel

loziersteve
loziersteve

I can't wait!! Two of my absolute favorite things: Comics and Theater. I know there is a good chance they will screw this up but, my fingers are crossed that they will do something amazing.

kreemarvel
kreemarvel

This should be good. Of course, the genre of the songs will bemade to fit the characters and situations, and can really add to the emotional charge of the play. Now, if only I had the money to go to NYC and watch it...

TS_Calibrate
TS_Calibrate

I'd give this shot--if it came down to Fort Lauderdale/Miami FL.

Spawn_Guy
Spawn_Guy

Bono and the Edge. Ooooh boy. Here's hoping for So Bad It's Good.

Spidey287
Spidey287

I KNEW after the Disney merger they'd manage to get Spider-man: the Musical up off the ground. Now to see whether it's good or a train wreck.

CLisciandro
CLisciandro

Wow. If the Marvel fans aren't commenting on this, who do they expect to be in the seats?

Mitsuraga
Mitsuraga

My first thought was "Interesting. Spider-Man in theatre." But then I thought, "A musical? Crap." All hope was dashed.