By Janna O'Shea
Marvel Social Media Coordinator
Photos by Jason Harvey
|Bono, Julie Taymor, The Edge and Philip William McKinley at the "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" premiere|
After over 180 preview performances and countless headlines, "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" spun its first official web on Broadway last night!
Focusing on one of Marvel’s most famous characters, the show spotlights Peter Parker’s tumultuous evolution into the hero we all know and love. The action-packed musical premiered yesterday to a star-studded audience at the Foxwoods Theatre in
The list of stars who showed up for the premiere was a veritable who's who of famous folks including Liam Neeson, Steve Martin, Spike Lee, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Gayle King, Matt Damon, Gina Gershon, The Strokes' Julian Casablancas, Cindy Crawford, Barbara Walters, artist Jeff Koons and so many others. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" playwright and SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN comic book writer, walked the carpet with co-writer Glen Berger. The crowd cheered wildly when Bono and The Edge stepped into view. It was no surprise that these longtime friends, who created 14 original compositions for the show, came to see their creation come to life. Even former President Bill Clinton came to support Spidey!
The @SpideyOnBway Twitter held a retweet contest last week for fans who wanted to show their love for Spidey. A small group of lucky web-slingers had the opportunity to hang out on the Spider-Fan Bus in front of the premiere. They were later surprised with tickets to that evening's show!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN comic book writer Dan Slott, accompanied by this intrepid reporter, was also on the bus to document the event from above, confirming that 4
Check out awesome photos from the event, plus be sure to watch our interview with Spike Lee as he weighs in on Marvel and our Distinguished Competition, you don't want to miss it! More Opening Night video is on the way so stayed tuned to Marvel.com!
For tickets to "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark," go to spidermanonbroadway.com or call 1-877-250-2929.