Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Marvel Previews "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark"- November 14

After several stops and starts, Marvel's Broadway theatrical musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark", finally begins previews @ New York City's Foxwoods Theatre, Sunday, November 14, leading up to opening night Tuesday, December 21, thanks to lead producer, Toronto-based promoter Michael Cohl.

Actor Reeve Carney plays the wallcrawler 'Peter Parker'/'Spider-Man', with Tony Award nominee Jennifer Damiano as 'Mary Jane Watson' and Patrick Page as 'Norman Osborn'/'Green Goblin'.

The production is directed by Tony Award-winning Julie Taymor ("The Lion King"), from the book by Taymor, Glen Berger and music/lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge.

"...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..."

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