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FREEZE FRAME: SPIDER-MAN Welcomes 500,000th Audience Member

September 14
6:24 PM 2011

Broadway's most popular new show, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, has played to over five-hundred-thousand audience members, as of today's matinee performance. The 500,000th ticketholder, Australian youngster Jordan Muir, was surprised during the curtain call when Patrick Page (Green Goblin) invited the boy and his parents, Michelle and Rob Muir, onstage for a special recognition. Jordan was handed a gigantic bouquet of balloons, in Spidey's signature colors, as the crowd cheered. As they exited the theater, through the stage doors, photographers were waiting to snap pictures of the family. JorDan Held up a stage prop he had been given backstage: a copy of The Daily Bugle.

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The Muir family is spending the entire year traveling around the United States, and Michelle enthused, "This was definitely the highlight of our trip!" Jordan added, "The show was amazing!"
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark features creative consultation by Philip William McKinley (The Boy From Oz), original direction by Tony® Award-winner Julie Taymor (The Lion King, Across The Universe, Frida), music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge, and book co-written by Taymor, Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Fantastic Four and Spider-Man comics, "Big Love").

Inspired by over 40 years of Marvel comic books, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down when he's bitten by a genetically altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to his bedroom ceiling. This bullied science-geek suddenly endowed with incredible powers soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility as villains put both his physical strength and strength of character to the test.

Tickets for SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark are priced from $67.50 - $147.50, and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by calling (877) 250-2929 . Tickets are also available at the Foxwoods Theatre box office, which is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark now plays the following performance schedule: Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

Syfy, the premier cable destination for imagination-based entertainment, is a lead media partner for SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

FREEZE FRAME: SPIDER-MAN Welcomes 500,000th Audience Member

FREEZE FRAME: SPIDER-MAN Welcomes 500,000th Audience Member
The cast of SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, as well as the 500,000th audience member Jordan Muir with his parents Michelle and Rob at The Foxwoods Theatre in New York City.

FREEZE FRAME: SPIDER-MAN Welcomes 500,000th Audience Member

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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