SPIDER-MAN to Unveil 2013-14 Calendar on GOOD MORNING AMERICA; Proceeds Benefit BC/EFA
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark will unveil a 2013-2014 calendar featuring the talented, athletic men who bring the world's most recognizable super hero to life on Broadway each night with breath-taking aerial stunts and acrobatics. The 14-month calendar will make its debut during a segment featuring Reeve Carney ("Peter Parker") and the performers on ABC's "Good Morning America" tomorrow, Thursday, November 15 at 8:30 am EST.
The Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark Calendar features dynamic photographs of 14 cast members from Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark in their most heroic poses. Each of the men offer their thoughts on the excitement of playing the web-slinging hero and the thrill of flying high over the heads of thousands of audience members each night. The men featured in the calendar are Marcus Bellamy, Reeve Carney, Julius Carter, Adam Ray Dyer, Drew Heflin, Craig Henningsen, Reed Kelly, Ari Loeb, Adam Roberts, Josh Sassanella, Brett Thiele, Matthew James Thomas, Christopher Tierney and Matthew Wilkas.
The Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark Calendars are $20 each and will be available for pre-sale beginning Thursday, November 15, 2012 on www.SpiderManOnBroadway.com. The calendar will also be for sale at the Foxwoods Theatre shortly.
Proceeds from the sale of the calendar will go to Broadway Cares / Equity Fight AIDS, one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, BC/EFA is the major supporter of seven programs at The Actors Fund, including The HIV/AIDS Initiative, The Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative, The Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic, The Actors Fund Work Program, The Dancers' Resource, The Stage Managers' Project and three supportive housing residences. BC/EFA also awards annual grants to more than 400 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is now in its 2nd smash year on Broadway, and has been seen by more than 1 million audience members from around the world. It features music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy Award-winners Bono and The Edge, direction by Philip William McKinley (The Boy From Oz), and a book co-written by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Fantastic Four and Spider-Man comics, "Big Love"). Scenic Designer George Tsypin and Costume Designer Eiko Ishioka are winners of Outer Critics Circle Awards and received 2012 Tony Award nominations for their work on Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark.
The world's most recognizable Super Hero leaps off the comic book pages and onto the Broadway stage in Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark. Peter Parker's ordinary teenage life takes a turn for the extraordinary when he's bitten by a genetically altered spider and suddenly finds himself endowed with incredible superpowers. Parker quickly learns that with great power comes great responsibility as he tries to juggle the demands of high school and home life, while battling the Green Goblin and his band of super villains as they try to take down New York City and destroy everything Peter holds dear – including the beautiful girl-next-door, Mary Jane Watson. This high-flying groundbreaking and history-making production brings this story – inspired by more than fifty years of Marvel comic books – thrillingly to life.