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SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway - The Full History!SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway - The Full History!
by BWW Staff - Jan 4, 2014

In today's edition of 'SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway,' check out the show's FULL history from it's inception in 2007 to future plans for a run in Las Vegas. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway, Part Four: Broadway Run & The Future - Litigation, Celebration & VegasSPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway, Part Four: Broadway Run & The Future - Litigation, Celebration & Vegas
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 3, 2014

Today's final edition of 'SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway' chronicles the production's three-year run, eclipsing the expectations of critics and naysayers that claimed Spidey would fail to weave his web on the Great White Way. From Taymor's notorious legal battle with the show's producers, to an official closing notice, SPIDER-MAN has managed to remain at the Foxwoods night after night, providing audiences with a never-before-seen evening of theatre - and the promise of a Las Vegas venture in the near future. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway, Part Three: The Opening Night - Bows, Red Carpet & Taymor's ReturnSPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway, Part Three: The Opening Night - Bows, Red Carpet & Taymor's Return
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 2, 2014

Today's edition of 'SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway' showcases the show's highly anticipated and much-delayed opening night on the Great White Way. Spidey first 'officially' wove his web for an all-star audience on June 14, 2011 - over five months behind schedule - with an altered book, additions to the electric rock score, and a slew of new high-flying aerial feats, in hopes of puting an end to the criticism once and for all. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway, Part Two: The Previews - Delays, Departures & InjuriesSPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway, Part Two: The Previews - Delays, Departures & Injuries
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 1, 2014

Today's edition of 'SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway' features Spidey's time in previews, recalling the show's journey from its first performance in November 2010, until the revamped edition opened on Broadway 183 previews Later. From late 2010 through June 2011, all eyes were on the Foxwoods, as numerous actors sustained severe injuries, and on-and-offstage drama between the creative team and producers emerged, eventually forcing visionary Julie Taymor to walk away, and leave SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK in the hands of others. (more...)

Christopher Tierney & Louis Butelli Will Now Star in Jon Fosse's I AM THE WIND at 59E59 TheatersChristopher Tierney & Louis Butelli Will Now Star in Jon Fosse's I AM THE WIND at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Actors Christopher Tierney (in his first NYC stage role since departing Broadway's Spider-Man) and Louis Butelli (Cyclops: A Rock Opera; Sleep No More) step into Jon Fosse's I AM THE WIND, replacing the previously announced James Patrick Nelson and Jonathan Tindle. Performances still begin on Thursday, January 9 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 26. Press opening remains Thursday, January 16 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday - Saturday at 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $18 ($12.60 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: SPIDER- MAN Cast Celebrates Reeve Carney's Birthday!Exclusive Photo Coverage: SPIDER- MAN Cast Celebrates Reeve Carney's Birthday!
by Walter McBride - Apr 25, 2013

Just yesterday, the cast of Broadway's high-flying spectacular, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark celerated the birthday of Spidey himself- Reeve Carney. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out exclusive photo coverage below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: December 15-21THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: December 15-21
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 21, 2012

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: THE BOOK OF MORMON opens in Chicago, Blythe Danner returns to Broadway, CHICAGO celebrates a milestone, and so much more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Reeve Carney & SPIDER-MAN Cast Sign 2013 Calendars!Photo Coverage: Reeve Carney & SPIDER-MAN Cast Sign 2013 Calendars!
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 19, 2012

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'). Just yesterday, Reeve Carney and the ensemble Spider-Men signed copies of their 2013-2014 Calendar in the lobby of the Foxwoods Theatre. Net proceeds from the calendar will go to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of SPIDER-MAN Unveils 2013-14 BC/EFA Calendar on GOOD MORNING AMERICAPhoto Flash: Cast of SPIDER-MAN Unveils 2013-14 BC/EFA Calendar on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2012

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark has just unveiled 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 made its debut during a segment featuring Reeve Carney ("Peter Parker") and the performers on ABC's "Good Morning America" this morning, November 15 at 8:30 am EST. The cast showed up in support of the appearance. Check out photos of them below! (more...)

SPIDER-MAN to Unveil 2013-14 Calendar on GOOD MORNING AMERICA; Proceeds Benefit BC/EFASPIDER-MAN to Unveil 2013-14 Calendar on GOOD MORNING AMERICA; Proceeds Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2012

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. (more...)

Photo Flash: SPIDER-MAN Rings in 2012 in Times Square!Photo Flash: SPIDER-MAN Rings in 2012 in Times Square!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2012

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark showcased an unprecedented event with Times Square Alliance when they dropped the New Year's Eve ball 30 feet before midnight on New Year's Eve, marking the first time in history the ball has descended before midnight. In an exciting segment shown live in Times Square and on CNN, Spider-Man came to the rescue when The Green Goblin took host Anderson Cooper captive. After the Goblin threatened to drop the ball early to ruin New Year's Eve, Spider-Man raised it back to its original position and stood triumphantly on top of One Times Square. The event featured SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark actors Matthew James Thomas, Patrick Page, Jeb Brown and Christopher Tierney alongside CNN hosts Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin. Check out some photos from the event below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SPIDER-MAN Saves Anderson Cooper on New Year's Eve!STAGE TUBE: SPIDER-MAN Saves Anderson Cooper on New Year's Eve!
by Stage Tube - Jan 1, 2012

After the Goblin threatened to drop the ball early to ruin New Year's Eve, Spider-Man raised it back to its original position and stood triumphantly on top of One Times Square. The event featured SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark actors Matthew James Thomas, Patrick Page, Jeb Brown and Christopher Tierney alongside CNN hosts Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: SPIDER-MAN Rescues New Year's Eve!Photo Flash: SPIDER-MAN Rescues New Year's Eve!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2012

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark showcased an unprecedented event with Times Square Alliance when they dropped the New Year's Eve ball 30 feet before midnight last night, marking the first time in history the ball has descended before midnight. In an exciting segment shown live in Times Square and on CNN, Spider-Man came to the rescue when The Green Goblin took host Anderson Cooper captive. After the Goblin threatened to drop the ball early to ruin New Year's Eve, Spider-Man raised it back to its original position and stood triumphantly on top of One Times Square. The event featured SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark actors Matthew James Thomas, Patrick Page, Jeb Brown and Christopher Tierney alongside CNN hosts Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mini-Spideys Celebrate Halloween at SPIDER-MANPhoto Coverage: Mini-Spideys Celebrate Halloween at SPIDER-MAN
by Peter James Zielinski - Oct 28, 2011

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark (Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris, Producers) hosted a special ticket giveaway in celebration of Halloween on Wednesday, October 26th. All children in costume at the matinee performance were invited to meet Spider-Man and take a photo with him immediately following the performance! Check out photos of the mini Spideys below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: SPIDER-Man's First 'Everyday Heroes' Initiative HonoreePhoto Coverage: SPIDER-Man's First 'Everyday Heroes' Initiative Honoree
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2011

At a press conference on Wednesday, September 21st at the Foxwoods Theatre, Reeve Carney, star of SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, Broadway's most popular new show, announced a new initiative to honor 'Everyday Heroes.' (more...)

Paul Bogaev: A Superhero for SPIDER-MANPaul Bogaev: A Superhero for SPIDER-MAN
by BWW - Jun 9, 2011

Yet next week, on Tuesday, June 14, the curtain is scheduled to 'rise above' on Spider-Man, thanks in no small part to the efforts of a hard-working creative team that includes Paul Bogaev of Weston. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christopher Tierney Returns to SPIDER-MAN RehearalsPhoto Coverage: Christopher Tierney Returns to SPIDER-MAN Rehearals
by Peter James Zielinski - Apr 25, 2011

Injured SPIDER-MAN perform Christopher Tierney returned to rehearsals for the musical on Monday, April 25th and BroadwayWorld.com was there with other press to great him upon his return. Lead producer Michael Cohl said last week that Tierney has been cleared to rejoin the show and hopes to be swinging over the audience again on opening night June 14. (more...)

Tierney To Rejoin SPIDER-MAN Cast During HiatusTierney To Rejoin SPIDER-MAN Cast During Hiatus
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2011

Injured SPIDER-MAN perform Christopher Tierney will return to the musical, according to news reports. (more...)

Taymor Says Broadway Success Can Be Found in 'Spectacle with No Book'Taymor Says Broadway Success Can Be Found in 'Spectacle with No Book'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2011

With the media and the public eyes still firmly looking toward SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark, director and co-writer Julie Taymor spoke to the LA Times, addressing the widespread negativity leveled toward the book and safety of the show. (more...)

RIALTO CHATTER: Safety Issues to Postpone SPIDER-MAN Again?RIALTO CHATTER: Safety Issues to Postpone SPIDER-MAN Again?
by Rialto Chatter - Nov 4, 2010

According to the NY Times, the Broadway run of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark might be postponed once again; this time, because of safety issues. As reported previously, inspectors from The New York Department of Labor payed a visit to the Foxwoods Theatre to take a look at the flying devices and methods being used. Because they saw only some of the dozens of aerial stunts in the show, delays in the opening are likely. If the Department of Labor approves of the rest of the stunts in the next 10 days, then performances will begin on November 4. (more...)

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