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STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of SPIDER-MAN's 'Rise Above' Music Video
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 14, 2011

After years of delay, 70M+ in spending, casting and creative team do-overs, injuries and a Media Blitz unlike Broadway has ever seen before, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark opened at the Foxwoods Theatre on June 14, 2011. Click below to go behind the scenes of the making of the 'Rise Above' music video! (more...)

Reeve Carney on His SPIDER-MAN Workout!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2011

SPIDER-MAN's own Reeve Carney recently chatted with Time Out New York about how how he keeps himself in top Spidey shape. Carney revealed, 'For me, the show is my workout. [Spider-Man] is a really great cardiovascular workout. The biggest change I've noticed is that my reflexes have improved dramatically. But I never wanted to get any bigger. I'm onstage with a band, and I like to wear sleeveless shirts. The only rock star I can think of who really makes that work, with muscles, is Bruce Springsteen, and I'm not really like him. I love his music, but I wouldn't put myself in that category. It helps to be a little more slight-of-build.' (more...)

BWW TV: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: Talking With SPIDER-MAN's Lovebirds Reeve Carney & Jennifer Damiano
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 06, 2011

Welcome to the kick-off of BroadwayWorld's newest feature, and first-ever talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE. Follow Richard as he visits Broadway's best and brightest in their Broadway dressing rooms to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. The season begins with a unique joint chat with the lovebirds of SPIDER-MAN, Reeve Carney, who plays Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man) and Jennifer Diamiano who plays his object of his affection, Mary Jane Watson. Crammed into Carney's cozy dressing room (selected small, intentionally), Richard gets the scoop from the pair on the SPIDER-MAN journey from inside the room, how the company dealt personally with the media circus, working with artistic icons Bono, Edge and Julie Taymor, and that kiss. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Chase Brock Talks Spidey's Choreography
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 28, 2011

Broadway?s biggest show SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark officially opens Tuesday, June 14th at the Foxwoods Theatre (213 West 42nd Street). The show 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'). (more...)

Julie Taymor to Speak Out About SPIDER-MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2011

Although SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK has seldom stopped making headlines in the past year, the team behind the musical has been all but mum on details regarding their tumultous journey. From recasting, to previews, to delays, and finally opening night - which took place just this Tuesday - there has been more attention focused on the show than any in recent memory. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by Walter McBride - Jun 18, 2011

A long-standing opening night tradition on the Great White Way, the fabled Gypsy Robe is bestowed upon a veteran Broadway chorus member for each opening production. In what has now become a theatrical ritual, originating on Broadway 60 years ago, SPIDER-MAN cast member Luther Creek was the recipient at the Foxwoods Theatre in New York City. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN on Early Hollywood Reporter Review 'Bad Taste'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2011

On the subject of breaking the 10:00 p.m. embargo on reviews, -Rick Miramontez, Spokesperson, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark released a statement noting that 'For The Hollywood Reporter to break the embargo and run its review before opening night curtain goes up is the epitome of bad taste. Everyone in this production has waited a very long time to get to this point, and it is incredibly disrespectful that certain members of the media won't wait a few more hours to post their reviews. We trust that no other outlets will stoop so low.' (more...)

Just In: Julie Taymor Will Attend SPIDER-MAN's Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2011

After more than 185 previews, onstage and offstage drama, and the critics descending long before the opening, the official opening of SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK is - at last - here tonight. The New York Times has just cleared up the speculation has whether original Spider-Man creator Julie Taymor would attend the opening, having been replaced by Philip William McKinley back in March. (more...)

Will Julie Taymor Attend SPIDER-MAN's Opening?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2011

According to Showbiz411.com who has been fairly accurate with Julie Taymor related news, they report that 'I'm told that the show's masterful creator, Julie Taymor, is likely to attend the premiere. She should, and she should take a big bow at curtain call. Tonight closes almost nine years worth of hard work.' (more...)

BWW TV Preview: SPIDER-MAN Opens on Broadway - TONIGHT!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 14, 2011

After more than 185 previews, onstage and offstage drama, and the critics descending long before the opening, the official opening of SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK is at last here! We'll be bringing you our usual full coverage of the opening tonight starting with our live review roundup this evening, with pictures, videos and more to come! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sesame Street Takes on SPIDER-MAN with SPIDERMONSTER!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 13, 2011

Catch a sneak peek of 'SpiderMonster, the Musical,' Sesame Street's new spoof of the Broadway show as part of the program's 42nd season. New episodes begin September 2011. Also the butt of a few punches at the Tony Awards last night, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark officially celebrates it's opening night on tomorrow, June 14 th at the Foxwoods Theatre. (more...)

BWW TV First Look: SPIDER-MAN on Broadway Extended Video Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2011

It's the most highly anticipated opening in recent Broadway memory, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark officially celebrates their opening night on Tuesday, June 14 th at the Foxwoods Theatre. The show 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"). The first full video preview footage has been released and we've got a first look at the production that has EVERYONE talking! (more...)

Photo Flash: New SPIDER-MAN 2.0 Production Photos
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2011

In one of the most highly anticipated openings in recent Broadway memory, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark officially celebrates their opening night on Tuesday, June 14 th at the Foxwoods Theatre. The show 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"). The newest production photos have been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Celebrating T.V. Carpio's First Official Performance with the Cast of SPIDER-MAN
by Peter James Zielinski - Jan 05, 2011

Cast member T.V. Carpio officially assumed the role of 'Arachne' in SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, replacing Natalie Mendoza who departed the production last week after suffering a concussion at an early preview. BroadwayWorld.com was there amongst invited press to capture the star (and the rest of the cast) at the stage door post-show. (more...)

RIALTO CHATTER: Safety Issues to Postpone SPIDER-MAN Again?
by Rialto Chatter - Nov 04, 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...)

RIALTO CHATTER: SPIDEY Pushes Opening Back to January
by Rialto Chatter - Nov 04, 2010

As BroadwayWorld reported last night, according to the NY Times, the Broadway run of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark was rumored to be postponed once again; this time, because of safety issues. inspectors from The New York Department of Labor visited 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 14. (more...)

NY Labor Department Inspectors to Visit SPIDEY Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Nov 02, 2010

The New York Times reports this afternoon that a second SPIDER-MAN performer has come forward to report an injury as a result of the show's complicated stunts. This second performer - who is remaining anonymous - claims to have broken both feet during the same catapult stunt from which Kevin Aubin broke both wrists, as BroadwayWorld reported earlier today. (more...)

2nd SPIDEY Actor Speaks Out on Stunt Injury
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2010

The New York Times reports this afternoon that a second SPIDER-MAN performer has come forward to report an injury as a result of the show's complicated stunts. This second performer - who is remaining anonymous - claims to have broken both feet during the same catapult stunt from which Kevin Aubin broke both wrists, as BroadwayWorld reported earlier today. (more...)

Update: SPIDER-MAN's Aubin Wrists Broken But Back in Show Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2010

Michael Riedel reported in this morning's New York Post that SPIDER-MAN's Kevin Aubin, one of several performs said to be appearing in a SPIDER-MAN outfit had broken both of his wrists during a small presentation for ticket brokers and group sales agents last week. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SPIDEY Gets Stan Lee's Seal of Approval
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 11, 2010

Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee recently stopped by the Foxwoods Theatre to take in a rehearsal of SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK and chat with the company. Click below to hear just why Lee was so impressed with the production, and why he can't wait to see the show - yes - 100 times. (more...)

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