Eiko Ishioka News

Academy Brings Hollywood Costume To Iconic Wilshire May Company Building
by Movies News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

This fall the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the final showing of the groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in the historic Wilshire May Company building (more...)

Injured SPIDER-MAN Actor Daniel Curry Talks Accident, Lawsuit and More: 'I Thought, Am I Going to Die?'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

More has come to light on the SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK saga involving injured dancer Daniel Curry, as the performer has opened up about the experience and the resulting lawsuit in an interview with The New York Times. (more...)

PTC to Stage MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 2/21-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the charming Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing, February 21 through March 8, 2014. (more...)

Injured SPIDER-MAN Actor Daniel Curry Suing Show's Producers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK might have closed on Broadway, but its drama continues. The New York Times reports that Daniel Curry, who was injured in August while performing in the musical, filed a lawsuit this week against the show's producers, engineering consultants and others, pointing to the "negligence in the design and operation of a mechanical lift that Mr. Curry was using onstage when he was hurt." (more...)

Photo Coverage: SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Takes Final Flight on Broadway; Inside Closing Night Curtain Call!
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 05, 2014

SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, the Broadway spectacular that defied odds and expectations to conquer New York, played its final performance at the Foxwoods Theatre yesterday, Jan. 4, 2014, after being seen by approximately two million fans, and 1,268 performances. Since it began previews on November 28, 2010, and even before they bagan, the show's high and lows were in the news, making it one of the most talked about shows in theater history. Last night, BWW was on the scene to capture Spidey's final moments on the Great White Way - check out photos from the show's last curtain call below! (more...)

Reeve Carney's SPIDER-MAN Costume to Display at National Museum of American History
by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 2014

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark announced today that the Smithsonian Institution is inducting the Spider-Man costume worn by its original star, Reeve Carney, into the permanent collection of its National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. This honor coincides with the production's final performance on Broadway, taking place on Saturday, January 4, 2014, before the production moves to Las Vegas. (more...)

Joe Allen Makes Statement on SPIDER-MAN Appearance on Flop Wall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, the Broadway spectacular that defied odds and expectations to conquer New York, will play its final performance at the Foxwoods Theatre on January 4, 2014. Since the announcement, there has been speculation as to whether the show, which ran for 3 years on Broadway, will make it to the infamous wall of flops at Joe Allen (326 West 46th Street). (more...)

Empire State Building to Honor SPIDER-MAN's Final Performance?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2013

Page Six reports that Spidey producers have put in an official request, asking that the Empire State Building light up in red and blue in honor of the show's final performance on January 4th. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN to Open at Steve Wynn's Encore Theatre in Las Vegas?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

Now according to the Las Vegas Sun, Wynn is making space for the musical at the Encore Theatre. Robin Leach writes: 'I can safely confirm Steve's "very serious interest" in moving the high-flying spectacular to open in his Encore Theater in a year, but nothing is apparently yet signed and sealed. He's prepared to financially back its revamped version, adding incredible, stunning Las Vegas elements to the extravaganza.' (more...)

Steve Wynn to Host SPIDER-MAN in Las Vegas?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, the Broadway spectacular that defied odds and expectations to conquer New York, is moving to Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world. After more than three historic years on Broadway, the show play its final performance at the Foxwoods Theatre on January 4, 2014. Now according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Casino executive Steve Wynn is currently in meetings to host the production. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN to Launch Arena Tour in 2016?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, the Broadway spectacular that defied odds and expectations to conquer New York, is moving to Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world. After more than three historic years on Broadway, the show play its final performance at the Foxwoods Theatre on January 4, 2014. In a recent interview with Billboard, producer Michael Cohl chatted about the big transfer. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK Celebrates Third Anniversary Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

Three years ago SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark played its first performance on Broadway -- an evening that is now the stuff of Broadway lore. In the ensuing years, the production has made an unprecedented glowing impact on New York City and the theater world. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Teams with Givenik to Participate in New York Cares Annual Coat Drive
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark will partner with Givenik.com to participate in New York Cares Annual Coat Drive. When patrons purchase tickets to the high-flying Broadway spectacular through Givenik.com during the months of November and December, 5% of the total sale will be donated to New York Cares. Additionally, the Foxwoods Theatre will serve as a New York Cares Coat Drive public collection site. Now through December 31, 2013 patrons are encouraged to drop off coats outside the box office at 213 West 42ndStreet between 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and during show hours on performance days. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Has Offers from Russia, Germany & Japan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

In yesterday's New York Post, Michael Cohl, the producer of Broadway's SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK opened up to Michael Riedel about the recent news that the show will be closing down in January. (more...)

Update: SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Sets Jan. 4, 2014 Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, the Broadway spectacular that defied odds and expectations to conquer New York, is moving to Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world. After more than three historic years on Broadway, the show play its final performance at the Foxwoods Theatre on January 4, 2014. Additional information on the upcoming Las Vegas production will be announced in the weeks to come. SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is currently the 16th highest grossing Broadway production of all time, having taken in more than $200 million at the box office. The show has been seen by approximately two million fans, and will have played 1,268 performances by the time it takes its final bow at the Foxwoods Theatre. (more...)

OFFICIAL: SPIDER-MAN to Close on Broadway in January 2014; Next Stop, Las Vegas!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

Following a flurry of rumors this evening, BroadwayWorld has received official word that SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK will be switching off the lights in January 2014. (more...)

Gene Simmons Offered Role of 'Green Goblin' in SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2013

KISS bass guitarist and vocalist Gene Simmons Tweeted today: 'Thank you, Michael Cohl for offering me the role of the Green Goblin on the Broadway production of #spiderman', along with a picture of the villain. There has been no confirmation yet on whether he has accepted the offer, but stay tuned -- BWW will bring you updates as we have them! (more...)

Glen Berger's 'SONG OF SPIDER-MAN' Book Hits Shelves Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

Playwright Glen Berger, who worked alongside Julie Taymor, Bono and The Edge on SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, will see his book 'Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History' hit the shelves today, November 5, 2013. (more...)

Broadway Ushers Set for VOICES FROM THE AISLES Cabaret at Stage 72, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

Voices From The Aisles, a cabaret show that puts Broadway's finest ushers on stage and inside the Playbill, will be presented on Monday, November 4th at 9:30 pm at Stage 72 (formerly The Triad). (more...)

Photo Flash: SPIDER-MAN's Justin Matthew Sargent Sings National Anthem at Nets-Heat Game
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

Justin Matthew Sargent , the new web-slinging superhero in Broadway's SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, sang the National Anthem at the sold-out preseason game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat last night at the Barclays Center. Sargent's performance of the Anthem lead directly into a 10 minute ceremony during which the Nets retired the No. 5 jersey of Jason Kidd, one of the franchise's best players and new coach, to the rafters. Check out photos from his performance below! (more...)

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