Glen Berger News

off the WALL Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 06, 2014

Great plays, bold choices, talented artists. off the WALL is announcing the 2014-15 season, featuring three Pittsburgh premieres in the Acting Company's four-play program, as well as repertory theater. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/14- SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2014

Today in 2011, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark opened at the Foxwoods Theatre, where it ran for 1066 performances. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is a rock musical with music and lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge and a book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The musical is based on the Spider-Man comics created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, published by Marvel Comics, as well as the 2002 film about the character and the Greek myth of Arachne. lt tells the story of the origin of the character, his romance with Mary Jane and his battles with the evil Green Goblin. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MetroStage's UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL Is Brilliant, Forces the Audience to Think
by Audrey Liebross - Apr 21, 2014

MetroStage's UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL is brilliantly written and acted, and goes from a minor mystery -- return of a library book a century late -- to questions of major importance to the world. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Potent Paul Robeson Play Comes to Mark Taper Forum
by Don Grigware - Apr 21, 2014

The Tallest Tree in the Forest/written & performed by Daniel Beaty/directed by Moises Kaufman/Mark Taper Forum/through May 25 (more...)

BWW Reviews: One Man and a Production Takes on THE THOUSANDTH NIGHT at Metrostage
by G. Blaise Hoeler - Apr 11, 2014

But more than just a play about trying to bypass the Nazi regime and their cruelty, this play is about loss. Not just one loss, but continual and mounting loss. De Bonheur first loses his country, then his family of actors and finally bids farewell to his most abiding love-his art. (more...)

MetroStage Kicks Off 'In Rep' Series with THE THOUSANDTH NIGHT and UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

MetroStage will be producing its first In Rep series this spring featuring two one man shows The Thousandth Night by Carol Wolf starring Marcus Kyd (today, Apr. 3-May 18) and Underneath the Lintel by Glen Berger starring Paul Morella (Apr. 17-May 25.) Both will be directed by John Vreeke. (more...)

MetroStage to Kick Off 'In Rep' Series with THE THOUSANDTH NIGHT and UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, 4/3-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

MetroStage will be producing its first In Rep series this spring featuring two one man shows The Thousandth Night by Carol Wolf starring Marcus Kyd (Apr. 3-May 18) and Underneath the Lintel by Glen Berger starring Paul Morella (Apr. 17-May 25.) Both will be directed by John Vreeke. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Continues 'Play-By-Play' Series with A PUBLIC EDUCATION, Now thru 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the second installment in its new play reading series, called Play-By-Play: A Public Education by Jeff Talbott tonight and tomorrow, March 14 and 15, 2014. Guest artist Shana Gold directs the production. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre to Continue 'Play-By-Play' Series with A PUBLIC EDUCATION, 3/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 08, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the second installment in its new play reading series, called Play-By-Play: A Public Education by Jeff Talbott on March 14 and 15, 2014. Guest artist Shana Gold directs the production. (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...)

Little Fish's UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL Opens 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Little Fish Theatre today announces the opening of the third show of its thirteenth season, UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, by Glen Berger. (more...)

12 Peers Theater Presents Pittsburgh Premiere of UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, Now thru 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

12 Peers Theater presents the Pittsburgh Premiere of Glen Berger's Underneath The Lintel. Underneath the Lintel performs today, February 5 - 26, 2014 at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater, 937 Liberty Avenue, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, Penn. (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...)

SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway - The Full History!
by BWW Staff - Jan 04, 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 & Vegas
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 03, 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...)

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...)

SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway, Part Three: The Opening Night - Bows, Red Carpet & Taymor's Return
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 02, 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 & Injuries
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 01, 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...)

SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway, Part One: The Beginning - Inception, Rumors & Rehearsals
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 31, 2013

Today's edition of 'SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway' focuses on the show's beginnings, recalling Spidey's journey from its inception in April 2007, until previews began at the Foxwoods Theater on November 28, 2010. For over three years, rumors circulated about the comic book hero's trip to Broadway, and after a major cast shuffle and a few initial production delays, the first version of the musical at last performed for Broadway audiences. (more...)

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