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SPIDER MAN Injury Update 5: Mendoza Better and Expected Back to SPIDEY This Week
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2010

BroadwayWorld has been hearing that SPIDER MAN's Natalie Mendoza, who has been out of the show since December 2 due to a concussion she received during the first preview, could be out of the show for as long as another week. A spokesperson for the production stated that Mendoza 'would be going back into the production very soon,' in response. Reportedly, Mendoza underwent medical testing this week. (more...)
SPIDER MAN Injury Update 4: Mendoza Likely Out of Show for Another Week
by BWW News Desk - December 10, 2010

BroadwayWorld has been hearing that SPIDER MAN's Natalie Mendoza, who has been out of the show since December 2 due to a concussion she received during the first preview, could be out of the show for as long as another week. A spokesperson for the production stated that Mendoza 'would be going back into the production very soon,' in response. Reportedly, Mendoza underwent medical testing this week. (more...)
BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: SPIDER-MAN: BEHIND THE WEB, Hosted by Paige Davis - Episode 2 with Isabel Keating!BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: SPIDER-MAN: BEHIND THE WEB, Hosted by Paige Davis - Episode 2 with Isabel Keating!
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 10, 2010

BWW is thrilled to continue the exclusive, behind-the-scenes SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark webisode series, hosted by Broadway vet (and wife of SPIDEY's Green Goblin), Paige Davis. Do you know how many tons of steel were used to reconstruct the Foxwoods theater for the SPIDEY stunts? What does Patrick Page do prior to transforming himself into the Green Goblin? What are some of Julie Taymor's hidden talents? Find out each week until SPIDEY opens on Broadway, when Paige and BroadwayWorld go inside the Foxwoods Theatre to explore the carefully shrouded secrets of the production in SPIDER-MAN: Behind The Web. (more...)
SPIDER MAN Injury Update 3: Mendoza Still Out for 12/8 Show
by BWW News Desk - December 8, 2010

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that SPIDER MAN's Natalie Mendoza, who has been out of the show due to an injury she received during the first preview, has missed yet another perfomance tonight, December 8. We have been notified that the Spidey team is hopeful that she will return 'very soon'. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Conan Parodies of SPIDEY PersistSTAGE TUBE: Conan Parodies of SPIDEY Persist
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 8, 2010

As viewers and now non-viewers alike know, Conan O'Brien has enjoyed parodying Julie Taymor's production of SPIDER-MAN regularly on his late night show. In fact, as BroadwayWorld has previously reported, the team behind the Broadway musical SPIDER-MAN hasn't been amused by the constant late-night jokes about the show and recently sent bouquet of flowers from the production which said, 'We hope you enjoy the flowers. It was cheaper than a cease-and-desist.' (more...)
Taymor Says Work to Do on Book for SPIDER-MANTaymor Says Work to Do on Book for SPIDER-MAN
by BWW News Desk - December 7, 2010

While promoting her new film, THE TEMPEST, director Julie Taymor was of course asked about the current status of SPIDER-MAN. Taymor tells E! that 'I think it is exactly what we expected. In fact, better than what we expected. It's beyond my expectations. But the press? You never expect that.' Taymor says she never promised perfection right out of the gate. 'We have work to do,' she said. 'We have work on the book and work on getting it to run smoothly every night. It's like a circus. There are things that can go wrong and you just have to stop.' (more...)
STAGE TUBE:  SPIDER-MAN Spoofed on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVESTAGE TUBE: SPIDER-MAN Spoofed on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 5, 2010

Yet another comedy program has jumped on the bandwagon, making fun of Broadway's newest musical, SPIDER-MAN: Turn Off the Dark. In this 'Weekend Update' skit from Saturday Night Live's latest episode, Andy Samberg plays the latest in a long line of actors who have found it physically difficult to the play Spider-Man. (more...)
SPIDER-MAN Team Not Laughing at Conan O'BrienSPIDER-MAN Team Not Laughing at Conan O'Brien
by BWW News Desk - December 4, 2010

According to a recent article from the NY Post, the team behind the Broadway musical SPIDER-MAN: Turn Off the Dark, isn't amused by the constant late-night jokes about the show. (more...)
SPIDER-MAN Injury Update 2; Mendoza Concussion Received During First Preview; Equity Investigating; Official StatementSPIDER-MAN Injury Update 2; Mendoza Concussion Received During First Preview; Equity Investigating; Official Statement
by BWW News Desk - December 3, 2010

Last night, BroadwayWorld.com reported that Natalie Mendoza, who plays the lead role of Arachne in SPIDER-MAN: Turn Off the Dark had received a concussion and the role will be played through Tuesday (at minimum) by understudy America Olivo. We've confirmed that Mendoza was indeed injured during the show's first preview when she was hit in the head by a rope (or by a piece of equipment). The actress knew on Tuesday that she had a concussion, but still performed in the show against doctors orders on Tuesday night. It's been speculated that this might have to do with the limited time that an understudy would have had to rehearse, but nothing has been confirmed as to the specifics of why she went on Tuesday and is now sidelined. (more...)
SPIDER-MAN Injury Update; Mendoza Concussion Was Received During First Preview; Equity InvestigatingSPIDER-MAN Injury Update; Mendoza Concussion Was Received During First Preview; Equity Investigating
by BWW News Desk - December 3, 2010

Last night, BroadwayWorld.com reported that Natalie Mendoza, who plays the lead role of Arachne in SPIDER-MAN: Turn Off the Dark had received a concussion and the role will be played through Tuesday (at minimum) by understudy America Olivo. We've just confirmed that Mendoza was indeed injured during the show's first preview when she was hit in the head by a rope and the extent of the injury was not realized until later in the week. We're told that an official statement with more information will be revealed shortly. We checked with Actors Equity who has confirmed that they are looking into the matter and also has no comment at the current time. (more...)
SPIDER-MAN's Mendoza Has Concussion; Olivo to Play 'Arachne' Through TuesdaySPIDER-MAN's Mendoza Has Concussion; Olivo to Play 'Arachne' Through Tuesday
by BWW News Desk - December 2, 2010

BroadwayWorld.com has learned that Natalie Mendoza, who plays the lead role of Arachne in SPIDER-MAN: Turn Off the Dark has received a concussion and the role will be played through Tuesday by understudy America Olivo. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Bono & The Edge Reveal Ties to Spider-Man and The Green GoblinSTAGE TUBE: Bono & The Edge Reveal Ties to Spider-Man and The Green Goblin
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 2, 2010

SPIDER-MAN: Turn Off the Dark is now in previews at the Foxwoods Theatre on Broadway. Opening night is scheduled for January 11, 2011. Click below for a recent interview with Bono and The Edge conducted by MTV on how the two men match up to Spidey and his foe, the Green Goblin. (more...)
SPIDER-MAN Online Merch Store Now Open!SPIDER-MAN Online Merch Store Now Open!
by BWW News Desk - December 2, 2010

SPIDER-MAN: Turn Off the Dark is now in previews at the Foxwoods Theatre on Broadway. Opening night is scheduled for January 11, 2011. The online merchandise store is now open! Click here to view the available loot. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Conan Spoofs SPIDER-MANSTAGE TUBE: Conan Spoofs SPIDER-MAN
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 1, 2010

As the world now knows, SPIDER-MAN: Turn Off the Dark got off to a rocky start on Sunday, suffering many technical difficulties that caused major delays in the first preview. Click below to see Conan's answer to the $65M Spidey problem. (more...)
SPIDER-MAN Takes in 1M Since First Preview SPIDER-MAN Takes in 1M Since First Preview
by BWW News Desk - November 30, 2010

Lead producer Michael Cohl announced today that SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark sold more than one million dollars worth of tickets within 24 hours of the show's first preview performance. Directed by Julie Taymor and featuring a book by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger, and new music and lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is now in previews at Broadway's Foxwoods Theatre (213 West 42nd Street). (more...)
STAGE TUBE: The Today Show Profiles the Challenges of First SPIDEY PreviewSTAGE TUBE: The Today Show Profiles the Challenges of First SPIDEY Preview
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 30, 2010

On Sunday, November 28, the highly anticipated SPIDER-MAN: Turn Off the Dark had its first preview on Broadway. Message boards and Twitter were abuzz throughout the show, as audiences sat through 4 technical stops in Act 1, and 1 in Act 2 as well as an elongated intermission and one heckler, but the show as performed from beginning to end. The show also garnered what was most likely the most press co (more...)
Photo Coverage: SPIDER-MAN: Turn Off the Dark First Preview!Photo Coverage: SPIDER-MAN: Turn Off the Dark First Preview!
by BWW Photo Special - November 29, 2010

Photos from after the first night preview of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark at the Foxwoods Theater on November 28, 2010 in New York City (more...)
SPIDER-MAN First Preview Morning Reading RoundupSPIDER-MAN First Preview Morning Reading Roundup
by Robert Diamond - November 29, 2010

All anyone in the theatre world is talking about so far this morning is last night's first preview of the highly anticipated SPIDER-MAN: Turn Off the Dark. I was there and it was certainly a night to remember. Message boards and Twitter were abuzz throughout the show, as audiences sat through 4 technical stops in Act 1, and 1 in Act 2 as well as an elongated intermission (and one heckler), but the show as performed from beginning to end. (more...)
RIALTO CHATTER: SPIDER-MAN Completes First PreviewRIALTO CHATTER: SPIDER-MAN Completes First Preview
by Rialto Chatter - November 28, 2010

Tonight at approximately 10:15, the first preview of the highly anticipated SPIDER-MAN ended, some 3 hours and 45 minutes after it was scheduled to begin. Message boards and Twitter were abuzz throughout the show, noting that there were 4 technical stops in Act 1, and 1 in Act 2 as well as an elongated intermission, but the show as performed from beginning to end. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch SPIDER-MAN on 60 Minutes!STAGE TUBE: Watch SPIDER-MAN on 60 Minutes!
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 28, 2010

Lesley Stahl and '60 Minutes' cameras got the first look at the rehearsal and production of 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,' the most ambitious and expensive musical ever brought to a Broadway stage. Sunday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m. ET/PT. Watch it here! (more...)
SPIDER-MAN Flying Sequences Are ApprovedSPIDER-MAN Flying Sequences Are Approved
by BWW News Desk - November 28, 2010

The New York Times is reporting that on Friday, safety inspectors from the New York State Department of Labor saw and signed off on all 27 flying sequences in SPIDER MAN, and the show will indeed begin previews tonight at 6:30 pm. After last night's dress rehearsal was cancelled, it's been speculated at the entire show won't be performed tonight; the Times reports that stops during this evening's performance are possible and also notes that the final 10 minutes are 'not fully finished'. (more...)
BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: SPIDER-MAN: BEHIND THE WEB, Hosted by Paige Davis - Episode 1BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: SPIDER-MAN: BEHIND THE WEB, Hosted by Paige Davis - Episode 1
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 28, 2010

Today, in honor of the show's first preview tonight, BWW is thrilled to introduce the first episode of the exclusive, behind-the-scenes SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark webisode series, hosted by Broadway vet (and wife of SPIDEY's Green Goblin), Paige Davis. Do you know how many tons of steel were used to reconstruct the Foxwoods theater for the SPIDEY stunts? What does Patrick Page do prior to transforming himself into the Green Goblin? What are some of Julie Taymor's hidden talents? Find out each week until SPIDEY opens on Broadway, when Paige and BroadwayWorld go inside the Foxwoods Theatre to explore the carefully shrouded secrets of the production in SPIDER-MAN: Behind The Web. (more...)
SPIDER-MAN Begins Previews 11/28; Opening Night 1/11
by BWW News Desk - November 28, 2010

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark will begin preview performances on Broadway on Sunday, November 28, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. (more...)
BWW TV: First SPIDER-MAN Commercial Footage - 1BWW TV: First SPIDER-MAN Commercial Footage - 1
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 27, 2010

The New York Times just posted links to the first two 30-second commercials for SPIDER-MAN: Turn Off the Dark, which will begin airing on New York television on Monday. The ads, created by the Serino Coyne agency, feature production and rehearsal footage that has been shot in recent weeks. Click below to play! (more...)
BWW TV: First SPIDER-MAN Commercial Footage - 2BWW TV: First SPIDER-MAN Commercial Footage - 2
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 27, 2010

The New York Times just posted links to the first two 30-second commercials for SPIDER-MAN: Turn Off the Dark, which will begin airing on New York television on Monday. The ads, created by the Serino Coyne agency, feature production and rehearsal footage that has been shot in recent weeks. Click below to play! (more...)

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