STAGE TUBE: Nightline Talks SPIDER-MAN 2.0 - A Hit?
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark celebrated it's second Broadway birthday in November at The Foxwoods Theatre and Nightline has done a new segment on the show (with old footage) talking about how the show went from 'disaster' to 'hit'. Click below to play.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark began preview performances on November 28, 2010, and has become one of the most famous theatrical events in Broadway history. SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark has been seen since by more than 600,000 audience members from around the world. A frequent attraction for the A-list, Australian actress Poppy Montgomery recently stopped by the show and BroadwayWorld was there to catch a photo of her with the cast!
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark features music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge, direction by Philip William McKinley (The Boy From Oz), original direction by Tony® Award-winner Julie Taymor (The Lion King, Across The Universe, Frida), and book co-written by Taymor, Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Fantastic Four and Spider-Man comics, “Big Love”). The show currently stars Reeve Carney as “Peter Parker/Spider-Man,” Patrick Page as “Norman Osborn/Green Goblin,” Rebecca Faulkenberry as “Mary Jane Watson,” and Christina Sajous as “Arachne.”
In the past year of performances at The Foxwoods Theatre, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark has been the most media covered show in Broadway history, from “Saturday Night Live” to “The Simpsons” to “Conan” to “South Park” to the cover of The New Yorker.
Inspired by nearly 50 years of Marvel comic books, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down when he's bitten by a genetically altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to his bedroom ceiling. This bullied science-geek suddenly endowed with incredible powers soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility as villains put both his physical strength and strength of character to the test.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark now plays the following performance schedule: Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.