First In-depth Look at “SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark” to Air on CBS “60 Minutes” Sunday November 28
FOR RELEASE ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2010
FIRST IN-DEPTH LOOK AT
“ S P I D E R – M A N T u r n O f f T h e D a r k ”
TO AIR ON
CBS “60 MINUTES”
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28
AT 7:00 P.M.
LESLEY STAHL TO UNVEIL CULMINATION OF
NEARLY TWO YEARS WORTH OF EXCLUSIVE ACCESS
INCLUDING RARE PEEK INTO THE REHEARSAL PROCESS
INTERVIEWS WITH THE CREATIVE TEAM,
AND FIRST LOOK AT THE ACTUAL SHOW
New York, NY – CBS’ “60 Minutes” will air the first in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark on Sunday, November 28 at 7:00 P.M., mere moments after the curtain will rise on the hotly anticipated show for the very first time at the Foxwoods Theatre. The “60 Minutes” piece is the product of nearly two years worth of exclusive access into the creative and rehearsal processes of the biggest musical production in Broadway history. For the piece, correspondent Lesley Stahl interviewed composers Bono and The Edge and director and co-book writer Julie Taymor, among others involved with the production. The story will also feature never-before-seen footage of the actual show.
Featuring direction by Tony® Award-winner Julie Taymor (The Tempest, Across The Universe, The Lion King), music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge, a book co-written by Taymor and Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel) and one of the most iconic title characters of all time, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is the most ambitious production ever undertaken on Broadway and finds astonishingly fresh ways to tell a story inspired by over 40 years of Marvel comic books. The show 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 will thrill the audience through a unique entertainment experience in ways never-before-dreamed-possible in live theater.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark will begin performances at Broadway’s Foxwoods Theatre (213 West 42nd Street) on Sunday, November 28, with Opening Night set for Tuesday, January 11, 2011.
Tickets are priced from $67.50 – $135 for weekday performances and $67.50 – $140 for weekend performances and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by calling (877) 250-2929. Tickets are also available at the Foxwoods Theatre box office Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m and Sunday 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Syfy, the premier cable destination for imagination-based entertainment, is a lead media partner for SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark.
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