Single from “SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark” on sale Tonight -Cast Recording to be released on June 14
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FOR RELEASE ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
THE SINGLE: “RISE ABOVE 1” PERFORMED BY REEVE CARNEY FEATURING
BONO AND THE EDGE TO BE RELEASED WEDNESDAY MAY 25TH
SINGLE GOES UP FOR SALE DIGITALLY
MAY 25TH AT 5:00 P.M. (PT) / 8:00 P.M. (ET)
MUSIC FROM “ S P I D E R – M A N T u r n O f f T h e D a r k ”
TO BE RELEASED JUNE 14TH ON INTERSCOPE RECORDS
JUNE 14TH ALSO SET AS OPENING NIGHT FOR “SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark” AT BROADWAY’S FOXWOODS THEATRE
Santa Monica, CA – Music from SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark will be released on June 14th by Interscope Records. With 14 new songs co-written by Bono and The Edge for the Broadway production, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, the album is produced by Steve Lillywhite. Songs are performed by the cast including Reeve Carney in the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Jennifer Damiano in the role of Mary Jane, T.V. Carpio as Arachne and Patrick Page as the Green Goblin, with contributions from Bono and The Edge and music performed by the production’s twenty member strong orchestra. The release date coincides with the opening night (June 14th) of the Broadway show.
Scheduled for release today is the first single, “Rise Above 1” performed by Reeve Carney featuring Bono and The Edge, produced by Alex Da Kid. Following its release this morning to radio and internet media, “Rise Above 1” will go up for sale digitally at 5:00 p.m. (PT) / 8:00 p.m. (ET).
Carney is the frontman (on lead vocals and guitar) of the Los Angeles-based rock band Carney. His band-mates, Zane Carney (guitar), Jon Epcar (drums), and Aiden Moore (bass), perform nightly with the Broadway orchestra of SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, the most ambitious production ever undertaken on Broadway, is currently in previews at the Foxwoods Theatre on West 43rd Street. Lead producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris recently announced that Philip William McKinley, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and Chase Brock have joined the creative team to help implement new staging, assist with book rewrites, and create additional choreography, respectively. McKinley has vast experience directing technically complex productions on Broadway and beyond. Aguirre-Sacasa is an acclaimed playwright, screenwriter (Big Love) and a noted writer of Spider-Man comic books. Brock is an innovative choreographer experienced with large Broadway shows.
Inspired by over 40 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.
The show features 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, and a book co-written by Taymor, Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
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