“Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark” Breaks All Known Records For Most Tonys On “Tony Sunday”
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FOR RELEASE ON TUESDAY, JUNE 12
“S P I D E R – M A N T u r n O f f T h e D a r k”
BREAKS ALL KNOWN RECORDS FOR MOST TONYS
ON “TONY SUNDAY”
OVER 148 TONYS, ANTHONYS, ANTOINETTES, TONIS, ANTONIOS AND ANTONIAS
ATTEND SPECIAL “TONY SUNDAY” PERFORMANCE
New York, NY – SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, already the record holder for the highest grossing week in history, smashed yet another Broadway record by receiving the most Tonys on Tony Sunday. One hundred and forty-eight SPIDER-MAN fans with the names Tony, Anthony, Antoinette, Antonio and Antonia attended a special Tony Sunday performance at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 10. Included in the audience was “American Idol” finalist Anthony Fedorov, along with the Tony-heavy Carbonara family of Staten Island: Tony Carbonara, his wife Toni Anne, and their son Anthony.
“Our family has been blessed with multiple Tonys. Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark is our favorite Broadway show and we were thrilled to be able celebrate ‘Tony Sunday’ at the Foxwoods Theatre,” said Tony Carbonara.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is Broadway’s most popular new show and, in the past year, the production has been seen by more than 1 million audience members from around the world. It features music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge, direction by Philip William McKinley (The Boy From Oz), and a book co-written by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Fantastic Four and Spider-Man comics, “Big Love”). Scenic Designer George Tsypin and Costume Designer Eiko Ishioka are winners of Outer Critics Circle Awards and Tony® Award nominations for their work on SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark.
The world’s most recognizable super hero leaps off the comic book pages and onto the Broadway stage in SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark. Peter Parker’s ordinary teenage life takes a turn for the extraordinary when he’s bitten by a genetically altered spider and suddenly finds himself endowed with incredible superpowers. Parker quickly learns that with great power comes great responsibility as he tries to juggle the demands of high school and home life, while battling the Green Goblin and his band of super villains as they try to take down New York City and destroy everything Peter holds dear – including the beautiful girl-next-door, Mary Jane Watson. This high-flying groundbreaking and history-making production brings this story – inspired by more than fifty years of Marvel comic books – thrillingly to life!
Tickets for SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark are priced from $79.50 – $159.50, and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by calling (877) 250-2929. Tickets are also available at the Foxwoods Theatre box office (213 West 42nd Street), which is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Photo credit: Eric Sagotsky
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