“SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark” celebrates real superheroes on opening night
Rick Miramontez / Andy Snyder / Jaron Caldwell / Elizabeth Wagner / Sam Corbett
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FOR RELEASE ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011
OPENING NIGHT OF “SPIDER-MAN” WAS ALL ABOUT SUPERHEROES,
ONSTAGE AND OFF
A SLEW OF REAL-LIFE HEROES AMONG GUESTS AT
THE HISTORIC OPENING NIGHT OF
“SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark”
New York, NY – While New York celebrated its favorite onstage superhero, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark celebrated the kind of heroism that only happens off-stage by inviting a group of real-life heroes to last night’s star-studded opening performance of the Broadway spectacular. Before entering the Foxwoods Theatre (213 West 42nd Street), the heroes walked the red carpet, as a group, and posed for a phalanx of photographers alongside SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark composers Bono and The Edge.
Among the heroes in attendance were Capt. Bryan Bouchard (U.S. Air Force), Capt. Tara Dawe (New York Army National Guard), Sgt. Owen Eichenlaub (U.S. Marine Corps), MK2 Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Franco (United States Coast Guard Reserve), Terrance Holliday (Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs and retired U.S. Air Force Colonel), Lt. Carlos Linomontes (U.S. Navy), Spc. George Lippi (U.S. Army), Lance Orton (civilian who alerted NYPD to SUV parked in Times Square packed with explosives), Spc. Christopher Ramos (U.S. Army), Sgt. Ricardo Rosado (U.S. Marine Corps), Spc. Joshua Thiele (U.S. Army), and EN2 Andy Torres (U.S. Navy).
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark features creative consultation by Philip William McKinley (The Boy From Oz), original direction by Tony® Award-winner Julie Taymor (The Lion King, Across The Universe, Frida), music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge, and book co-written by Taymor, Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Fantastic Four and Spider-Man comics, “Big Love”).
“Music from SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark” was released on June 14th by Interscope Records. With 14 original 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.
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.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark began preview performances on November 28, 2010. Tickets are now on sale through October 2, 2011, with group tickets on sale through January 8, 2012.
Tickets for SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark 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, which is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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.
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