Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark to Debut Song on Good Morning America- Audience Invited to Attend
FOR RELEASE ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
A HAPPENING IN TIMES SQUARE:
“SPIDER–MAN Turn Off The Dark”
TO HAVE WORLD BROADCAST PREMIERE
OF A NEW SONG FROM THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED
JULIE TAYMOR PRODUCTION
WITH MUSIC & LYRICS BY BONO & THE EDGE
ON ABC “GOOD MORNING AMERICA”
THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
REEVE CARNEY (PETER PARKER) AND BAND TO PERFORM
LIVE ON-AIR CONCERT
BONO AND THE EDGE TO APPEAR VIA SATELLITE
JULIE TAYMOR WILL APPEAR LIVE FROM TIMES SQUARE STUDIO
New York, NY – Lead producer Michael Cohl has announced that SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark will make its television debut this Friday, September 10, on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” The appearance will feature interviews with the show’s composers and lyricists, Bono and The Edge, live via satellite from their European tour, and Tony® Award-winning director Julie Taymor, as well as the premiere of a song from the highly anticipated show, performed by its star, Reeve Carney (who portrays Peter Parker/Spider-Man) and his band Carney, live from The Hudson Theatre in Times Square.
“When I first heard about SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, I imagined it would be something extraordinary, and one of the all-time great collaborations: Bono, The Edge and Julie Taymor. . . Wow!” said Michael Cohl. “Now that we are deep into production, it is even more extraordinary than I ever imagined.”
“It’s fun writing songs for the character Peter Parker,” said The Edge. “I wanted to be a scientist when I left school, but I got distracted.”
About her star, Julie Taymor stated, “When I first saw Reeve, he was performing with his terrific band Carney. The music of Bono and Edge requires an extraordinary talent. Not only is Reeve a great rock and roll singer, but his acting is equally fresh and authentic.”
The public can take part in this debut performance by being part of the live audience (and hear additional music from SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark). Audience members should arrive beginning at 6:30 AM to the Hudson Theatre, located in the Millennium Broadway hotel at 145 West 44th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue. For more information, visit http://SpiderManOnBroadway.com.
Audience members at the live concert will also have the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the show’s very first public performance on November 14th.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark represents the consummate collaboration of cultures by joining the theatrical and cinematic vision of Julie Taymor with the thrilling musicality of Bono and The Edge, and the iconic Spider-Man brand. This project has allowed these artists to create a work specifically designed for a theater environment, that can’t be produced as a stadium show. It is the natural evolution of three remarkable careers. SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark promises to be the most ambitious production ever attempted on Broadway.
Featuring music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge, direction by Tony® Award-winner Julie Taymor (The Tempest, Across The Universe, The Lion King), 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 finds astonishingly fresh ways to tell a story inspired by over forty years of Marvel comic books. The show follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down, literally, 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. Forget everything you think you know about Broadway; SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark will hurtle the audience through a thrilling experience in ways never-before-dreamed-possible in live theater.
The complete cast of SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark includes Reeve Carney as ‘Peter Parker/Spider-Man,’ Tony® Award nominee Jennifer Damiano as ‘Mary Jane Watson,’ Natalie Mendoza, Patrick Page as ‘Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin,’ Michael Mulheren, Ken Marks, Isabel Keating, Jeb Brown, T.V. Carpio, Mat Devine, Gideon Glick, Jonathan Schwartz, Matthew James Thomas, Laura Beth Wells, Matt Caplan, Dwayne Clark, Luther Creek, Gerald Avery, Collin Baja, Marcus Bellamy, Emmanuel Brown, Erin Elliott, Craig Henningsen, Dana Marie Ingraham, Ayo Janeen Jackson, Heather Lang, Ari Loeb, Natalie Lomonte, Kevin Loomis, Kristin Martin, Jodi McFadden, Kristen Oei, America Olivo, Jennifer Perry, Kyle Post, Brandon Rubendall, Sean Samuels, Dollar Tan, and Christopher Tierney.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark includes choreography by Daniel Ezralow (Across The Universe), scenic design by George Tsypin, costume design by Academy Award®-winner Eiko Ishioka (Dracula), lighting design by Tony® Award-winner Donald Holder, sound design by Jonathan Deans, projection design by Kyle Cooper (Across The Universe), mask design by Julie Taymor, hair design by Campbell Young Associates, make-up design by Judy Chin, aerial design by Scott Rogers (Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3), aerial rigging design by Jaque Paquin (Cirque du Soleil), orchestrations and arrangements by David Campbell, musical supervision by Teese Gohl, and music direction by Kimberly Grigsby. Casting is by Telsey + Co.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is produced by Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris, Land Line Productions, Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Norton Herrick and Herrick Entertainment, Billy Rovzar and Fernando Rovzar, Jeffrey B. Hecktman, Omneity Entertainment/Richard G. Weinberg, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, S2BN Entertainment, Jam Theatricals, The Mayerson/Gould/Hauser/Tysoe Group, and Patricia Lambrecht, By Special Arrangement With Marvel Entertainment.
Tickets will be available to the general public soon, via www.Ticketmaster.com / 877-250-2929.
Tickets are priced from $67.50 – $135 for weekday performances and $67.50 – $140 for weekend performances. Performances begin November 14.
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