“SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark” welcomes U.S. Military to NYC for Fleet Week aboard the USS WASP
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
“ S P I D E R – M A N T U R N O F F T H E D A R K ”
WELCOMES U.S. MILITARY TO NEW YORK CITY
FOR FLEET WEEK
ABOARD THE USS WASP
SPIDER-MAN SAILS WITH TROOPS IN “PARADE OF SHIPS”
New York, NY (5/23/12) – In honor of Fleet Week, Broadway’s own super hero Spider-Man, welcomed real American heroes from the U.S. Armed Services to New York City, sailing into New York Harbor aboard the USS Wasp in the “Parade of Ships” earlier today. Spider-Man was given a tour of the ship by the Admiral, took photos with sailors, and gave a salute to everyone onboard for their service.
As announced yesterday, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is now offering “Spider-Man Hero Seats,” specially priced tickets for America’s Real Heroes and their families. All branches of the Armed Services (active, reservists, retired, and veteran), police officers, EMS and firefighters are all eligible to receive up to four “Hero Seats.” These tickets will be available year round beginning today, in honor of Fleet Week.
“Hero Seat” tickets are available at the Foxwoods Theatre box office (213 West 42nd Street) only with valid services ID, and can be purchased for day-of performance or up to two weeks in advance. “Hero Seats” are priced as follows: Tuesday – Thursday, $39/Friday – Sunday, $49. Tickets are subject to availability.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is Broadway’s most popular new show, and one of the most famous theatrical events in history. 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 were recently nominated for Tony® Awards 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.
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.