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Spider-Man swings onto Broadway. Fabulous!

Spider-Man has always been my favorite superhero, and now he might be my new favorite Broadway show! On December 21, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark will open at the Foxwood Theatre in NYC. The lead roles and synopsis are below.

Credits

 

  • Peter Parker / Spider-Man - Reeve Carney
  • Mary Jane Watson - Jennifer Damiano
  • Norman Osborn / Green Goblin - Patrick Page
  • Music by - Bono and The Edge (of U2)
  • Director - Julie Taymor

 

Synopsis

Drawing from more than 40 years of Marvel comic books for inspiration, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark spins a new take on the mythic tale of Peter Parker, a teenager whose unremarkable life in Queens is turned upside-down - literally - when he's bitten by a genetically-altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to the ceiling.

 

Bullied by his classmates and tortured by an unrelenting crush on next-door neighbor Mary Jane Watson, this science geek discovers he has suddenly been endowed with astonishing powers. He soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility.

Maligned by the media, buffeted by financial woes, and stretched thin by the expectations of the world at large, Peter now must struggle to navigate the perilous and peculiar demands of being a web-slinging super hero.

 

 

With the characters in Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark ranging from old familiar favorites to supervillains imagined anew for the stage, Spider-Man's battles will hurtle the audience through a story both recognisable and unexpected, culminating in an eye-popping, ultimate test for this iconic figure.

Finally, a Broadway show I want to see without thinking about it. I wonder how it will fare. Tickets will go on sale in September, with a special preorder offer on Ticketmaster starting August 14. 

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