Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It's Official: Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark sets Broadway Opening

I, like many other theatre fans thought the long awaited musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark under the direction of Julie Taymor would never materialize. My inner skeptic is still wary as this musical that boasts a price tag of $50 million could run out of money and fold at any minute. When the numbers were crunched, it was discovered that this show will have to run for 5 straight, sold-out years with no discounts whatsoever to recoup its initial investment. That is quite a tall order. But nevertheless, Tony winning director Taymor along with U2's Bono and The Edge, who penned the score, seem up to the challenge. Reeve Carney, Jennifer Damiano, and Patrick Page lead the cast as Peter Parker/Spider Man, Mary Jane Watson, and Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin, respectively. Previews begin at the Foxwoods Theatre, formerly known as the Hilton Theatre, on November 14, 2010 with an official opening date of December 21, 2010.


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