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SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark on Broadway Update

The producers of SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark are announcing a schedule change for the new Broadway production opening at the Hilton Theatre this year.
 
The production will not begin preview performances on February 25.  As announced late last year, the production is moving forward.  A revised schedule of preview performances, and an opening date in 2010, will be confirmed shortly.
 
Ticketmaster is contacting ticket holders impacted by the delay.  Anyone who has purchased tickets may request a refund from Ticketmaster immediately, or wait for the announcement of the new performance schedule at which time further details for new dates and exchanges will be announced. Ticketmaster is on the web at:  www.Ticketmaster.com <http://www.Ticketmaster.com> or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
 
Please note:  Ticket buyers will receive a full refund (including booking fees) on tickets purchased at Ticketmaster. The producers will pick up the cost of the processing fee which would not normally be refunded.

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See SPIDER-MAN’s Reeve Carney & Evan Rachel Wood in Carney’s new video

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Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark Announces Future Plans, Reeve Carney To Play Peter Parker

NEWS UPDATE:

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark

NEW PRODUCING TEAM ANNOUNCES

FUTURE PLANS

REEVE CARNEY TO PLAY PETER PARKER

 

The producing team of the Broadway-bound SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark met with the show’s key creatives today to confirm the following.

 

Michael Cohl has joined the production as lead producer on the show.  Jeremiah J. Harris is now second producer on the show.  The full producing team for SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is Michael Cohl, Jeremiah J. Harris, Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle, Marvel Entertainment/David Maisel, and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The producers said that full financing for SPIDER-MAN is expected to be in place shortly.  Once this happens the show will resume full production.  The show will open in 2010 at the Hilton Theatre in New York.

 

Michael Cohl said, “Having started early on with SPIDER-MAN and now taking on the lead producing role is extremely exciting and a welcome challenge.  Knowing the details and intricacies of this wildly ambitious project, I want to ‘turn off the dark’ on all the wild speculation about the show — it’s moving forward!”

 

SPIDER-MAN director Julie Taymor said, “With a team that includes Bono, Edge and Glen Berger, there was never a question in my mind that SPIDER-MAN would happen – it was just a matter of when.  I am delighted that Michael Cohl is making this a reality.”

 

After an exhaustive search that included a casting call tour spanning six cities and thousands of candidates, the producers and creative team have selected Reeve Carney to play the role of Peter Parker, The Amazing Spider-Man. Carney joins previously announced cast members Evan Rachel Wood as Mary Jane Watson, Peter Parker’s girlfriend and Alan Cumming as Norman Osborn (aka Green Goblin).

 

Reeve is the lead singer of CARNEY, the hot up and coming rock band whose newest single “Love Me Chase Me” was released this summer. The band’s first full length album, entitled Mr. Green, will be released in early 2010 on Interscope Records. Reeve’s acting credits include Julie Taymor’s upcoming film version of The Tempest and the film version of the acclaimed novel Snow Falling on Cedars.

 

Julie Taymor continued, “Having recently finished shooting The Tempest with Reeve as the young prince, I am thrilled to cast him in an entirely different role as Peter Parker in SPIDER-MAN. 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.”

 

Bono and The Edge, who have written the music and lyrics for the production said, “Our ambition was to find a Peter Parker who could really act and sing, but who still brings a kind of performance that could be new to Broadway audiences. We wanted something a little more authentically rock and roll. Reeve is everything we could have hoped for: an amazing voice and a truly charismatic presence.”

 

Drawing from over 40 years of Marvel comic books for inspiration, SPIDER-MAN spins a new take on the mythic tale of a young man propelled from a modest rowhouse in Queens to the sky-scraping spire of the Chrysler Building, the bustling offices of the Daily Bugle, through the dizzying canyons of Manhattan, to new vistas never before seen. The musical 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 astonishing powers ­soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility as villains test not only his physical strength but also his strength of character. Spider-Man’s battles will hurtle the audience through an origin story both recognizable and unexpected ­yielding new characters as well as familiar faces ­until a final surprising confrontation casts a startling new light on this hero’s journey.
 
SPIDER-MAN features music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge of U2 with direction by Tony® Award-winner Julie Taymor (The Tempest, Across The Universe, The Lion King). SPIDER-MAN is written by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel).  The principal creative and design team for SPIDER-MAN includes Daniel Ezralow, Choreographer (Across the Universe, The Green Bird); George Tsypin, Sets (The Magic Flute, The Little Mermaid); Eiko Ishioka, Costumes (Academy Award® for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Tony Award® nomination for M. Butterfly, the opening ceremonies for the Beijing Olympics); Donald Holder, Lighting (Tony® Awards for The Lion King, South Pacific); Jonathan Deans, Sound (Fosse, The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, Young Frankenstein); and Teese Gohl, Musical Supervisor (Across the Universe, Frida). Additional members of the SPIDER-MAN creative team will be announced at a later date.
 
TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets for SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark are now on sale exclusively for American Express® Cardmembers at Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000, or at all Ticketmaster outlets. 

 

BIOGRAPHY

REEVE CARNEY (Peter Parker) looks the part of the hero in a Tim Burton fairy-tale. That’s fine with the young musician/singer/actor, as he counts Burton as one of his many inspirations, along with Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Walt Disney, The Beatles, Texas swing music, and, as he hesitantly admits, “a lot of obscure artists I wouldn’t expect people to know.”

 

At the age of 8, he recorded an album with Peter, Paul and Mary and a few years later he was contacted by Michael Jackson to sing on one of the tracks of HIStory. In 1997, when his mother could no longer afford guitar lessons, she brought him to an old Los Angeles blues club where he started to play weekly with artists more than twice his age. Now with over a decade of live shows behind him, the experience is evident in his incredible stage presence and skillful handling of the guitar and piano.

 

Reeve is the lead singer and lead guitarist of CARNEY, the up and coming rock band currently touring North America. In CARNEY, Reeve is accompanied by his brother Zane who shares lead guitar in the band, Aiden Moore on bass, and Jon Epcar on the drums. CARNEY’S newest single “Love Me Chase Me” was released this summer and the band’s first full length album, entitled Mr. Green, is scheduled for an early 2010 release on Interscope Records. For more information on CARNEY, please visit www.CarneyTheBand.com.

 

As an actor, Reeve’s credits include the young prince Ferdinand in Julie Taymor’s upcoming film adaptation of The Tempest and the film version of the acclaimed novel Snow Falling on Cedars.  

 

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Broadway is STARRIER THAN EVER!

 Broadway is STARRIER THAN EVER!

2009-2010 Season 

Click here to find out about all the

stars and new shows coming to Broadway this season:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXwpX3Z2NU4  

New Stars Added! 

New stars and shows have been announced for this season!

Joining previously announced productions are A Little Night Music, Million Dollar Quartet, Next Fall and Sondheim on Sondheim.

Here are some of the amazing stars who are performing this season on the Great White Way:

Dennis Boutsikaris (Brighton Beach Memoirs; Broadway Bound), Barbara Cook (Sondheim on Sondheim), Alan Cumming (SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark), Anya Garnis & Pasha Kovalev of “So You Think You Can Dance” (Burn The Floor), Mara Davi (Irving Berlin’s White Christmas), Melissa Errico (Irving Berlin’s White Christmas), Carrie Fisher (Wishful Drinking), Nolan Gerard Funk (Bye Bye Birdie),  Victor Garber (Present Laughter), Ana Gasteyer (The Royal Family), Gina Gershon (Bye Bye Birdie), John Glover (The Royal Family), Alexander Hanson (A Little Night Music), (Rosemary Harris (The Royal Family), Douglas Hodge (La Cage aux Folles), Dee Hoty (Bye Bye Birdie), Jayne Houdyshell (Bye Bye Birdie), Bill Irwin (Bye Bye Birdie), Linda Lavin (Collected Stories), Angela Lansbury (A Little Night Music), Jude Law (Hamlet), Laura Linney (Time Stands Still), Jan Maxwell (The Royal Family), Laurie Metcalf (Brighton Beach Memoirs; Broadway Bound), Sienna Miller (After Miss Julie), Jonny Lee Miller (After Miss Julie), Christiane Noll (Ragtime), Larry Pine (The Royal Family), Tony Roberts (The Royal Family), Reg Rogers (The Royal Family), Alicia Silverstone (Time Stands Still), John Stamos (Bye Bye Birdie), Evan Rachel Wood (SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark), Vanessa Williams (Sondheim on Sondheim), Tony Yazbeck (Irving Berlin’s White Christmas), Catherine Zeta Jones (A Little Night Music).

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BROADWAY SEASON ALREADY ANNOUNCED

                                                        FIRST PREVIEW                      OPENING NIGHT

BURN THE FLOOR                   July 25, 2009                                       August 2, 2009

WISHFUL DRINKING              September 22, 2009                             October 4, 2009

HAMLET                                     September 12, 2009                             October 6, 2009

THE ROYAL FAMILY               September 15, 2009                             October 8, 2009

BYE BYE BIRDIE                      September 10, 2009                             October 15, 2009

AFTER MISS JULIE                September 18, 2009                             October 22, 2009

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS October 2, 2009                                October 25, 2009

RAGTIME                                October 23, 2009                                November 15, 2009

IRVING BERLIN’S
WHITE CHRISTMAS           November 13, 2009                             November 13, 2009

BROADWAY BOUND            November 18, 2009                             December 10, 2009

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC           TBA                                                     December TBA

PRESENT LAUGHTER            January 2, 2010                                    January 21, 2010

TIME STANDS STILL             January 5, 2010                                    January 28, 2010

A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE        TBA                                                     March 4, 2010

NEXT FALL                                        TBA                                                    March 11, 2010

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM          March 19, 2010                                 April 22, 2010

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES                   March 2010                                         April 18, 2010

SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK     February 25, 2010                               TBA

COLLECTED STORIES                   April 6, 2010                                        April 28, 2010

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET                  TBA                                                    TBA

Boneau/Bryan-Brown Kicks Off “Theatre Thursday”

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Atlantic Theater Company: Oohrah!, Two Unrelated Plays By David Mamet: Keep Your Pantheon and School, Ages of the Moon, Gabriel

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Bye Bye Birdie                                     www.twitter.com/B3OnBroadway

God of Carnage                                    www.twitter.com/GodofCarnageBWY

Guthrie Theater                                     www.twitter.com/GuthrieTheater

Hamlet                                                 www.twitter.com/HamletBway09

Jersey Boys                                          www.twitter.com/JerseyBoysInfo

La Cage Aux Folles                              www.twitter.com/LaCageBroadway

Mamma Mia!                                       www.twitter.com/MammaMiaMusical

Manhattan Theatre Club: The Royal Family, Time Stands Still, Collected Stories, Nightingale, Equivocation, That Face

                                                            www.twitter.com/MTC_NYC

The Neil Simon Plays                            www.twitter.com/NeilSimonPlays

Ragtime                                                www.twitter.com/RagtimeOnBway09

Roundabout Theatre Company: After Miss Julie, Wishful Drinking, The Understudy, Ordinary Days, Present Laughter, The Glass Menagerie

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Shrek The Musical                                www.twitter.com/ShreksterOnline

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Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark            www.twitter.com/SpideyOnBway

Stomp                                                  www.twitter.com/StompNYC

 

Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming star in Spider-Man on Broadway previewing Feb 25 2010

EVAN RACHEL WOOD & ALAN CUMMING
ARE ANNOUNCED TO STAR IN
SPIDER-MAN
Turn Off The Dark

TICKETS NOW ON SALE
EXCLUSIVELY FOR AMERICAN EXPRESS® CARDMEMBERS
 
PREVIEWS NOW BEGIN THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25

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(June 26, 2009)  Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming will star in SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark on Broadway, with music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge, written by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger and directed by Julie Taymor.

 

SPIDER-MAN will now begin preview performances Thursday, February 25, 2010 at the Hilton Theatre with a new official opening date to be announced shortly.  (The opening date was previously February 18, 2010).

 

Tickets for the eagerly anticipated SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark are now on sale exclusively for American Express® cardmembers at Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000, or at all Ticketmaster outlets.
 
Evan Rachel Wood
stars as Mary Jane Watson, Peter Parker’s girlfriend.  Evan’s film credits include Whatever Works, Across The Universe (directed by Julie Taymor), The Wrestler, Little Secrets, Thirteen (Golden Globe nom) and Running With Scissors.  She recently received the Young Hollywood Superstar Award.  Her many television appearances include “Once and Again” (Young Artist Award – Best Ensemble in a TV Series) and “American Gothic.”  She recently appeared on stage in Romeo and Juliet at Theatre in the Park in Raleigh, NC.  SPIDER-MAN marks her New York stage debut.

Director Julie Taymor is excited to be working again with Evan Rachel Wood.  “Across The Universe was my first opportunity to work with Evan Rachel Wood– and it was a sublime experience. Evan is unique: she is a young actress with incredible depth for both serious and comic drama in films and theater, and on top of that, she has an extraordinary lyrical voice.  We are thrilled to have her as our Mary Jane.”

 

Alan Cumming stars as Norman Osborn (aka Green Goblin), Spider-Man’s most notorious nemesis. Alan won the Tony ®, Drama Desk and Theatre World Awards for his outstanding performance in Cabaret. Other Broadway credits include The Threepenny Opera and Design For Living. His films include the soon-to-be-released The Tempest (directed by Julie Taymor), Titus (also directed by Julie Taymor), X2: X-Men United, Sweet Land (Independent Spirit Award), The Spy Kids Trilogy, Eyes Wide Shut and The Anniversary Party, which he wrote and directed.  His London stage appearances include Hamlet, Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Olivier Award), Bent and The Bacchae.  He was recently made an O.B.E. in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List. 

Julie Taymor is thrilled to be working with Alan Cumming again.  “I obviously love him as this is my third collaboration with Alan – and finally we get to do it on stage.  He has such range and such charisma as a performer that I feel confident his Green Goblin will bring many surprises that will move and entertain us.” 

 

On behalf of the SPIDER-MAN producing team, David Garfinkle and Martin McCallum added “We are thrilled that Evan and Alan are onboard and we look forward to announcing further casting, including the webslinger himself, very soon.”  With regard to the change in production schedule they explained that, “The process of obtaining all the necessary state and city building permits, and landmark approvals to prepare the Hilton Theatre for a production the size and scope of SPIDER-MAN has taken longer than anyone expected, but we now have everything that is required to bring this visually powerful show to Broadway next Spring.” 

 

Ticket buyers who have already purchased tickets to SPIDER-MAN will be given priority access to seats of equal value at a later performance and they are being contacted to arrange exchanges or refunds.

 

Drawing from over 40 years of Marvel comic books for inspiration, SPIDER-MAN spins a new take on the mythic tale of a young man propelled from a modest rowhouse in Queens to the sky-scraping spire of the Chrysler Building, the bustling offices of the Daily Bugle, through the dizzying canyons of Manhattan, to new vistas never before seen. The musical 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 astonishing powers ­soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility as villains test not only his physical strength but also his strength of character. Spider-Man’s battles will hurtle the audience through an origin story both recognizable and unexpected ­yielding new characters as well as familiar faces ­until a final surprising confrontation casts a startling new light on this hero’s journey.

SPIDER-MAN features music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge of U2 with direction by Tony® Award-winner Julie Taymor (The Tempest, Across The Universe, The Lion King). SPIDER-MAN is written by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel).  The principal creative and design team for SPIDER-MAN includes Daniel Ezralow, Choreographer (Across the Universe, The Green Bird); George Tsypin, Sets (The Magic Flute, The Little Mermaid); Eiko Ishioka, Costumes (Academy Award® for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Tony Award® nomination for M. Butterfly, the opening ceremonies for the Beijing Olympics); Donald Holder, Lighting (Tony® Awards for The Lion King, South Pacific); Jonathan Deans, Sound (Fosse, The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, Young Frankenstein); and Teese Gohl, Musical Supervisor (Across the Universe, Frida).

 

Additional members of the SPIDER-MAN creative team will be announced at a later date.
 
SPIDER-MAN is produced by Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle, Martin McCallum, Marvel Entertainment/David Maisel, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Jeremiah Harris, in association with Omneity Entertainment/Richard Weinberg, Jeffrey B. Hecktman, the Mayerson/Gould/Hauser/Tysoe Group, Patricia Lambrecht and Jam Theatricals/S2BN Entertainment.

Further ticket information:

 

Tickets for SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark are now on sale exclusively for American Express® cardmembers at Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000, or at all Ticketmaster outlets. 

 

Tickets for SPIDER-MAN will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, September 12 via Ticketmaster.com.

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