ROBIN’S SHOW RECOMMENDATION: SPIDER-MAN
My son and I shared a milestone experience. I had the opportunity to take him to see his first Broadway musical, and SPIDER-MAN was the chosen show. It is a feast for the eyes, and we had a blast!
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark (Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris, Producers), wows audience members at the Foxwoods Theater. The show features direction by Philip William McKinley (The Boy From Oz), original direction by Tony® Award-winner Julie Taymor (The Lion King, Across The Universe, Frida), music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge, and book co-written by Taymor, Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Fantastic Four and Spider-Man comics).
The cast is led by Reeve Carney as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Rebecca Faulkenberry as Mary Jane Watson, Christina Sajous as Arachne, and Patrick Page as Norman Osborn/Green Goblin. The cast is stellar, particularly the boyish, raspy-voiced Carney and the comnanding, menacing Page with his demonic laugh and presence.
Inspired by over 40 years of Marvel comic books, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down 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.
The sets, staging, lighting and costumes rock! When Spiderman and Green Goblin fly over you, it’s a thrill you won’t soon forget. You can’t get enough. Your kids will love it, and it’s a special experience to share.
The creative team includes Daniel Ezralow (Choreography and Aerial Choreography), Chase Brock (Additional Choreography), George Tsypin (Scenic Design), Academy Award®-winner Eiko Ishioka (Costume Design), Tony® Award-winner Donald Holder (Lighting Design), Jonathan Deans (Sound Design), Kyle Cooper (Projection Design), Julie Taymor (Mask Design), Campbell Young Associates/Luc Verschueren (Hair Design), Judy Chin (Makeup Design), Scott Rogers (Aerial Design), Jaque Paquin (Aerial Rigging Design), Howard Werner (Media Design), Louie Zakarian (Prosthetics Design), David Campbell (Arrangements and Orchestrations), Teese Gohl (Music Supervision and Vocal Arrangements), Paul Bogaev (Music Producer), and Kimberly Grigsby (Music Direction and Vocal Arrangements. Casting is by Telsey + Co.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark‘s lead producers are Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris. Also producing are Land Line Productions, Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle/Tony Adams, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Norton Herrick and Herrick Entertainment, Billy Rovzar and Fernando Rovzar, Stephen Bronfman, Jeffrey B. Hecktman, Omneity Entertainment/Richard G. Weinberg, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, S2BN Entertainment, Jam Theatricals, The Mayerson/Gould/Hauser/Tysoe Group, Patricia Lambrecht, and Paul McGuinness, by arrangement with Marvel Entertainment.
Tickets for SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark are priced from $67.50 – $147.50, 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.