A Cover Story: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark at the Foxwoods Theatre

PlayBlog   A Cover Story: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark at the Foxwoods Theatre
 
The eagerly awaited new musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is scheduled to begin previews Nov. 28 at the Foxwoods Theatre.


"Drawing from more than 40 years of Marvel comic books for inspiration," Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, according to production notes, "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 superhero."

The show features a book by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger, and new music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge.

Reeve Carney, in the title role, leads a cast that also features Next to Normal Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano as Mary Jane Watson and Broadway veteran Patrick Page as Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin.

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