Chase Brock Joins Creative Team of Spider-Man

News   Chase Brock Joins Creative Team of Spider-Man
 
Choreographer Chase Brock has joined the creative team of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, which has been in previews at Broadway's Foxwoods Theatre since November 2010.

As previously reported, performances from April 19 to May 11 have been cancelled. This amended schedule will allow "the time necessary to execute" a new creative "plan," which includes revisions to the script, overseen by newcomers to the creative team, including playwright Roberto Aguirre Sacasa (a Marvel comics writer and an acclaimed dramatist) and director Philip William McKinley (The Boy From Oz). New songs by Bono and The Edge will also be added.

Lead producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris said in a joint statement, "We were looking for someone with theater and opera experience, but who specializes in cutting-edge contemporary dance. We found everything we were looking for, and much more, with Chase."

Brock recently provided musical staging for the City Center Encores! production of Lost in the Stars and also worked on the Wii video game "Dance on Broadway."

When asked whether current choreographer Daniel Ezralow would remain on the creative team, a spokesperson for the musical was unable to provide an answer, only saying, "Everything we're announcing tonight is in the release."

Opening night remains June 14. As previously announced, "due to the new schedule, director and co-book writer Julie Taymor will no longer continue in her day-to-day duties with the production."

Tickets are currently on sale through Oct. 2. Visit SpiderManOnBroadway.com.

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