The much-in-the-news musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark welcomed its 500,000th ticket holder at the Sept. 14 matinee at the Foxwoods Theatre.
The 500,000th ticketholder was Australian youngster Jordan Muir, who was surprised during the curtain call when Patrick Page (Green Goblin) invited the young boy and his parents, Michelle and Rob Muir, onstage for a special recognition. Jordan was handed a bouquet of balloons, in Spidey’s signature colors, as the crowd cheered.
Spider-Man features creative consultation by Philip William McKinley, original direction by Tony Award winner Julie Taymor, music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy Award winners Bono and The Edge, and book co-written by Taymor, Glen Berger and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
Inspired by over 40 years of Marvel comic books, Spider-Man, according to press notes, "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."
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