Spidermann, On a Shoe-String Budget, Will Play NYC March 13-14

News   Spidermann, On a Shoe-String Budget, Will Play NYC March 13-14
 
The new scrappy theatre piece Spidermann, described by its creators as "a hastily-constructed abstract musical," will bow in New York City prior to the delayed opening of the multi-million dollar Broadway musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark.

The New York Times first reported plans to stage the 6-person production in midtown Manhattan — just a few blocks away from the Broadway musical — at the Tank on West 45th Street. Spidermann will be presented March 13 and 14. The work debuted in Seattle in late January.

The team behind Spidermann bills it as being "thrown together in less than a month, at 0.0000092% the budget [of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark] and with a $5 ticket price."

Montana von Fliss will direct the musical that makes use of pop tunes and the press surrounding the Broadway production of Spider-Man to tell its own story of Peter "Parkre." The publicized Broadway musical, now a household name due to numerous delays and cast injuries, has a score by Bono and the Edge and is helmed by Julie Taymor, who is also authoring the book with Glenn Berger. Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark is scheduled to open March 15.

According to its creators, Spidermann "creates a brand new mythology of the well-worn superhero story while still referencing elements of the original comic book and the Broadway debacle. Featuring the characters Spidermann, Peter Parkre, Mary Jane Taymor, Radioactive Steve Winwood, and more."

The cast and creators include Jose Bold (as Spidermann) and Kirk Anderson (as Peter Parkre), as well as Erin Jorgensen and Sara Edwards (both as Mary Jane Taymor), Mark Siano (as Radioactive Steve Winwood) and Evan Mosher (as Everyone Else). Performances will take place March 13 at 9:30 PM; and March 14 at 7:30 and 9:30 PM. For tickets, visit TheTankNYC.org/Theater. The Tank is located at 354 W. 45th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.

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