PHOTO CALL: Bono and The Edge Surprise Audience at Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark's 1,000th Performance
30 May 2013
The high-flying musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark played its 1,000th performance at Broadway's Foxwoods Theatre the evening of May 30. Composers Bono and The Edge of U2 made a surprise appearance during curtain call.
Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark features music and lyrics by Grammy Award winners Bono and The Edge, direction by Julie Taymor and Philip William McKinley and a book co-written by Taymor, Glen Berger and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
In Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, according to press notes, "Peter Parker's ordinary teenage life takes a turn for the extraordinary when he's bitten by a genetically altered spider and suddenly finds himself endowed with incredible superpowers. Parker quickly learns that with great power comes great responsibility as he tries to juggle the demands of high school and home life, while battling the Green Goblin and his band of super villains as they try to take down New York City and destroy everything Peter holds dear – including the beautiful girl-next-door, Mary Jane Watson. This high-flying groundbreaking and history-making production brings this story – inspired by more than fifty years of Marvel comic books – thrillingly to life!"
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.