PHOTO CALL: Olympic Gymnast Danell Leyva Visits Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
By Joseph Marzullo
24 Aug 2012
Olympian Danell Leyva, who won a Bronze Medal in the Men's All Around category at the 2012 Olympics, took in the August 23 performance of Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. He posed for photos with the cast after the show.
The musical features music and lyrics by Grammy winners Bono and The Edge, direction by Philip William McKinley and a book co-written by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Scenic designer George Tsypin and costume designer Eiko Ishioka are winners of Outer Critics Circle Awards and were recently nominated for Tonys for their work on Spider-Man.
Spider-Man plays the Foxwoods Theatre, 213 West 42nd Street.
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.