Spider-Man Producers Are Scouting European Theatres
By Andrew Gans
European theatregoers, take note: Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark may be flying into a theatre near you.
The New York Post reports that producers of the musical plan to open the production in London and Hamburg, Germany. The much-in-the-news $80 million musical will likely play large arenas rather than more traditional theatres, according to the New York daily.
Rick Miramontez, a spokesperson for the production, told Playbill.com, "We have no further comment on the matter, but to confirm that [producers] Michael Cohl and Jeremiah Harris are en route to Europe to scout theaters."
The creative credits for the June 2011 reboot of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark read this way: music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge, book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger & Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, choreography and aerial choreography by Daniel Ezralow, additional choreography by Chase Brock, creative consultant Philip Wm. McKinley, original direction by Julie Taymor.
Lead producers of the musical are Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris. Also producing are Land Line Productions, Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle/Tony Adams, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Norton Herrick and Herrick Entertainment, Billy Rovzar & Fernando Rovzar, Stephen Bronfman, Jeffrey B. Hecktman, Omneity Entertainment/Richard G. Weinberg, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, S2BN Entertainment, Jam Theatricals, The Mayerson/Gould/Hauser/Tysoe Group, Patricia Lambrecht, and Paul McGuinness, by arrangement with Marvel Entertainment.
The musical plays Broadway's Foxwoods Theatre.
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