PHOTO CALL: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark in Rehearsal

News   PHOTO CALL: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark in Rehearsal
The eagerly awaited Julie Taymor-directed musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, with new music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge, is scheduled to begin Broadway previews Nov. 28. We've got pictures of 2009 music rehearsals, a few recent tech rehearsal shots — plus a visit from Spider-man creator Stan Lee.

"Drawing from more than 40 years of Marvel comic books for inspiration," Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, according to producers, "spins a new take on the mythic tale of Peter Parker, a teenager whose unremarkable life in Queens is turned upside-down—literally—when he's bitten by a genetically-altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to the ceiling. Bullied by his classmates and tortured by an unrelenting crush on next-door-neighbor Mary Jane Watson, this science geek discovers he has suddenly been endowed with astonishing powers. He soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility. Maligned by the media, buffeted by financial woes, and stretched thin by the expectations of the world-at-large, Peter now must struggle to navigate the perilous and peculiar demands of being a web-slinging superhero."

The cast features Reeve Carney as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Next to Normal Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano as Mary Jane Watson and Broadway veteran Patrick Page as Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin.

Here are some early photos featuring the writers and creative team, and a few recent technical rehearsals:

The creative team includes Daniel Ezralow (choreography), George Tsypin (scenic design), Academy Award winner Eiko Ishioka (costume design), Tony Award winner Donald Holder (lighting design), Jonathan Deans (sound design), Kyle Cooper (projection design), Julie Taymor (mask design), Campbell Young Associates (hair design), Judy Chin (makeup design), Scott Rogers (aerial design), Jaque Paquin (aerial rigging design), David Campbell (orchestrations & arrangements), Teese Gohl (musical supervision) and Kimberly Grigsby (music director). Tickets are priced $67.50-$135 for weekday performances and $67.50-$140 for weekend performances.

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Here are some early and current rehearsal shots.

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