Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spider Man on Broadway!

Marvel Comics have never failed to dazzle and entertain readers with the adventures of character with incredible strength, keen scenes, and the ability to climb up walls and ceilings. These characters have made it off the pages of the comic book and onto a variety of other mediums, like the big screen, the small screen, video games, action figures, and lunch boxes. The one place they have not been is the Broadway stage where some of the most classic theatrical performances have called home like The Phantom of the Opera, The Producers, and Cats. In the upcoming year, a new neighbor will be moving to the neighborhood. Spider Man will join the ranks with a musical version of his story told on the Broadway Theater stage.

Spider-Man, Turn off the Dark puts a twist on the story of Peter Parker, a science geek that gets bitten by a genetically altered spider and wakes up the next morning with the uncanny abilities of a spider. The role of Peter Parker will be played by Reeve Carney, a relatively new actor, but a well known musician as the lead guitarist and front man of his rock band Carney. The role of Mary Jane, Spider Man's love interest is still being cast. Other roles are also in the casting phase, as the production is traveling the country looking for the perfect talent. The company came to Seattle last April for an open casting calls for various roles right at the Seattle Center on Harrison Street.

Music lovers will also be interested to know that Bono will be doing the musical score for this show. The dates for this show is pending the completion of the cast.

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