“SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark” star Reeve Carney extends his contract to May 2012
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“ S P I D E R – M A N T u r n O f f T h e D a r k ” STAR
R E E V E C AR N E Y
EXTENDS HIS CONTRACT TO MAY 2012
New York, NY– Producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris announced today that SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark star Reeve Carney has extended his contract with the production to May 2012, and will continue to play the role of “Peter Parker/Spider-Man” through that time. For several weeks this winter, while Carney takes a brief leave to film the starring role in Jake Scott’s upcoming untitled Jeff Buckley biopic, it is intended that “Peter Parker/Spider-Man” alternate Matthew James Thomas and cast member Matt Caplan will assume the role.
“I am very excited about the new film project, as Jeff Buckley is such a musical hero of mine. And I am thrilled to be on stage nightly as Peter Parker/Spider-Man,” said Carney. “I can't imagine a more wonderful, harder-working company than my mates on Broadway, and I look forward to being with them until shooting begins, and again as soon as we've wrapped.”
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is Broadway’s most popular new show, and has performed for more than 500,000 audience members. The show features direction by Philip William McKinley (The Boy From Oz), original direction by Tony® Award-winner Julie Taymor (The Lion King, Across The Universe, Frida), music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge, and book co-written by Taymor, Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Fantastic Four and Spider-Man comics, “Big Love”).
Inspired by nearly 50 years of Marvel comic books, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down when he's bitten by a genetically altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to his bedroom ceiling. This bullied science-geek suddenly endowed with incredible powers soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility as villains put both his physical strength and strength of character to the test.
Tickets for SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark are priced from $67.50 - $147.50, and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by calling (877) 250-2929. Tickets are also available at the Foxwoods Theatre box office (213 West 42nd Street), which is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark now plays the following performance schedule: Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Syfy, the premier cable destination for imagination-based entertainment, is a lead media partner for SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark.
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