"A Beloved Comic Book Comes to Incredible Life on Broadway"
Loosely following the cherished comic book series and 2002 film, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark is an experience that could only happen on Broadway. Actors fly over the heads of the audience. Manhattan gets realized from a whole new perspective. And science fiction and Broadway mega-musical meet in a way you’ve never dreamed possible. It's the tale you know and love of nerdy Peter Parker, who gets bitten by a spider and suddenly becomes super-human. Soon, he finds himself battling the Green Goblin, scaling tall buildings and vying for the heart of his neighbor Mary Jane, all the while battling a new creation named Arachne, a seductive spiderwoman who wants to pull Spidey into her web. Great songs? Check. Amazing performances? You've got it. Production values that will knock your socks off. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has that in the hugest way. This musical pretty much has everything. Now you just have to sit back at the Foxwoods Theatre and enjoy it.
Okay, here's the deal: You've probably read a lot about Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. The truth is, it's generated an unprecedented amount of press during its Broadway run. Yes, it was the dream project of Tony winner Julie Taymor (who gave the world The Lion King). And yes, it still retains her vision, but has now been reimagined, with a new team that includes playwrights Glen Berger (the original co-book writer) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, along with new director Phillip McKinley.
You should know it's also a mega-hit, grossing along Broadway's biggest smashes week in and week out. (So if you want to see it, you should plan ahead and get your tickets early). Why is Spider-Man such a hit with audiences? Because it's technically one of the most sophisticated shows Broadway has ever seen, with jaw-dropping special effects. Plus, it's got a great story, with a hero everyone knows and loves. And don’t forget the power of Bono and The Edge. They wrote the songs. And they rock.