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2011-06-17 13:27:00

NEW YORK, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Critics have weighed in on the most anticipated Broadway event of all time, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, and positive reviews are pouring in across a broad spectrum of media platforms. Among the countless press outlets praising the production in their reviews are USA Today, The Associated Press, New York Daily News, MTV, Access Hollywood, WOR Radio, Time Out New York, NY1 News, E! Online, Newsday, RollingStone.com, Back Stage, CBS Radio, Chicago...

2011-06-15 10:44:00

NEW YORK, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadway history was made Tuesday evening, June 14th as SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark officially opened at the Foxwoods Theatre (213 West 42nd Street). A slew of celebrity guests turned out to cheer the long-awaited event, including President Bill Clinton, Matt Damon, Jay-Z, Robert DeNiro, Barbara Walters, Lesley Stahl, Helena Christensen, Steve Martin, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Liam Neeson, Spike Lee, Julian Lennon, Diane von Furstenberg and Barry...

2011-05-25 15:05:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Music From SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark will be released on June 14th by Interscope Records. With 14 new songs co-written by Bono and The Edge for the Broadway production, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, the album is produced by Steve Lillywhite. Songs are performed by the cast including Reeve Carney in the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Jennifer Damiano in the role of Mary Jane, T.V. Carpio as Arachne and Patrick Page as the Green...

2010-08-24 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- L.A.-based rock band Carney have announced that they will perform a very special show at Piano's in New York City, giving fans a chance to see the band before frontman Reeve Carney takes the stage as the lead in the upcoming Broadway production of SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark. The September 15th show will feature songs from Carney's debut album Mr. Green, Vol. 1, which was released in May on DAS Label/Interscope Records. In its live review of Carney's...

2010-06-25 12:00:00

Actors will host special free performances Friday, July 9 at 5 & 7 p.m. LAS VEGAS, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Cast members from Disney's THE LION KING (at Mandalay Bay) will be performing in Los Angeles at The Grove outdoor shopping and entertainment district during a free event on Friday, July 9 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100618/MGMINTLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100618/MGMINTLOGO) Performers will include Kissy Simmons,...

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2009-09-25 10:37:37

Disney Theatrical Productions donated objects from the award-winning musical The Lion King to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History this week. Costume elements from the show will join objects from the musicals Cats, Rent and the King and I in the museum's permanent entertainment collections. Designed by Julie Taymor, the costume components include Simba's stylized lion mask and headdress -- co-designed by Michael Curry -- and the costume, custom shoes and hat designed for...

2009-09-24 10:00:00

Costume elements join the museum's permanent collection. WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a special ceremony today, Disney Theatrical Productions donated objects from the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical "The Lion King" to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Costume elements from the show's protagonist Simba and the tribal shaman Rafiki will join objects from the musicals "Cats," "Rent" and the "King and I" in the museum's permanent entertainment...

2009-07-18 14:39:32

U.S. theater director Julie Taymor says Spider-man will not be singing in costume in the forthcoming Broadway production Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark. Taymor said while Spider-man's alter-ego, Peter Parker, will offer up a song or two in the Broadway musical, which will feature music from U2 rockers Bono and the Edge, the tights-wearing superhero will stick to flying about and fighting bad guys, Rolling Stone reported Friday. Taymor said she prepared for the new stage production, which...

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2009-04-03 11:42:54

Open casting calls for the leads in the stage musical Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark have been scheduled in several U.S. cities, show representatives said. The musical, which is being directed by Julie Taymor and will feature music by Bono and The Edge, is to open on Broadway Feb. 18, 2010. The creative team behind the show said it is having open auditions starting next week for performers and understudies for the roles of Peter Parker, Mary Jane and an unnamed female lead villain in Orlando,...


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