Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
Peter Parker has always been a hard-luck character so maybe it’s appropriate that his wobbly ”Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” has been under a nasty black cloud as the most expensive Broadway production ever planned. On Friday, though, the creative team behind the venture hopes to spin a new success story as Bono, the Edge, director Julie Taymor and star Reeve Carney bring a one-song preview to “Good Morning America.”
After delays, dire forecasts and cost concerns, the most famous Marvel Comics
character is scheduled to finally
make his Broadway debut at the Foxwoods Theatre
on Nov. 15 with a preview run and then on Dec. 21 with the official opening night. This Friday, though, the big-name creative team gives the public an early taste of their handiwork on the ABC morning show.
Carney, who portrays the nerd-turned-hero Parker, will sing a song from the show in front of a live audience at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th St.) and, with fans invited to show up at the venue for free access to the performance, there should be a high level of excitement in the room. For television viewers, the Tony-winning Taymor will be interviewed back at the “GMA” studio and the two famed members of U2 — who have created the music and lyrics for “Turn Off the Dark” — will beam in by satellite.
– Geoff Boucher
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