In honor of Fleet Week, Broadway's own super hero Spider-Man, welcomed real American heroes from the U.S. Armed Services to New York City, sailing into New York Harbor aboard the USS Wasp in the "Parade of Ships" earlier today. Spider-Man was given a tour of the ship by the Admiral, took photos with sailors, and gave a salute to everyone onboard for their service.
As announced yesterday, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is now offering "Spider-Man Hero Seats," specially priced tickets for America's Real Heroes and their families. All branches of the Armed Services (active, reservists, retired, and veteran), police officers, EMS and firefighters are all eligible to receive up to four "Hero Seats." These tickets will be available year round beginning today, in honor of Fleet Week.
"Hero Seat" tickets are available at the Foxwoods Theatre box office (213 West 42nd Street) only with valid services ID, and can be purchased for day-of performance or up to two weeks in advance. "Hero Seats" are priced as follows: Tuesday – Thursday, $39/Friday – Sunday, $49. Tickets are subject to availability.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark features music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy Award- winners Bono and The Edge, direction by Philip William McKinley (The Boy From Oz), and a book co-written by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Fantastic Four and Spider-Man comics, "Big Love"). Scenic Designer George Tsypin and Costume Designer Eiko Ishioka are winners of Outer Critics Circle Awards and were recently nominated for Tony Awards for their work on SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark.
In SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, Peter Parker's ordinary teenage life takes a turn for the extraordinary when he's bitten by a genetically altered spider and suddenly finds himself endowed with incredible superpowers. Parker quickly learns that with great power comes great responsibility as he tries to juggle the demands of high school and home life, while battling The Green Goblin and his band of super villains as they try to take down New York City and destroy everything Peter holds dear – including the beautiful girl-next-door, Mary Jane Watson.
Photos courtesy O + M, Co.
Spider-Man with the Admiral of the USS Wasp
Spider-Man at Fleek Week 2012
Spider-Man at Fleet Week 2012
Spider-Man aboard the USS Wasp
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