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RIALTO CHATTER: The Edge Says SPIDER-MAN a Go
by Rialto Chatter - February 19, 2010
According to U2's The Edge, SPIDER-MAN is poised for a fall 2010 opening, as has been speculated. 411.com reports that a productive creative meeting with all of the principles took place yesterday, February 18, and that new lead producer Michael Cohl is rapidly getting funds in place. (more...)
SPIDER-MAN Producers Release Statement on Refunds & Schedule Change
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2010
The producers of SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark have announced a schedule change for the new Broadway production opening at the Hilton Theatre this year.
RIALTO CHATTER: Riedel Says SPIDER-MAN Back on Track, Performances to Begin Sept. 2010
by Rialto Chatter - January 12, 2010
In his morning column today, Michael Riedel writes that SPIDER-MAN: Turn Off the Dark will begin performances in the fall of 2010. The $50 million production was supposed to begin previews next month, but as previously reported, was delayed due to significant financial fallout the production faced last year. (more...)
RIALTO CHATTER: Cumming Confirms: More Delays for SPIDER-MAN
by Rialto Chatter - January 11, 2010
Broadway vet Alan Cumming, who is set to star as the Green Goblin in Broadway's upcoming SPIDER-MAN: Turn off the Dark, told the New York Times on Saturday that the show will indeeed experience further delays. Though the show's official website claims that previews are set to begin on February 25, Cumming tells the Times at a TimesTalk event this weekend (as part of the paper's annual Arts & Leisure Weekend), 'No one's going to be there that day. We're just waiting.' (more...)
LA Times Names Brian Geraghty, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Reeve Carney et al. Faces to Watch in 2010
by BWW News Desk - December 28, 2009
The LA Times has named its Faces to Watch in 2010 in theatre. The list can include up-and-coming actors, writers, directors, and plays or musicals that they expect to make an impact in the theatre world in the upcoming year. This year the list includes Brian Geraghty, who is set to star in the upcoming THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, author of DOCTOR CERBERUS, and the upcoming Broadway musical SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK. (more...)
SPIDER-MAN Star Reeve Carney is One of EW's '10' to Watch in 2010
by BWW News Desk - December 4, 2009
After an exhaustive search that included a casting call tour spanning six cities and thousands of candidates, the producers and creative team have selected Reeve Carney to play the role of Peter Parker, The Amazing Spider-Man. Carney joins previously announced cast members Evan Rachel Wood as Mary Jane Watson, Peter Parker's girlfriend and Alan Cumming as Norman Osborn (aka Green Goblin). (more...)
TWITTER WATCH: 'SPIDER-MAN' Reeve Carney - 'I still love John Cena...and Mary Jane Watson'
by Eddie Varley - November 24, 2009
BroadwayWorld.com presents its newest column, Twitter Watch, which will bring you only the best and most interesting reports straight from the mouths of Broadway stars, shows and more on the hot social networking service - Twitter! (more...)
Rialto Chatter: SPIDER-MAN Update - Seasoned Producers McCollum & Seller Approached
by Rialto Chatter - November 24, 2009
While there has been no official news on the SPIDER-MAN front since an announcement on November 6 that Michael Cohl had joined the show as lead producer, and that it would indeed 'open in 2010' things have been rolling along behind the scenes trying to put everything into place. (more...)
SPIDER-MAN Update: Reeve Carney to Play Peter Parker; 'Show Will Open in 2010'; Cohl Lead Producer
by BWW News Desk - November 6, 2009
The producing team of the Broadway-bound SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark met with the show's key creatives today to confirm the following.
'SPIDER-MAN, TURN OFF THE DARK' Secrets Revealed in The LA Times
by BWW News Desk - November 6, 2009
Listen up 'true believers' as Stan Lee would say, The Los Angeles Times is revealing a 'web-filled' tale of excitement about 'SPIDER-MAN, TURN OFF THE DARK.' Story elements, casting news and schedule updates are all covered in this very detailed new look at the production. (more...)
RIALTO CHATTER: 'SPIDER-MAN' Now Set to Swing This Summer?
by Rialto Chatter - November 6, 2009
Michael Riedel in this morning's New York Post reports that SPIDER-MAN, Turn Off the Dark looks to be swinging a more positive web after recent weeks and months of negative drama. (more...)
RIALTO CHATTER: Fate of 'SPIDER-MAN' to Be Determined on Friday
by Rialto Chatter - November 5, 2009
The New York Times is now reporting that a meeting has been scheduled for Friday with director Julie Taymor and members of the creative team and producers to discuss and determine the fate of the show. Executives quoted (anonymously) in the New York Times story tell the paper that it's expected that the show may not be prepared to open by April 29, 2010, the cutoff date for the Tony Awards nominators.
RIALTO CHATTER: 'SPIDER-MAN' Producers to The New York Times: 'It Is Going To Happen'
by Rialto Chatter - October 24, 2009
The New York Times reports that the producers of the upcoming new mega-dollar Broadway musical 'Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark' have given their first official statement in light of the recent financial 'web-slinging' and media gossip regarding the production's status. (more...)
RIALTO CHATTER: SPIDEY Update; Delays Confirmed, Spring Opening Now Anticipated
by Rialto Chatter - October 22, 2009
The New York Times has confirmed that the financially malnourished Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark is now expected to begin previews and open in the Spring of 2010 due to the weeks of production delays and financial difficulties that have plagued the multi-million dollar mega project for months. (more...)
RIALTO CHATTER: 'SPIDER-MAN' Is 'Too Good To Not Happen'
by Rialto Chatter - October 20, 2009
Theatrical sources have revealed to Roger Friedman's Showbiz411.com that Jim Stern, of Endgame Productions,will indeed 'swing' to the rescue and fill in SPIDER-MAN, Turn Off The Dark's $10 million money gap. (more...)
RIALTO CHATTER: Has 'SPIDER-MAN' Found Investment 'Superheroes'?
by Rialto Chatter - October 6, 2009
Sources to Roger Friedman's Showbiz411.com are revealing that Jim Stern, of Endgame Productions, may 'swing' to the rescue and fill in SPIDER-MAN, Turn Off The Dark's $10 million money gap. (more...)
Julie Taymor To New York Mag, 'SPIDER-MAN Still On'
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2009
New York magazine caught up with Julie Taymor at the Monday, September 21st opening of the Metropolitan Opera season and the visionary director declared that SPIDERMAN, TURN OFF THE DARK is still set to swing to Broadway. (more...)
Rialto Chatter: SPIDER-MAN Tickets to Go On Sale October 31?
by BWW News Desk - September 14, 2009
The New York Times is reporting that tickets for Spider-Man will go on sale on October 31, 2009.
RIALTO CHATTER: Evan Rachel Wood's Rep Says She's Still Signed on for SPIDER-MAN
by BWW News Desk - September 12, 2009
This week's issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine checked in with the rep for Evan Rachel Wood, who previous rumors stated was let go as Mary Jane, along with other contracted performers from SPIDER-MAN when the show hit financial troubles. Wood's representative tells the magazine however that she is still on board and that she was never set loose. Co-star Alan Cumming's rep was 'unavailable for comment.'
RIALTO CHATTER: Riedel - Will Bono Swing In To Rescue SPIDER-MAN?
by BWW News Desk - September 2, 2009
Michael Riedel reports in his Broadway Matinee column in the The New York Post today that while 'SPIDER-MAN, Turn Off The Dark' may have hit a snag on the road to Broadway, a friendly 'superhero' is trying to 'swing' in to get things rolling again. (more...)
RIALTO CHATTER: Work To Resume On SPIDER-MAN's Hilton Home
by BWW News Desk - September 1, 2009
The New York Times reports today that 'modest construction work is expected to resume on Wednesday morning at Broadway's Hilton Theater to prepare for the new musical production 'SPIDER-MAN, Turn Off the Dark,' even though the ultimate fate of the show is still in limbo, three people involved with the production said this afternoon.' (more...)
The Wall Street Journal On Spidey's 'Cursed' Hilton Home
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2009
'SPIDER-MAN, Turn Off the Dark' is set to play at Broadway's Hilton Theatre, 213 West 42nd Street. The Wall Street Journal has an article on the slightly troubled history of the space today that is worth a read. (more...)
Bono and The Edge Talk 'SPIDER-MAN' to BBC Radio
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2009
Directed by Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor with 22-time Grammy Award-winning Bono and The Edge creating new music and lyrics, SPIDER-MAN will be written by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger.
Bono reveals to Irish Central how he came up with the title 'Turn off the Dark.' (more...)
RIALTO CHATTER: Wood Still '100% Committed' To 'SPIDER-MAN', Carney Rumored As Cast In Lead
by Rialto Chatter - August 19, 2009
The New York Post's Michael Riedel reported last week in his 'On Broadway' column in the The New York Post that 'SPIDER-MAN' had 'lost the girl' as actress Evan Rachel Wood's agents considered the project 'dead' and that 'she's available for other work.' (more...)
Bloomberg News On The 'SPIDER-MAN' Drama: 'I'm not panicking. Yet.'
by Rialto Chatter - August 14, 2009
Bloomberg News has a detailed article about 'SPIDER-MAN, Turn Off The Dark' that is a must read for theatre and financial buffs alike. The feature sheds a light on the budgetary and creative woes that are gripping the production as it tries to 'swing' to Broadway. (more...)