Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Summary

  • Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: November 28, 2010
  • Opens June 14, 2011
  • Show Closed: January 4, 2014

SpiderMan the musical spins a new take on the web-slinger, with new characters and old faces, until a final confrontation sheds new light on his journey.

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark on Broadway Background

Drawing from over forty years of Marvel comic books for inspiration, Spider-Man: Turn off the DarkI on Broadway tells the mythic tale of a young man propelled from a modest rowhouse in Queens to the sky-scraping spire of the Chrysler Building, the bustling offices of the Daily Bugle, through the dizzying canyons of Manhattan, to new vistas never before seen. Spiderman the musical follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down—literally—when he’s bitten by a genetically altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to his bedroom ceiling. This bullied science-geek—suddenly endowed with astonishing powers—soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility as villains test not only his physical strength but also his strength of character.

Directed by Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor with 22-time Grammy Award-winning Bono and The Edge (of U2) creating new music and lyrics, Spider-Man is written by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger.

What’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Like?

Judged purely as a musical theater piece, Spider-Man is a rather mediocre one. But, as theatrical entertainment, the show is an absolute blast. The comic book-inspired set and costume design is visually impressive and creatively rendered, and the flying and aerial choreography is stunning.

Is Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Good for Kids?

Everyone (including children of all ages) must have a ticket for entry. Recommended for ages 8 and older. No one under 4 will be admitted. Ages 4-7 years to be approved by Management on site at time of entry.

Theatre Information

Lyric Theatre

213 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Seats: 1,829
Entrance: There are two entrances to this theatre: 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Ave and 43rd Street, between 7th and 8th Ave
Theatre Information

Lyric Theatre Seating Chart

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Marquee

Spider Man Marquee at the Foxwoods theatre in nyc

Cast Members

Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Reeve Carney
Mary Jane Watson
Jennifer Damiano
Arachne
T.V. Carpio
Norman Osborn/Green Goblin
Patrick Page
J. Jonah Jameson
Michael Mulheren
Uncle Ben
Ken Marks
Aunt May
Isabel Keating
Flash Thompson
Matt Caplan

Producers

Michael Cohl

Jeremiah J Harris

David Garfinkle at Hello Entertainment

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Land Line Productions

Production Credits

Direction
Julie Taymor
Choreography
Daniel Ezralow
Set Design
George Tsypin
Costume Design
Eiko Ishioka
Lighting Design
Donald Holder
Musical Supervisor
Teese Gohl
Book
Julie Taymor
Book
Glen Berger
Music and Lyrics
U2's Bono
Music and Lyrics
The Edge

Creative Team

General Manager
Foresight Theatrical LLC
Company Manager
Mark Borsak
Technical Director
Fred Gallo
Casting Director
Tesley + Company
Advertising Representative
Serino Coyne
Marketing
Keith Hurd
Press Agent
O&M Co
Interactive Marketing
Situation Interactive
Production Stage Manager
C Randall White