Casting is complete for Julie Taymor’s forthcoming Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. The show, which will feature a book by Taymor and Glen Berger and music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge, will begin previews on November 14 and open on December 21 at the Foxwoods Theatre.
Joining previously announced stars Reeve Carney (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Jennifer Damiano (Mary Jane Watson) and Patrick Page (Green Goblin) are Natalie Mendoza (Moulin Rouge), Tony nominee Michael Mulheren (Kiss Me Kate, Looped), Ken Marks (Hairspray, Mamma Mia!), Tony nominee Isabel Keating (The Boy from Oz, Enchanted April) Jeb Brown (Grease, High Fidelity), T.V. Carpio, Mat Devine, Gideon Glick (Spring Awakening, Speech and Debate), Jonathan Schwartz (The Fantasticks), Matthew James Thomas, Laura Beth Wells, Matt Caplan (Rent, South Pacific), Dwayne Clark (In the Heights) and Luther Creek (Rent, Hair).
The cast also includes Gerald Avery, Collin Baja, Marcus Bellamy, Emmanuel Brown, Erin Elliott, Dana Marie Ingraham, Ayo Janeen Jackson, Heather Lang, Ari Loeb, Natalie Lomonte, Kevin Loomis, Kristin Martin, Jodi McFadden, Kristen Oei, America Olivo, Jennifer Perry, Kyle Post, Brandon Rubendall, Sean Samuels, Dollar Tan, and Christopher Tierney.
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark spins a new take on the mythic tale of Peter Parker, a teenager whose unremarkable life in Queens is turned upside-down—literally—when he’s bitten by a genetically-altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to the ceiling. Bullied by his classmates and tortured by an unrelenting crush on next-door-neighbor Mary Jane Watson, this science geek discovers he has suddenly been endowed with astonishing powers. He soon learns, however, that “with great power comes great responsibility.”
The creative team includes Daniel Ezralow (choreography), George Tsypin (scenic design), Eiko Ishioka (costume design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Jonathan Deans (sound design), Kyle Cooper (projection design), Julie Taymor (mask design), Campbell Young Associates (hair design), Judy Chin (makeup design), Scott Rogers (aerial design), Jaque Paquin (aerial rigging design), David Campbell (orchestrations & arrangements), Teese Gohl (musical supervision), and Kimberly Grigsby (music director).