Broadway-loving New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may soon suit up as Spider-Man—but not at the Foxwoods Theatre, where Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is in previews. According to The New York Times, Mayor Bloomberg is planning to fly from the balcony to the stage in the New York Hilton Hotel’s grand ballroom as part of the annual Inner Circle charity dinner on March 26.
The report of Hizzonor taking flight emphasizes that no one from the Broadway production of Spider-Man has been consulted for tips, nor has the mayor borrowed a costume, so there’s no indication that he would actually suit up as Spidey. Production spokesperson Rick Miramontez noted, “The mayor’s office keeps his Inner Circle Dinner plans very much under wraps, so we’re in the dark. If he were to don the Spidey outfit, everyone at ‘Spider-Man’ would be delighted, of course. And we know he’d look good in tights.”
Last year, Mayor Bloomberg turned hippie and tapped the Broadway cast of Hair (another Miramontez show! Hmmm) to help him win laughs at the Inner Circle Dinner, an annual rite in which NYC politicians and political reporters make fun of each other in often-elaborate skits. In 2007, Bloomberg took to the skies in a Mary Poppins spoof.