Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark hopes to open overseas productions in London and Hamburg, Germany, according to The New York Post. The European productions will “play gigantic arenas” and feature “more flying and even more special effects.” No word yet on production timelines or casting.
Based on the Marvel comic book series, Spider-Man, Turn off the Dark 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.
The rock musical opened on Broadway on June 14, 2011. The show features a score by Bono and the Edge and a book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Taymor served as the show's original director, with Phillip William McKinley later joining the production as creative consultant.
Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark currently stars Reeve Carney, Patrick Page, Rebecca Faulkenberry and Christina Sajous.