Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will take his final swing through New York City's Times Square before landing in Las Vegas. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark is set to close on January 4, 2014, before landing in Las Vegas. At the time of closing, the spectacle-heavy rock musical will have played 1,268 performances at the Foxwoods Theatre.
"Our years on Broadway have afforded us the opportunity to build an internationally recognized brand, and Las Vegas, with its year-round stream of tourists seeking the world's best entertainment, is the natural home for this next incarnation," said producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris, in a statement. "To prepare for the Las Vegas production, we have tasked the creative team to push the boundaries even further, taking the same story and making it sleeker, bolder, and more spectacular than ever."
Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark started performances on November 28, 2010 and played an almost six-month controversy-ridden preview period before opening on June 14, 2011. The comic book-inspired show features music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy Award-winners Bono and The Edge, direction by Philip William McKinley, original direction by Tony Award winner Julie Taymor, and a book co-written by Taymor, Glen Berger and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark follows the story of Peter Parker (Justin Matthew Sargent), whose ordinary teenage life takes a turn for the extraordinary when he’s bitten by a genetically altered spider and suddenly finds himself endowed with superpowers. Parker quickly learns that with great power comes great responsibility as he tries to juggle the demands of high school and home life, while battling the Green Goblin (Robert Cuccioli) and his band of super villains. Peter must fight to save everything he holds dear, including the beautiful girl-next-door, Mary Jane (Rebecca Faulkenberry).
In addition to Sargent, Cuccioli and Faulkenberry, Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark features Christina DeCicco, Michael Mulheren, Ken Marks, Isabel Keating, Dan Sharkey, Jason Gotay, Laura Beth Wells, Dwayne Clark, Jake Odmark and Aaron LaVigne.
The creative team for Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark includes scenic design by George Tyspin, costume design by Eiko Ishioka, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Jonathan Deans, projection design by Kyle Cooper and choreography by Daniel Ezralow and Chase Brock.