With a great costume comes a great place to put it on display. The Broadway musical Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark will celebrate another landmark on January 4 when late Tony-nominated costume designer Eiko Ishioka's iconic Spider-Man costume will be inducted into the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The honor coincides with the production's final performance on the Great White Way, before the rock musical moves to Las Vegas.
"The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History is the premier archive of iconic American artifacts," said Spider-Man producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris, in a statement. "We are honored that they have decided to cement the production's place in the American popular culture canon. This also serves as a fitting tribute to our incredible costume designer Eiko Ishioka."
Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark follows the story of Peter Parker (Justin Matthew Sargent), whose life takes a turn for the extraordinary when he’s bitten by a genetically altered spider and 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 Watson (Rebecca Faulkenberry).