Monday, November 29, 2010
SPIDER-MAN HAS LANDED: THE SCENE ON THE STREET
The mood outside of the Foxwoods Theatre was electric on Sunday night, moments before the start of the first ever performance of SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark. A line of excited ticketholders (many dressed as their favorite, web-slinging superhero) snaked all along 42nd Street and down Broadway, while a “cancelation line” full of hopeful fans trying to score a last minute seat, wrapped around the block in the opposite direction. It was literally a traffic-stopping scene! A slew of Broadway’s brightest were spotted in the crowd, including Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, Sean Hayes, Tony-winning costume designer William Ivey Long, director David Leveaux, and cast members from just about every show in town. “60 Minutes” correspondent Lelsey Stahl, whose story on SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark aired nationally on CBS just moments after the curtain rose, was also in attendance.
The scene was no less harried after the show, when press photographers and fans created a crush at the stage door as the show's cast emerged smiling, one by one. Reeve Carney (Peter Parker himself) spent more than an hour signing autographs and posing for pictures with excited fans. He was overheard telling one fan, "I am so glad we got this first preview under our belt, and I am looking forward to next week's shows!"
Posted by SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK at 8:32 AM