Monday, November 29, 2010


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!" 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Even if you’re not part of the audience when SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark arrives on Broadway this Sunday evening, you can still catch a first glimpse of the hotly anticipated new musical.  Lesley Stahl, of CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” has spent the better part of the last two years following the journey of SPIDER-MAN from the page to the stage for a piece set to air on Sunday, just moments after the show’s first performance will begin.

Featuring rare, behind-the-scenes footage of the rehearsal process and interviews with creative team members Bono, The Edge, and Julie Taymor, the piece will give viewers an all-access backstage pass to one of the most talked about shows in Broadway history.

If you can’t be at the Foxwoods Theatre on Sunday evening, be sure to tune in to “60 Minutes” at 7:00 p.m. on CBS.