Be sure to check your ticket before you go: for four shows each week, the curtain rises earlier than other musicals. These earlier shows also sell out faster, so plan ahead if you want to buy Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark tickets for these performances.
Perhaps the most notorious – and notoriously expensive – musical in Broadway history, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
has become a family-friendly extravaganza that appeals to kids of all ages. The show, currently at the Foxwoods Theatre, tells the origin story of the iconic and beloved Marvel Comics superhero with gravity-defying acrobatics, an eye-catching collection of colorful costumes, art deco sets, flashy video projections and pulse-pounding music by Bono and the Edge of the mega rock band U2.
In Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
, just as in the comic books and the recent blockbuster movies, Peter Parker is a teenage nerd who gets pushed around by bullies in high school. His only salvation is his loving relationship with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, who raised him after his parents died, and Mary Jane – Peter’s childhood friend and budding romantic interest. Everything changes during a class field trip to genius scientist Norman Osborn’s laboratory, when Peter gets bitten by a giant mutant spider.
What happens next audiences might remember from the comic books and recent movies, including Peter’s discovery of his amazing new powers, the development of the costume, his foolish entrance into a wrestling contest to earn money to buy a car to impress MJ, the violent death of a person very close to him, and his realization that “with great power comes great responsibility.” Meanwhile, Norman Osborn and his beloved scientist wife Emily conspire to test their mutant transformation theories using Norman as a subject. Unfortunately, this turns Norman into the Green Goblin.
Chaos reigns when the Green Goblin turns his fellow former lab partners into “Freaks of Science”— The Lizard and Swiss Miss (a woman made of spinning knives), amongst others. While Peter hides his Spidey-identity and tries to make his new girlfriend MJ happy, the Freaks cause havoc in New York City. Will Peter give up the super-hero role to live a normal life? Will the Goblin crush him like a bug falling off the Chrysler Building? Will Peter Parker tell MJ who he really is? As Spider-Man fights villains literally over the audience’s heads and spins a story web both familiar and unexpected, the music blazes, the effects excite and all is revealed.
Two hours and 45 minutes (one intermission)
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