By Jack Rico
New York (USA), Nov 16 (ShowBizCafe.com) – Many of you may be used to seeing superheroes exclusively in comic books and on the big and small screens, but Marvel’s Spider-Man will break the mold when he brings his adventures to Broadway in the musical – “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark”. The opening is scheduled for January 2011 in New York, but we just got a hold of some pics that’ll give you a small glimpse into the show through extravagant photos courtesy of Vogue and its iconic photographer Annie Liebovitz.
Several technical, artistic and logistical mishaps have plagued the opening of the most expensive project in the history of Broadway (a budget that has ballooned to $60 million), including the most recent news of the injury of an actor during rehearsals.
Will the wait be worthwhile? Judging by these pictures, I think it will do fine. I’m excited to see it, aren’t you? The stills are highly stylized and a mark of director Julie Taymor.
In the first picture we see in ‘Spidey’ on the streets of the Big Apple.
In the second, we see the character of Mary Jane (played by Jennifer Damiano) being stalked by a metallic villain.
In the third, the infamous Carnage, one of the most iconic villains of the franchise, attempts to hijack her.
In the fourth picture, we see MJ being sequestered by the Green Goblin (Patrick Page), while Spider-Man attempts a daring rescue.
Finally, we find Peter Parker (played by Reeve Carney) and MJ in a romantic nest wrapped in swirls of color.
‘Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark’ will premiere on Broadway on January 11, 2011.