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July 30, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is looking east and west for a new superhero. Reeve Carney, who originated the title role, will depart the production Sept. 15, launching a bicoastal search to find the musical's new star as well as a future Mary Jane, the role currently filled by Rebecca Faulkenberry. In Los Angeles, tryouts will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 12 at the Hollywood United Methodist Church. In New York, a casting call is set for 10 a.m. Aug. 19 at the Stage 48 & Sky-Lounge. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage Carney made his Broadway debut as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and has been with the musical since the show previewed in 2010.
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January 3, 2014 | By David Ng
On the heels of a winter storm that dumped several inches of snow in the New York area and pushed temperatures into the single digits, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is looking to have a relatively subdued farewell when it officially closes at the Foxwoods Theatre on Saturday. "Spider-Man" will shut its doors following Saturday evening's performance, bringing to an end a troubled Broadway saga that saw cast injuries, the firing of director Julie Taymor and a rumored $75 million budget that would be the highest in Broadway history.
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June 13, 2011 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
The troubled "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" wasn't in the running for any Tony Awards on Sunday night — it doesn't officially open on Broadway until Tuesday — but the oft-delayed musical turned out to be the elephant in the auditorium nonetheless. With its spiraling multimillion-dollar budget, chaotic backstage dramas, the firing of its creative force Judy Taymor and a stream of serious cast and crew injuries, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" was the running joke of the evening, sparking a torrent of punch lines that at times provoked a valiant but pained smile from Bono, the U2 singer who composed the score along with bandmate the Edge.
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August 12, 2013 | By David Ng
They lined up early on Monday morning with their head shots and résumés in hand, all hoping to land a part in the mega-musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. " The creative team behind the most expensive musical in Broadway history came to Los Angeles with a big to-do list: Now that legal obstacles concerning ousted director Julie Taymor are officially  settled , producers of "Spider-Man" are launching new versions of the musical, including a Las Vegas arena production, a touring arena show and a production in Germany.
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January 3, 2014 | By David Ng
On the heels of a winter storm that dumped several inches of snow in the New York area and pushed temperatures into the single digits, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is looking to have a relatively subdued farewell when it officially closes at the Foxwoods Theatre on Saturday. "Spider-Man" will shut its doors following Saturday evening's performance, bringing to an end a troubled Broadway saga that saw cast injuries, the firing of director Julie Taymor and a rumored $75 million budget that would be the highest in Broadway history.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2013 | By David Ng
They lined up early on Monday morning with their head shots and résumés in hand, all hoping to land a part in the mega-musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. " The creative team behind the most expensive musical in Broadway history came to Los Angeles with a big to-do list: Now that legal obstacles concerning ousted director Julie Taymor are officially  settled , producers of "Spider-Man" are launching new versions of the musical, including a Las Vegas arena production, a touring arena show and a production in Germany.
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May 27, 2011
Iconic movie costumes worn by Charlie Chaplin, Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe will go up for sale in June from a collection belonging to actress Debbie Reynolds, auction house Profiles in History said Thursday. Monroe's subway dress from "The Seven Year Itch," Judy Garland's blue cotton dress and ruby red slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" and Charlie Chaplin's "Tramp" bowler hat are among the 3,500 items up for auction in Beverly Hills on June 18. Barbra Streisand's sleeveless gold velvet, jeweled gown from "Hello, Dolly!"
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June 8, 2011 | By Patrick Pacheco, Special to the Los Angeles Times
— In 1994, Stephen Sondheim's "Passion" beat Disney's Broadway musical version of "Beauty and the Beast," its closest competitor, in the race for the best musical Tony Award. "Beauty and the Beast" collected only one trophy — for best costumes. But in the days after the award telecast, Disney's Broadway musical brought in a record-breaking $1.6 million in sales while "Passion" managed a fraction of that and closed six months later. "It just goes to show you what a best costume Tony can do for you," one insider quipped.
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December 12, 2010 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
? Jammed with computers, cables and technicians, the orchestra section inside the Foxwoods Theatre looked like the control room at a particle accelerator, yet it was a very different kind of physics experiment Julie Taymor was trying to manage. Standing in front of rows of oversized monitors staffed by her creative team inside the darkened Broadway auditorium in mid-November, Taymor was running through one of the most elaborate, gravity-defying fight sequences in " Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," her creatively and financially audacious musical.
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August 16, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Tuesday. Elvis Presley died 34 years ago today. ( Chicago Sun Times ) A national fad has ended: TLC has canceled "Kate + 8. " ( Los Angeles Times ) But it sounds as if Kate Gosselin could have a job waiting for her on "The Bachelorette. " If she wants it... ( Entertainment Weekly ) The drama around "Sons of Anarchy" and Kurt Sutter extends beyond the creator's Twitter account. ( Los Angeles Times ) Kathy Griffin called Michele Bachmann a bigot to her face.
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July 30, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is looking east and west for a new superhero. Reeve Carney, who originated the title role, will depart the production Sept. 15, launching a bicoastal search to find the musical's new star as well as a future Mary Jane, the role currently filled by Rebecca Faulkenberry. In Los Angeles, tryouts will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 12 at the Hollywood United Methodist Church. In New York, a casting call is set for 10 a.m. Aug. 19 at the Stage 48 & Sky-Lounge. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage Carney made his Broadway debut as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and has been with the musical since the show previewed in 2010.
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June 13, 2011 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
The troubled "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" wasn't in the running for any Tony Awards on Sunday night — it doesn't officially open on Broadway until Tuesday — but the oft-delayed musical turned out to be the elephant in the auditorium nonetheless. With its spiraling multimillion-dollar budget, chaotic backstage dramas, the firing of its creative force Judy Taymor and a stream of serious cast and crew injuries, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" was the running joke of the evening, sparking a torrent of punch lines that at times provoked a valiant but pained smile from Bono, the U2 singer who composed the score along with bandmate the Edge.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2011 | By Patrick Pacheco, Special to the Los Angeles Times
— In 1994, Stephen Sondheim's "Passion" beat Disney's Broadway musical version of "Beauty and the Beast," its closest competitor, in the race for the best musical Tony Award. "Beauty and the Beast" collected only one trophy — for best costumes. But in the days after the award telecast, Disney's Broadway musical brought in a record-breaking $1.6 million in sales while "Passion" managed a fraction of that and closed six months later. "It just goes to show you what a best costume Tony can do for you," one insider quipped.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 2011
Iconic movie costumes worn by Charlie Chaplin, Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe will go up for sale in June from a collection belonging to actress Debbie Reynolds, auction house Profiles in History said Thursday. Monroe's subway dress from "The Seven Year Itch," Judy Garland's blue cotton dress and ruby red slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" and Charlie Chaplin's "Tramp" bowler hat are among the 3,500 items up for auction in Beverly Hills on June 18. Barbra Streisand's sleeveless gold velvet, jeweled gown from "Hello, Dolly!"
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2010 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
? Jammed with computers, cables and technicians, the orchestra section inside the Foxwoods Theatre looked like the control room at a particle accelerator, yet it was a very different kind of physics experiment Julie Taymor was trying to manage. Standing in front of rows of oversized monitors staffed by her creative team inside the darkened Broadway auditorium in mid-November, Taymor was running through one of the most elaborate, gravity-defying fight sequences in " Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," her creatively and financially audacious musical.
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December 27, 2009
'SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK' SUPERHERO ON BROADWAY He's supposed to be pretty much death-proof. But when it comes to his Broadway musical debut, Spider-Man has looked far more mortal than the web-slinger has been in comic books and movies. Now the new year will prove if an emergency transfusion of a new producer and fresh funding can save Peter Parker's show. "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" doesn't lack for creative talent, with Julie Taymor ("The Lion King") directing a musical written by U2's Bono and the Edge.
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December 10, 2010 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
In the face of "The Tempest," the stormy tragicomedy of rage, romance and redemption that is among Shakespeare's last and greatest works, Julie Taymor, a filmmaking savant of extraordinary vision and voice, suddenly and surprisingly folds. This is a tentative film and a disappointment after the brutal brilliance of the writer-director's adaptation of the Bard's "Titus" in 1999, in which she proved fearless in staging its tale of revenge. Coming as it did on the heels of her Tony-winning direction of "The Lion King" on Broadway, "Titus" helped seal Taymor's reputation as an artist of such singular talent that, succeed or fail, she could be counted on to keep it interesting.
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