July 30, 2013 |
"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.
July 18, 2013 |
It's a book that will appeal to Broadway fans and Comic-Con habitues alike. "The Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History" promises to be a juicy tell-all of the backstage politics and backstabbing that went on during the development of the superhero musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. " The book, written by the show's co-scriptwriter Glen Berger, now has a street date of Nov. 5. Berger was brought on board by director Julie Taymor to help write the book for the musical, but the pair eventually had a falling-out, as revealed in court papers filed by Taymor after she was fired from the troubled production.
June 17, 2013 |
Andrew Garfield knows what he's doing for the next few years, and now you do too. Sony Pictures announced Monday the release dates for the third and fourth iterations of its "Spider-Man" movies starring the British actor. In addition to "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which will debut on May 2, 2014, Sony will release the next two films about Peter Parker on June 10, 2016, and May 4, 2018. PHOTOS: Summer Sneaks 2013 Said Jeff Blake, chairman, worldwide marketing and distribution for Sony Pictures: “'Spider-Man' is our most important, most successful and most beloved franchise, so we're thrilled that we are in a position to lock in these prime release dates over the next five years.” No news yet on whether Marc Webb, the director of the first two "Spider-Man" films, will stay at the helm of the project as it continues.
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April 29, 2013 |
A web of LAPD officers searched Monday for a Spider-Man performer in full costume who snatched $6,000 on Hollywood Boulevard. The unidentified street performer made off with $6,000 from a Starline Tours operator as the worker left a company office Friday morning, police said. Several performers in Spider-Man suits have been detained briefly for questioning since the incident, police said. But as of Monday morning, none were identified as the thief, said Officer Chris No of the Los Angeles Police Department.
April 10, 2013 |
Director Julie Taymor has reached a settlement in her epic legal battle with the producers of the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. " In a joint statement released Wednesday, the two sides said that the pending litigation between them has been settled by "mutual agreement of all parties. " No terms of the settlement were announced. However, the statement said that Taymor's claims against the musical have been resolved "with respect to both the current New York production and subsequent productions.
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March 29, 2013 |
A Los Angeles jury failed to reach a verdict Friday in the trial of Leonard Hall Jr., accused of fatally shooting a 5-year-old boy dressed as Spider-Man on Halloween. The judge declared a mistrial after the jury announced it was deadlocked following a little more than two days of deliberations. Aaron Shannon Jr. was showing off his Spider-Man costume to relatives in the backyard of his great-grandmother's South L.A. home on Oct. 31, 2010, when two men opened fire from an alley.