Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Will Celebrate Tony Sunday With Ticket Giveaway
By Michael Gioia
The high-flying Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark will celebrate Tony Awards Sunday on June 9 with a special ticket giveaway for theatregoers named Tony or previous Tony Award winners.
At the June 9 matinee at 3 PM, anyone named Tony (or any variation thereof, including Anthony, Antoinette, Toni, Antonio or Antonia) as well as any past Tony Award winners will be eligible to receive a complimentary pair of tickets to the performance.
Eligible members of the public are invited to come to the Foxwoods Theatre box office (213 W. 42nd Street) beginning at noon. The first 100 attendees will be given a pair of tickets to the 3 PM matinee. People named Tony must bring a state-issued photo ID; Tony winners need to bring their Tony Award.
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark features music and lyrics by Grammy Award winners Bono and The Edge and a book co-written by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, with direction by Taymor and additional direction by Philip William McKinley.
In Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, according to press notes, "Peter Parker's ordinary teenage life takes a turn for the extraordinary when he's bitten by a genetically altered spider and suddenly finds himself endowed with incredible superpowers. Parker quickly learns that with great power comes great responsibility as he tries to juggle the demands of high school and home life, while battling the Green Goblin and his band of super villains as they try to take down New York City and destroy everything Peter holds dear – including the beautiful girl-next-door, Mary Jane Watson. This high-flying groundbreaking and history-making production brings this story – inspired by more than fifty years of Marvel comic books – thrillingly to life!"
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