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The Amazing Spider-Music

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Blockbuster season has begun, with the big studios unleashing their effects-laden would-be crowd-pleasers. David Garland presents highlights from "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and other films.

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The Takeaway

New Movie Releases: 'The Amazing Spider-Man,' 'Katy Perry: Part of Me,' and 'Savages'

Friday, July 06, 2012

In "The Amazing Spider-Man," Peter Parker searches for clues to why his parents disappeared when he was so young, and runs afoul of his father's former partner, Dr. Curt Connors. "Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D" takes a look at the pop star's life on and off stage, including her religious family's opinions of her career. And "Savages," Oliver Stone's latest, follows two California marijuana farmers as they face off against a Mexican drug cartel.

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Movies on the Radio

The Amazing Spider-Man

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Spider-Man has made the leap from comics to TV and film several times, and the latest effort to bring him to the big screen is "The Amazing Spider-Man." David Garland presents highlights from James Horner's score.

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Features

NY Suit over 'Spider-Man' Musical Airs in Court

Friday, June 01, 2012

A judge has warned lawyers at the end of a two-hour hearing that she may narrow the scope of a lawsuit stemming from the Broadway production of "Spider-Man."

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Features

Stuntman Claims He Was Injured at NY 'Spider-Man'

Friday, April 06, 2012

A stuntman who claims he suffered a concussion, whiplash and two holes in his knees while performing as the comic book hero in Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has asked producers to turn over any relevant information as he weighs pursuing a negligence lawsuit.

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Features

'Spider-Man' Sets New Weekly Sales Record on Broadway

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" raked in nearly $3 million last week — the highest weekly sales figure in the history of the Great White Way. "Wicked" held the previous weekly sales record at roughly $2.2 million, which was set in 2011.

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Features

'Spider-Man' Producers Respond to Spidey Halloween Spoofs

Monday, October 31, 2011

"The Simpsons" and "LIVE! with Regis and Kelly" featured Spidey spoofs in their Halloween episodes.

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Features

Julie Taymor's Union Enters Arbitrations with the Producers of 'Spider-Man'

Friday, September 30, 2011

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society hopes to recover royalties from the producers of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" for Taymor for the full run of the production.

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The Takeaway

Peter Parker to Miles Morales: A New Spider-Man Is Born

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Everybody was talking about Spider-Man this week. But it wasn't the dangers of the Broadway show, or the latest actor to be playing Spidey on the silver screen. Most conversation revolved around the comic book itself, and the death of longtime character Peter Parker in the Ultimate Spider-Man series from Marvel. He's been replaced with a new protagonist: a half-Latino, half-African-American teenager named Miles Morales. We had two expert guests on the show to talk about their perspectives: Vice Magazine's Nicholas Gazin, and Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso. See how our coverage of the new Spider-Man character developed, what listeners and guests had to say. 

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Features

Marvel Comics Unveils New Biracial Spider-Man from Brooklyn

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

A comic book that hit shelves on Wednesday will introduce the world to a new Spider-Man: Miles Morales, a Black, Latino 13-year-old from Brooklyn, New York.

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The Takeaway

Peter Parker Replaced By Miles Morales: The New Spider-Man

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

The latest issue of the long-running Spider-Man comic book series comes out today, and there's a brand-new protagonist. Miles Morales, a half-Latino, half-African-American teenager is taking over the blue and red tights from Peter Parker, who was killed off recently. Marvel creators seized the opportunity to diversify the beloved American superhero series. Will comic enthusiasts come to love the new, multiethnic Spider-Man?

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The Takeaway

New Spider-Man Comic Debuts With a Twist

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

The latest issue of the long-running Spider-Man comic book series comes out today, and there's a brand-new protagonist. Miles Morales, a half-Latino, half-African-American teenager is taking over the blue and red tights from Peter Parker, who was killed off recently. Marvel creators seized the opportunity to diversify the beloved American superhero series. Will comic enthusiasts come to love the new, multiethnic Spider-Man?

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Features

'Spider-Man' Broadway Team Releases 'Rise Above' Video

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The video for "Rise Above 1" from "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" was released, but it looks nothing like the visual spectacular going on at the Foxwoods Theater. Let us know what you think of the video here.

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Features

Theatre for a New Audience Gets a Home in Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Friday, June 24, 2011

Shakespeare will soon have a new home in downtown Brooklyn. The Theatre for a New Audience broke ground on its new space in the BAM Cultural District on Friday.

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Features

Read All About It: 'Spider-Man' Opens on Broadway, Warts, Webs and All

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

After 183 preview performances, the $70 million production "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" opened officially on Tuesday night. The show is part circus, part pop concert and part video game.

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Features

The Producers of 'Spider-Man' Turn On the Lights

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The latest revamped iteration of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" re-opens for previews on Thursday.

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WNYC News

Another Actress Injured on 'Spider-Man' Broadway Set

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The starlet who stepped in to replace another actress injured on the "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" Broadway musical was injured herself last week, a spokesman said.

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Studio 360

The Saga of Spider-Man

Friday, March 18, 2011

The new Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark finally opened this week ... or actually, not. The producers just fired director Julie Taymor, and previews may be closed for an overhaul. “Those of us who followed Julie Taymor’s career,” says theater critic Jeremy ...

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The Arts File

Shake-up for Spider-Man on Broadway

Friday, March 11, 2011

On Wednesday, the producers of the Broadway musical "Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark" announced that Tony-award-winning director Julie Taymor would have a diminished role.

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Features

Producers to Revamp 'Spider-Man,' Delay Opening to Summer

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Ticket holders planning on seeing "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" will have to wait a little bit longer to catch Peter Parker flying over Broadway. The musical's opening night will be pushed back to an unspecified date this summer.

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