In the comics, Spider-Man usually came through in a pinch. Saving the world, sure. Returning to his true form, the striking normal Peter Parker? No problem. Broadway’s high-flying hero, Reeve Carney, has extended his performance contract with “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” through May, 2012. Although his initial accordance with the production had him retiring the trademark red and blue suit in November of this year, Carney has stated that he is delighted to continue on with the shows. For those hoping to catch Carney in performance, take note: although he will be continuing forthwith, the actor has decided to take an extended break this winter to star in an, as of yet, untitled biopic centered on Jeff Buckley. Following the filming, however, Carney will return to the production.
Outside of Broadway, Carney has maintained an active film career, starring in “Spread” alongside Ashton Kutcher, the recent cinematic interpretation of “The Tempest” and the tragic drama “Snow Falling On Cedars.”
Despite its lackluster preview showings, “Turn Off the Dark” has fared surprisingly well on the front lines, grossing an average of $1.7 million dollars each week in sales during the summer months. Let’s hope that Spider-Man can continue to dazzle audiences for years to come. A production of its scope certainly deserves a shot at the history books.