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SPIDER-MAN Announces New Leading Casting - Katrina Lenk to Play "Arachne"

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark

BROADWAY’S MOST POPULAR NEW SHOW
ANNOUNCES NEW LEAD CASTING

KATRINA LENK TO PLAY “ARACHNE”
BEGINNING MAY 29

Get Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark Tickets

New York, NY – Producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris announced today that Katrina Lenk will be joining the cast of Broadway’s most popular new show, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, in the role of “Arachne”. Christina Sajous, who currently plays the role of “Arachne”, will play her final performance on Sunday, May 27th with Lenk assuming the role on Tuesday, May 29th. Reeve Carney, Patrick Page, and Rebecca Faulkenberry will continue on in their roles as “Peter Parker/Spider-Man”, “Norman Osborn/Green Goblin”, and “Mary Jane Watson” respectively.

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is Broadway’s most popular new show, and one of the most famous theatrical events in history.  In the past year, the production has been seen by nearly 1 million audience members from around the world. It features music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge, direction by Philip William McKinley (The Boy From Oz), original direction by Tony® Award-winner Julie Taymor (The Lion King, Across The Universe, Frida), and a book co-written by Taymor, Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Fantastic Four and Spider-Man comics, “Big Love”). Scenic Designer George Tsypin and Costume Designer Eiko Ishioka were recently nominated for Tony® Awards.

The world’s most recognizable superhero leaps off the comic book pages and onto the Broadway stage in SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark.  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!

Tickets for SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark are priced from $69.50 - $149.50, and can be purchased online. Tickets are also available at the Foxwoods Theatre box office (213 West 42nd Street), which is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark now plays the following performance schedule: Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

Biography                                                                                                                                                                                       

Katrina Lenk (Arachne). Credits include: World Premiere of Lost Land at the Steppenwolf Theatre; American  Premiere  of  iWitness  at  the  Mark  Taper  Forum;  Elemeno  Pea, Cloudlands, and Caucasian            

Chalk Circle at SouthCoast Repertory; the title role in Lovelace: A Rock Opera, for which she won LA Weekly and Garland awards; and her solo music project, moxy phinx. She is based in Los Angeles. www.katrinalenk.com

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