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Robert Cuccioli Returns to Broadway in another Dual Role: Normon Osborn/Green Goblin in SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK Beginning Tuesday Aug 7

 

TONY®-NOMINATED BROADWAY STAR
R O B E R T  C U C C I O L I
TO TAKE ON ROLE OF
THE GREEN GOBLIN
IN SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK

PATRICK PAGE
WILL PLAY HIS FINAL PERFORMANCE IN THE ROLE
ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2012

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New York, NY – Broadwaystar Robert Cuccioli, best known for his Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle winning and Tony-nominated performance as the star of Jekyll and Hyde, will take on another dual role in his long-anticipated return to Broadway: Norman Osborn / The Green Goblin in Broadway’s SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark. Cuccioli will play his first performance on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at the Foxwoods Theatre (213 West 42nd Street).

{module ad_left_body}Patrick Page, who originated the role, will play his final performance on Sunday, August 5, 2012 in order to take on the role of another quintessential villain, Comte de Guiche in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s upcoming production of Cyrano De Bergerac.  Page was honored with the 2012 Actors’ Equity Foundation’s annual Richard Seff Award and nominated for a 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance in SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark

“There aren’t a lot of actors out there who can pull off utterly likable and totally terrifying at the same time, and so we feel extremely lucky that the great Robert Cuccioli has agreed to take on this role,” said producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris.  “Of course, this announcement is bittersweet for all of us, because throughout the extraordinary history of SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, Patrick Page has been there every step of the way – as a mentor, cheerleader, spokesperson, company leader and consummate performer. We are, of course, sorry to see him go, but will all be cheering him on in Cyrano.”

Robert Cuccioli made his Broadway debut as Inspector Javert in Les Miserables, and, is best known for his critically acclaimed performance as the duel title roles in the Broadway hit Jekyll & Hyde, for which he received a Tony nomination, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award, FANY Award and Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award. Off-Broadway credits include Temporary Help, Enter The Guardsman, And The World Goes ‘Round (1991 Outer Critics Circle Award), Gigi, The Rothschilds, Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris and Dietrich & Chevalier. Equally respected for his workin the Classics and Contemporary Plays as well as Musicals, Robert has performed at such notable Regional Theatres as The Guthrie (Antony & Cleopatra), Paper Mill Playhouse (1776, Oklahoma, Lend Me A Tenor, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Sound Of Music), The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ (Amadeus, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Carnival, Othello), The Shakespeare Theatre of DC ( Hamlet, Lorenzzaccio 2006Helen Hayes Award Nomination), the McCarter Theatre (Fiction, The School for Scandal), George Street Playhouse (The Seafarer, A Moon To Dance By with Jane Alexander) and most recently at the historic Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC (1776). Television: White Collar, Sliders, Baywatch, The Guiding Light. Film: Woody Allen’s Celebrity, and the independent film The Stranger. Robert is featured on the original cast recordings of Jekyll & Hyde (Atlantic), And The World Goes ‘Round (RCA Victor), Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris (Ghostlight),and The New Picasso (Black Forest Productions). He is also currently working on his debut solo album The Look Of Love which will be released in October 2012. www.robertcuccioli.com.

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is Broadway’s most popular new show and, in the past year, the production has been seen by more than 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),  and a book co-written by Julie 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 are winners of Outer Critics Circle Awards and were recently nominated for Tony® Awards for their work on SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark.

The world’s most recognizable super hero 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 $79.50 - $159.50, and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by calling (877) 250-2929. 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.

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Beginning next Wednesday, July 18th, Randy Harrison will assume the role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter’s nemesis, Dr. Chilton, in Off-Broadway’s smash hit SILENCE! The Musical. July 18th also marks the first performance of SILENCE! The Musical at the brand new Elektra Theatre in Times Square, located at 673 Eighth Avenue (at 42nd St.)

{module ad_left_body}Randy Harrison starred as Justin Taylor in all five seasons of the Showtime hit series “Queer as Folk.” He also played Boq in Broadway’s Wicked. Off-Broadway credits include The Singing Forest (Public Theatre/NYSF), Antony and Cleopatra (Theatre for a New Audience), Edward II (Red Bull Theatre) and A Letter from Ethel Kennedy (MCC). He most recently returned from starring in Red at George Street Playhouse and Cleveland Play House.

Winner of the 2012 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical, SILENCE! The Musical is the unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs, with book by Hunter Bell, music & lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, and direction & choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli. After opening on July 9, 2011 to unanimous rave reviews, the show immediately became a sold-out sensation and was selected by Time Magazine as one of the year’s Top 5 Musicals. SILENCE! The Musical is currently playing through this Sunday at PS122, 150 First Avenue (at 9th St.)

In the Academy Award-winning film The Silence of the Lambs, rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, to catch the serial killer known only as Buffalo Bill.Clarice faces her own demons while racing the clock to unlock Lecter's clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Buffalo Bill. The laugh-out-loud wicked satire, SILENCE! The Musical,features a singing chorus of floppy eared lambs narrating the action as Buffalo Bill gleefully dances a hoedown while kidnapping hapless Catherine Martin. Even Dr. Lecter, scary as ever, sings about the life he'd like to lead someday outside the prison walls.

Along with Randy Harrison, the cast of SILENCE! The Musical is headed by “Married with Children” star David Garrison (Hannibal Lecter),Jenn Harris (Clarice Starling) and Stephen Bienskie (Buffalo Bill), along with Ashlee Dupré, Annie Funke, Howard Kaye, Nick McGough, Topher Nuccio, Pamela Bob and Doug Trapp. Music Supervisor is Mark Hartman, with orchestrations by Brian J. Nash.

Created by Jon and Al Kaplan in 2002, SILENCE! began as a collection of songs on the internet which immediately attracted a staggering number of fans. The Kaplans' subsequent screenplay SILENCE! The Musical was adapted by Hunter Bell into a live stage show, which also featured newly composed songs by the brothers. Fueled by a rabid cult following, SILENCE! shattered every box office record at the 2005 FringeNYC Festival, winning the award for Best Musical. SILENCE! The Musical met with further success in London where it garnered ecstatic reviews at the Above The Stag Theatre. Victoria Lang, Rich Affannato and Donna Trinkoff produced the original NYC production.

A long list of luminaries have turned up in the audience at the hit show over the past year including Jodie Foster, Matt Bomer (twice!), Joan Rivers, Jonathan Demme, Kelly Ripa, James Earl Jones, Josh Groban, T.R. Knight, Jonathan Groff, Justin Kirk, Neil Simon, Corbin Bleu, Ben Schwartz, Lisa Lampanelli, Willie Garson, Mario Cantone, Erin Cummings, Linus Roache, Stephen Schwartz, Jeremy Jordan, David LaChapelle, Steven Pasquale, James Lapine, John Kander, Chita Rivera, Georgia Engel, Danny Burstein, Randy Harrison, Donna McKechnie, John Rando, Christian Campbell, Reed Birney, Stephen Flaherty, Barrett Foa, Cady Huffman, Barbara Feldon, Seth Rudetsky, Eden Espinosa, Telly Leung, Daniel Reichard, John Cunningham, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Charlotte d’Amboise, John McDaniel, Johanna Day, Carol Woods, and Anthony Heald.

SILENCE! The Musical is produced Off-Broadway by Theater Mogul, and the playing schedule at the Elektra Theatre will be Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, and Sundays at 3 & 7 PM. Running time is 88 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are $25 - $79 and are available by calling 212-352-3101 or through www.SilenceTheMusical.com.