Faulkenberry: Spider-Man Closing “Bittersweet”

January 8, 2014

After its final performance at Foxwoods Theatre in New York City, “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” — the most expensive Broadway show to ever be produced — has officially ended its Broadway run, prompting a range of emotions among its cast, including Bermudian actress Rebecca Faulkenberry.

There are currently plans to move the highly successful show to Las Vegas later this year.

Playbill reports that Ms. Faulkenberry said, “Tonight was so many different emotions. I’ve never closed a show – certainly not a show like this. It’s always been a limited run, or I’ve left a company to move to another show.

“This was a mix of me finishing a job, a mix of this incredible, creative [production] ending, and [the cast] that I work with all ending together. It’s very bittersweet.”

Costing a massive $75 million to produce, “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” featured Faulkenberry – who played iconic character Mary Jane Watson in the production – working alongside a stellar cast, including Reeve Carney, T.V. Carpio, and Patrick Page.

Ms Faulkenberry takes a bow with “Spider-Man” cast mates T.V. Carpio, Reeve Carney, and Patrick Page

The musical is inspired by the Marvel Comics character co-created by writer/editor Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko, following the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down when he’s bitten by a genetically altered spider and must learn that with great power comes great responsibility.

The musical, featuring songs by U2′s Bono and The Edge, has been seen by approximately two million fans, conducting 1,268 performances over its nearly three years on stage.

Ms. Faulkenberry, a former Bermuda High School student and veteran of many Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society and Bermuda Gilbert & Sullivan Society productions, made her first Broadway appearance in 2011 in the 1980s-era musical “Rock Of Ages.”

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