Faulkenberry Meets U2′s Bono And The Edge

June 1, 2013

Bermuda’s friendly neighbourhood Broadway belter Rebecca Faulkenberry rubbed shoulders with rock royalty earlier this week when “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” composers Bono and the Edge visited New York’s Foxwoods Theatre to help celebrate the hit show’s 1,000th performance.

The U2 superstars provided the music and lyrics for “Spider-Man” which has a book co-written by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Based on the adventures of the Marvel Comics superhero co-created by writer/editor Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko, in “Spider-Man” 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.

He 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, played by Ms Faulkenberry.

Rebecca Faulkenberry with Bono and “Spider-Man” co-star Michael Mulheren


Ms Faulkenberry attended the Bermuda High School for Girls and made her theatrical debut as a youngster in Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society and Bermuda Gilbert & Sullivan Society productions.

In 2007 she graduated from Scotland’s prestigious Royal Conservatoire where she studied music, drama and dance.

Ms Faulkenberry joined the “Spider-Man” cast in November, 2011. She had made her Broadway debut earlier that year  in the ’80s-era jukebox musical “Rock Of Ages.”

Before moving to New York,she had worked in London’s West End appearing in such shows as “High School Musical” and “Aunt Dan and Lemon.”

“Spider-Man” began preview performances on November 28, 2010 and has gone on to become one o0f the most famous theatrical events in Broadway history, playing to packed houses and standing, screaming ovations nightly.

– Photograph courtesy of Broadwayworld.com

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