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First Single From ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ Unleashed!

From the upcoming Broadway show SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark comes “Rise Above 1” performed by Spider-Man himself, Reeve Carney, featuring U2’s Bono and The Edge. Reeve performed the single last night on the American Idol Finale, alongside Bono and The Edge.

“Rise Above 1” is the first single from Music From SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, which will feature 14 new songs co-written by Bono and The Edge for the Broadway production. Songs are performed by the cast including Reeve Carney in the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man,  Jennifer Damiano in the role of Mary Jane, T.V. Carpio as Arachne and Patrick Page as the Green Goblin, with contributions from Bono and The Edge and music performed by the production’s twenty member strong orchestra.

Pick up “Rise Above 1” on iTunes now! SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark will officially open on Broadway on June 14th with Music From SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark swinging into stores the same day. For more info and the latest news, be sure to check out the official site.

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, the most ambitious production ever under taken on Broadway, is currently in previews at the Foxwoods Theatre on West 43rd Street. Lead producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris recently announced that Philip William McKinley, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and Chase Brock have joined the creative team to help implement new staging, assist with book rewrites, and create additional choreography, respectively. McKinley has vast experience directing technically complex productions on Broadway and beyond. Aguirre-Sacasa is an acclaimed playwright, screenwriter (Big Love) and a noted writer of Spider-Man comic books. Brock is an innovative choreographer experienced with large Broadway shows.

Inspired by over 40 years of Marvel comic books, SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down when he’s bitten by a genetically altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to his bedroom ceiling. This bullied science-geek suddenly endowed with incredible powers soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility as villains put both his physical strength and strength of character to the test.

The show features direction by Tony® Award-winner Julie Taymor (The Tempest, Across The Universe, The Lion King), music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge, and a book co-written by Taymor, Glen Berger (Underneath The Lintel) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.