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The Spidey Project

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The Spidey Project officially launched on February 11th at 3:05am, when I released a video simultaneously to Facebook and YouTube (and therefore: the world.) The mission was simple: to answer, "Just how important is $65 million in making good theater?" To do so, I put my money—which happens to be zero dollars—where my mouth is and left the rest up to the internet. Thanks to everyone believing not only in me but in the cause as well, volunteers came out of the woodwork, and The Spidey Project was in full effect. Several videos later, on Feb 21st at 10:37pm, we announced the completion of the script and score and segued into our first rehearsal on Wednesday the 23rd. Through our video blog, we've been keeping the internet up-to-date on everything that's been going on, including our supporters in the rehearsal process and allowing them to get to know our cast and crew. Today, March 14th, the curtain for the first Spider-Man musical to officially open in New York City rises. Along with a reduced time-frame and no money, we have also had no injuries, no actors quitting, no lawsuits (we hope), no creative restaffing, and no delays to our opening.

If you haven't been in the loop and want to see the entire process, please check our videos at thespideyproject.blogspot.com. The last rehearsal video probably won't be up until tomorrow, but you'll already know how it ends. Thanks to everyone who has supported us through this crazy and wonderful production. Go, Spidey, go!

Justin Moran

THE SPIDEY PROJECT: W ITH G R E AT P OWER C OMES G R E AT R E S P O NS I B I L I TY Presented at the Peoples Improv Theatre March 14, 2011 Directed by Justin Moran Book and Lyrics by Justin Moran and Jon Roufaeal Music by Doug Katsaros and Adam Podd Featuring: Liz Bachman Claire Neumann Michael Lutton Justin Moran Ryan Nelson Travis Nilan Louie Pearlman Robin Rothman Jon Roufaeal Choreography ......................................................! David Rossetti Lighting Design ....................................................! Timothy Meola Costume Design ...................................................!Maggie Ronck Sound Design .............! Bryan McPartlan, 4 Horsemen Theatricals Fight Choreography ........................................! Dylan Giannunzio Set Painting .....................!Adriano, Brandon Hardy, Kevin Kovasic, Leah Lax, Erica Manta, Alison Von Dollen, Cory Wellington Production Stage Manager ........................................! Erin Coulter Production Manager ..................................................! Taryn Kimel Press Representative ..................................................! Beth Gold A D D I T I O N A L S TA F F Mask Design/Dresser .............................................! Becca Wright Technical Advisor .................................................! Christine Pynn FRIENDLY N EIGHBORHOOD SPIDEY-B AND Musical DIrector/Piano .............................................! Adam Podd Synthesizer ...............................................................! Matt Podd Guitar ............................................................! Bernard Grobman Drums ...................................................................! Harvey Wirht Bass .....................................................................!Dillon Kondor SPECIAL THANKS Feast Catering Gibson NYC The Magnet Theatre The Peoples Improv Theatre TAJ Design Farrah Crane Kevin Thomas Garcia Heidi Handelsman Eli Itzkowitz Jeff Lepine Doug Kellner Louis Kornfeld Elise Morris Gregg Rafuse Evan Silverberg Andrew Smereck