Broadway’s SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is doing its part to support New York’s critically ill and injured children at St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children, the City’s only long-term rehabilitation hospital for children and the region’s largest provider of home healthcare to children with medically complex conditions. Throughout the month of June, when guests buy Spider-Man tickets through Givenick, a portion of all proceeds will be donated to St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children.
“We cannot thank our friends at SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark enough – their generosity is simply astounding,” said Jeffrey Frerichs, President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children. “It is an honor to be recognized by the Broadway community and we are grateful to Spider-Man in particular for its support of St. Mary’s Kids.”
Earlier in June, cast members from SPIDER-MAN and other popular Broadway shows, along with CBS Radio New York personalities and sponsors, kicked off their month of support for St. Mary’s with “Broadway Rocks Times Square for St. Mary’s Kids” – a free concert in Father Duffy Square.
“St. Mary’s incredible staff is made up of real life super heroes who have been treating children with special needs, and their families, for the past one hundred forty years. They do their remarkable work with unrivaled compassion and skill, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to align with them,” said Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris, producers of SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark
Children at St. Mary’s are battling complex medical and life-limiting conditions due to serious illness, injury and complications of premature birth. Partnerships such as the ‘Spidey Gives Back’ help bring each of St. Mary’s Kids one step closer toward reaching his or her rehabilitation goals.
To support Spidey Gives Back to St. Mary’s, tickets must be purchased through Givenick.com during the month of June. Remember to designate St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children as the selected charity or go directly to http://givenik.com/show_info.php?show_id=178&show=individual.
About 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! SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark features music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge and a book co-written by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, with direction by Ms. Taymor and additional direction by Philip William McKinley. Scenic Designer George Tsypin and Costume Designer Eiko Ishioka are winners of Outer Critics Circle Awards and were nominated for Tony® Awards for their work on SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark.