PRESS RELEASE: Justin Matthew Sargent Is SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK's New 'Peter Parker'

When I saw Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark earlier this year, Reeve Carney wasn't there, but I'm pretty sure he wouldn't have been able to make it any better! Either way, he's now decided to move on and the new 'Peter Parker/Spider-Man' is Justin Matthew Sargent. Read on for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 9/16/2013
Justin Matthew Sargent is to begin playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the Broadway musical "Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark" Monday night, producers said.

Reeve Carney, the show's original Peter Parker, played his final performance Sunday night so he can start shooting the new Showtime drama series "Penny Dreadful."

Sargent is best known for his portrayal of bartender-turned-rock-star Drew in Broadway's "Rock of Ages."

"We looked for our new lead in Los Angeles and New York. During Justin's rehearsals as the alternate Peter Parker/Spider-Man, we realized this is the guy to take over for Reeve. He is one of Broadway's great rockers," producers Michael Cohl and Jere Harris said in a joint statement Monday.

The blockbuster musical "Turn Off the Dark" features music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge of U2, and a book co-written by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, with direction by Taymor and Philip William McKinley.


Be sure to click HERE to read my review of Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark.
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SpiderHyphenMan - 9/16/2013, 3:43 PM
Aweh.. Gonna miss Reeve.
youngavengers - 9/16/2013, 3:44 PM
first and i saw the it once with my aunt gonna miss reeve
bbarber2323 - 9/16/2013, 3:50 PM
Bring this to LA!!
SuperiorMrGod - 9/16/2013, 3:52 PM
Stop. Please. We really dont need a Spiderman musical
SuperGuy83 - 9/16/2013, 3:53 PM
Andrew Garfield is THE Spider-Man No One else
Chloefornication - 9/16/2013, 3:58 PM
Remember when Peter Parker wasn't supposed to be pretty?
DEATHbyEXILE - 9/16/2013, 4:00 PM
thebearjew - 9/16/2013, 4:04 PM
Chloefor you think that guys "pretty"?
u must be jealous bcuz hes not
thebearjew - 9/16/2013, 4:05 PM
But is this musical spiderman thing STILL going on i thought they quit that shit years ago?
Melkaticox - 9/16/2013, 4:15 PM
@Chloefornication Woah, you remember the 60s-80s?!
TonyChu - 9/16/2013, 4:18 PM
I hope he got medical insurance. jk
GuardianAngel - 9/16/2013, 4:19 PM
Demongod20 - 9/16/2013, 4:26 PM
@ MrGod

It's not for you. It's for comic book fans that just happen to like musical. Now I’m off to hell my arch nemesis. Muahahahaha
Indy - 9/16/2013, 4:50 PM




Indy - 9/16/2013, 4:51 PM
PsyGuy - 9/16/2013, 4:51 PM
Good luck! Don't die!

...too soon, sorry.
Pheezmatic - 9/16/2013, 4:53 PM
i thought they were shutting this thing down
SuperSam - 9/16/2013, 6:06 PM
EpitomeofAwesome - 9/16/2013, 6:20 PM
I liked Reeve Carney
SimonM7 - 9/16/2013, 10:30 PM
Hoping I can get an opportunity to see this one day. I live on the other side of the Atlantic, though. :/
HOTSHOT - 9/17/2013, 1:52 AM
I miss the days when Peter Parker was actually portrayed as and by a nerd.
SimyJo - 9/17/2013, 4:26 AM


Good luck Justin!. ^^
JorEllinator - 9/17/2013, 8:30 AM
Did anyone catch Batman Live? That was pretty badass and wasn't a musical.

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