Michael Cohl, lead producer of the new Julie Taymor musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, announced Nov. 30 that the production sold more than $1 million worth of tickets within 24 hours of the first preview performance on Nov. 28 at Broadway’s Foxwoods Theatre. “We’re thrilled to finally be performing this terrific show for audiences, and we’re excited that the audiences are coming in droves,” stated Cohl.
“[Hugh Hefner’s] real legacy is how he inspired ladies everywhere. For almost 60 years, Playboy has shown that naked women can do whatever they put their minds to, whether it’s baling hay, repairing antique jukeboxes, or even working in an old-timey soda shop! Proving time and again the first step towards women breaking the glass ceiling is pressing our boobs against it.”—
KRISTEN SCHAAL, remarking on recent reports of Hugh Hefner’s and Playboy’s financial demise, on The Daily Show.