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Marvel Universe LIVE! to fill arenas from 2014

Feld Entertainment used New York Comic-Con to provide a sneak peek of next year’s groundbreaking arena spectacular: Marvel Universe LIVE!. Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada introduced Juliette Feld, Executive Vice President and producer with Feld, for a surprise presentation. Feld said:

For Marvel Universe LIVE!, we have assembled an accomplished creative team to develop these characters in a truly authentic production for the millions of Marvel fans around the world. This touring event will be the most technically advanced live show to date, and will bring the Marvel Universe and its bigger-than-life Super Heroes and Super Villains to life before a live audience for the first time.

Quesada added:

Marvel Universe LIVE! is going to blow people’s minds. I have personally been involved and collaborating with the unmatched talent and expertise of the Feld team. The way in which they will be bringing the Marvel Universe to life is truly mesmerizing and there is no doubt in my mind it will be a can’t miss event for Marvel fans of all ages. I am excited to have the opportunity to share the show’s vision first with our die-hard fans at New York Comic Con.

Marvel Universe LIVE! will tour 85 North American cities in its first two years, officially kicking off in July 2014. Feld said that Marvel Universe LIVE! will redefine the live show experience by integrating a Marvel character driven story with state-of-the-art special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts and countless other show elements.

Producers Kenneth Feld and Juliette Feld have tapped an award-winning creative team for next year’s preeminent live event. Two-time Emmy award-winner Shanda Sawyer (Rock ‘N Reality Special, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey) will serve as director, and is joined by brother and sister writing duo Adam Wilson (What’s Important is Feeling: Stories, Flatscreen: A novel) and Melanie Wilson LaBracio. Andy Armstrong, stunt coordinator for the 2011 blockbuster film Marvel’s Thor, functions as action and stunt coordinator, while television and live show veteran Joe Stewart (The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, The Magic of David Copperfield) will lead set design. The vision for the Marvel Universe LIVE! costume design will be guided by Cynthia Nordstrom, whose projects have included Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and several off-Broadway productions. Norm Schwab (Imagine Dragons Night Moves Tour, Kid Rock2 Best Night Ever Tour), lighting designer, and Bob Bonniol (Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando, Electric Zoo NYC), video content and system designer, round out the team.