First ‘Spider-Man’ hero says ‘it’s hard to leave’

September 16, 2013 • Entertainment

In this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 publicity photo, actor Justin Matthew Sargent, left, is symbolically handed Spider-Man’s mask from outgoing hero Reeve Carney onstage at the at the Foxwoods Theatre during the curtain call in New York. Carney left the show left after more than 840 performances and plenty of drama. . (AP/Jenny Anderson/Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark)

NEW YORK (AP) — Reeve Carney, the actor who played the hero in “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” for three years on Broadway, returned to his dressing room to clean it out Monday, a day after bidding an emotional goodbye to a show he still calls “amazing.”

“It’s really hard to leave, man. I’ve got to be honest with you,” he said from inside the Foxwoods Theatre.

Like a varsity quarterback returning to fetch his old sweats after graduation, Carney returned to rescue some guitar cases and shake hands for the last time as Peter Parker and Spider-Man. Login to read more

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