Shanda Sawyer Helms Marvel Universe Live

Emmy-award winning director Shanda Sawyer brought her sense of spectacle to the fore in creating and directing Marvel Universe Live for Feld Entertainment. “Feld had brought me in to re-imagine the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus for them in 2006,” she says, “and we forged a wonderful relationship.”

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METRO.US ENTERTAINMENT REVIEW: “Marvel Universe LIVE!” is sheer fun. You don’t need any knowledge of the Marvel universe to enjoy yourself, and you don’t need to be a child — but you may need a giant popcorn to kick back and take in a show that’s pure, unadulterated entertainment.

Kids aren’t the only ones who are going to get a kick out of “Marvel Universe LIVE!” They do make up a huge portion of the attendees, but their parents, older siblings and other adult comic fans have plenty to look forward to if they’ve snagged tickets to the sold-out show, which only runs through Aug. 17 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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ABC7: Buckle your seat belts ’cause it’s going to be a wild ride!

Given unprecedented backstage access by Feld Entertainment, host and WABC-TV’s meteorologist Bill Evans takes viewers on an incredible, thrill ride as Marvel Heroes and Villains do battle to save the world. With movie-like stunts performed right before their eyes, audiences are catapulted into the world of Ironman, Captain America, Spiderman, Wolverine, Thor, Hulk, Loki, Green Goblin and Red Skull, just to name a few.

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Chicago Theater Beat: “Dragons!…one of the most bountiful extravaganzas to play either Chicago-area venue. Run off to see this circus! “

The rigging is ready. The popcorn is hot. Celebrating the Year of the Dragon with as much Chinese fervor as Cirque Shanghai ever mustered, this year’s edition of the greatest show on earth pulls out the stops to dazzle and delight–even more so than in past Chicago tours of this unashamedly complete circus spectacular. Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey have come to town(s)—Rosemont and Chicago to be precise. It’s Halloween, Christmas and New Year’s Eve all in one splendid setting.

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