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The first performance is at Manhattan’s Beacon Theater on Oct. 4.
Each show will feature Colin Quinn. Mr. Seinfeld directed him in the Broadway show “Colin Quinn: Long Story Short.”
Spider-Man comic book sells for $657K at auction
Artist Todd McFarlane’s original cover art for The Amazing Spider-Man No. 328 has sold for a record $657,250 at auction, just one among several pieces from the 1990s that went for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The McFarlane cover, which shows Spider-Man gut-punching the Hulk, was part of a collection of original art owned by Martin Shamus, a Long Island, N.Y.-based comics and memorabilia shop owner.
Mr. McFarlane drew several titles for Marvel Comics in the 1990s and then left to develop his own character, “Spawn,” and form Image Comics with other artists and writers.
The cover was among several sold by Heritage Auctions, and also included Mr. McFarlane’s cover for Spider-Man No. 1, which was bought for $358,500.
Stallone: Juggling schedules to make ‘Expendables 2’
Sylvester Stallone, one of the biggest action stars in Hollywood, knows that the hardest challenge of making an action film like “Expendables 2” was not the stunts, the guns or the explosive action scenes, but rather, the complicated dance required to get so many major action stars to show up on the same day.
“Everyone in this movie has had a very stellar career,” he added. “To get them all together at one time is a minor miracle.”
Mr. Stallone, who directed the first “Expendables” film, returns to star alongside an all-star cast featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jason Statham, Yu Nan, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“It makes it very special because you’re never, ever going to see this again,” Mr. Stallone says in a new behind-the-scenes featurette.
While Mr. Stallone has handed the directing reins over to Simon West, the actor will star as Barney Ross who, along with his group of mercenaries, is out for revenge after one of their own is killed.
“Most of the actions films today are very, highly technical, and so the ‘Expendables’ films got to bring back some of that old-time rock ‘n’ roll,” Mr. Stallone said.
The rest of the brief, one-minute clip shows the actors performing stunts and fights, sometimes in front of green screens, and driving some pretty heavy machinery.
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