Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Spider-Man To Soar On Broadway In 2010

After months and months of rumors and speculation the musical version of Spider-Man is now official. The show based on the Marvel Comics hero will now be known as Spider-Man, Turn Off The Dark. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark features music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge and book and direction by Julie Taymor(The Lion King) and Glen Berger.Previews are set to begin on January 16,2010 at Broadway's Hilton Theatre with an official opening set for February 18.

Spider-Man, according to press notes, "spins a new take on the mythic tale of a young man propelled from a modest rowhouse in Queens to the sky-scraping spire of the Chrysler Building, the bustling offices of the Daily Bugle, through the dizzying canyons of Manhattan, to new vistas never before seen. The musical follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down — literally —when he's bitten by a genetically altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to his bedroom ceiling. This bullied science-geek — suddenly endowed with astonishing powers — soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility as villains test not only his physical strength but also his strength of character. Spider-Man's battles will hurtle the audience through an original story both recognizable and unexpected — yielding new characters as well as familiar faces — until a final surprising confrontation casts a startling new light on this hero's journey."

I myself do not care for the title but I guess they know what their doing. According to a recent report the budget for this eagerly anticipated musical is up to $40 Million. Hopefully it will be well spent. We shall see.

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