Wednesday, August 18, 2010
SPIDER-MAN: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL (AND U2'S TO BLAME)
Can you believe it? First Legally Blonde and Sister Act, now Spider-Man. Is nothing sacred anymore? Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is an upcoming Broadway musical based on the unsuspecting Marvel webslinger. "WTF?" I hear you ask. But wait, it gets even more unbelievable. The show features lyrics by U2 frontman Bono and music by his effects-pedal-craving sidekick The Edge. Altogether now, "What the fuck?"
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark was meant to premiere this February, but following several "cash flow" issues (I can imagine) and actor walkouts (Evan Rachel Wood was supposed to play Mary Jane and Alan Cumming was the original Green Goblin), it's been pushed back 'til December. Ignoring the signs, the show's set for a preview run form November 14 at Broadway's Foxwoods Theatre. And the official opening night's scheduled for December 21.
Just when you think things can't get ANY weirder...