Spider-Man: The Musical, music by U2

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"You'll applaud after every song if you're seated next to Bono!" - Bill Clinton

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 13:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

LOL michael musto

backlash stan straw man fan (m coleman), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 14:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

The tonal shifts are uncomfortable, but what's worse is the fact that most of the times someone opens their mouth to sing, you want to reach for the Raid can. Bono has moaned that Julie Taymor was too close to the material to accept criticism, which is what I've said all along, but his and the Edge's score is not exactly inspired, so should he be the one to complain? Maybe they should have called Elton John for lessons on how to write pop-rock music for the theater—or perhaps just trotted out their old hits and set the show on "New Year's Day."

backlash stan straw man fan (m coleman), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 14:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

you end up humming the scenery

Is that even legal.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 14:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

But I feel they should retool this show one more time and use music by Adam and the Ants.

I WOULD SEE THIS.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 14:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Broadway extrava-gorgonzola"

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 14:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

He hasn't posted since. Crushing.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 14:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

More Maleficient than Green Goblin, I'd think.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 18:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

holy shit i just realized that guy in the far right is supposed to be J.Jonah Jameson and not some Dick Tracy mobster

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 18:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

if those are Spidey's natural thighs I am envious of MJ (they're a couple now apparently)

already president FYI (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 18:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

Best Song Title From SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK

da croupier, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 18:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

xpost A couple of what, ha ha.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 18:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

So has this closed yet?

Also, if you didn't hate Bono enough:

http://gawker.com/5817275/glenn-becks-final-broadcast-he-left-because-of-spider+man-and-bono

Ned Raggett, Friday, 1 July 2011 01:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Reeve Carney sounds like a Spiderman villain name.

online pinata store (Nicole), Thursday, 28 July 2011 20:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

Skeeve Carney would be too perfect.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 28 July 2011 21:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

btw over the theater doors is this quote;

"What an amazing night on Broadway!"
-President Bill Clinton

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 18:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

Is this thing still going?

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 18:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

I was going to post more or less the same thing. I totally forgot about it.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 18:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

On the plus side, that means no one else has been hurt.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 18:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yet.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 18:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

That's because they've switched to an all-Nerf cast.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 18:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

Took in $1.5 M last week, 3rd to The Lion King and Wicked.

http://broadwayworld.com/grosses.cfm

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 19:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

sad that a stupid show like Wicked continues to rake in the green

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 25 October 2011 22:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

si sad. Met the drummer once, lives in my neighborhood, seemed like a pretty nice guy

An Outcast From Time's Feast (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 27 October 2011 02:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

i thought this bump was going to be about south park. i didn't know there was a spiderman musical until 10 minutes ago.

billstevejim, Thursday, 27 October 2011 03:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

But of course.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 8 November 2011 23:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

just set a single-week Broadway record for gro$$es and asses in seats.

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-04/-spider-man-sets-broadway-record-with-2-9-million-box-office.html

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 13:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Its success feels similar to that of "Avatar," just this sort of gormless achievement. It's like citing the longevity of Twinkies or whatever. At a certain point you just have to throw up your hands and sigh.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 15:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

pretty sure that's the end of act 2

walking liquidity crisis (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 5 January 2012 05:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Its success feels similar to that of "Avatar," just this sort of gormless achievement. It's like citing the longevity of Twinkies or whatever. At a certain point you just have to throw up your hands and sigh.

― Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, January 4, 2012 3:05 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

man i hate to be prick but this is the kind of glib nonsense that us real people hate you city folk for.

latebloomer, Thursday, 5 January 2012 08:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

spiderman fucking means something to these people. yet you mock them for it.

latebloomer, Thursday, 5 January 2012 08:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

just GTFO with your godless twinkie talk and say something meaningful

latebloomer, Thursday, 5 January 2012 08:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

latebloomer, are you ... Spider-Man?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 5 January 2012 13:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Or Glenn Beck?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 5 January 2012 13:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

*tears up*

latebloomer, Friday, 6 January 2012 01:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

mmmmm, twinkies

curmudgeon, Friday, 6 January 2012 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Taymor refused to develop a musical that followed the original, family-friendly Spider-Man story, which was depicted in the Marvel comic books and the hugely successful motion picture trilogy based on them. Instead, Taymor, who admits that she was not a fan of the Spider-Man story prior to her involvement with the musical, insisted on developing a dark, disjointed and hallucinogenic musical involving suicide, sex and death."

http://www.nme.com/news/u2/61500

piscesx, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

And dangerous falls and stunts.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm as amazed that they wanted a musical based on 'the hugely succesful motion picture trilogy' of Spiderman as i am by the fact that the director wasn't a Spiderman fan. to say nothing of her only being fired after the previews, if the entire story she was telling wasn't what they wanted!

piscesx, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

TWO Tony nominations!

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 13:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

:/

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

is that a lot? not being sarky. i'm assuming it's surprising they got any?

piscesx, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah two technical noms - that's like Alice In Wonderland getting Best Visual Effects at the Oscars

da croupier, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Best Scenic Design Of A Musical" and "Best Costume Design Of A Musical" - hey, two of the parts Julie Taymor is suing over

da croupier, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

are the TONYs about as respected as the Oscars or way less or more respected? you know how say the Oscars are considered to get it wrong a lot of the time etc?

piscesx, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

the TONYs cover a far, far smaller realm of potential nominees than any of the other big awards. Instead of an entire medium, it covers a multi-block radius, so getting it "wrong" in the nomination pool is tough.

da croupier, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha, it's up against "Once," "Ghost" and "Newsies" for Scenic

da croupier, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Would like to see a version of "Once" with a superhero busker.

caro's johnson (Eazy), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:52 (2 years ago) Permalink


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