Spider-Man: The Musical, music by U2

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed
Sorry if this is old news, but hmmmm....

LOS ANGELES, California (Hollywood Reporter) -- Get ready for "Spider-Man: The Broadway Musical."

That may not be the official title, but Marvel Studios is putting the pieces together for a musical on the Great White Way starring the popular superhero.

Julie Taymor, who won Tonys for direction and costume design for the Broadway production of "The Lion King," will direct, with U2's Bono and the Edge creating new music and lyrics for the project.

Auditions are taking place, and a reading is scheduled for the summer. No dates for a Broadway opening have been set.

While the Spider-Man musical marks the first time a Marvel character has been the subject of a Broadway show, it's not the first time a superhero has hit the stage. Superman was in the spotlight of "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman," which opened at the Alvin Theatre in 1966. Despite fairly positive reviews, it closed a few months later.

Spider-Man will next be seen on the big screen, when the third installment of the blockbuster franchise opens across North America on May 4.

darin, Friday, 20 April 2007 16:24 (twelve years ago) link

As I said over in ILComix:

How long? How long must I sling this web? Spidey, friendly Spidey!

Oilyrags, Friday, 20 April 2007 18:12 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

With Evan Rachel Wood as Mary Jane.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 11 December 2008 19:51 (ten years ago) link

this is kind of a stupid idea

Ca-hoot na na na oh oh (HI DERE), Thursday, 11 December 2008 19:55 (ten years ago) link

"kind of"

Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 11 December 2008 19:56 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

The idea here = Broadway has gotten to a point where it's mostly subsidized by things enjoyed by pre-teen girls, so let's try and bring more pre-teen boys into the fold while we're at it?

nabisco, Tuesday, 24 February 2009 20:14 (ten years ago) link

More bits and pieces:

Mr. Bryan-Brown said that the music and lyrics were largely complete, but that Bono and the Edge would “of course write more songs as necessary.” He said that the subtitle of the musical, “Turn Off the Dark,” is the title of one of the songs, and added that there were no plans to use or riff on the well-known theme song from the television cartoon series about the Marvel comic-book superhero.

According to a news release from the producers, the show, in which the title character will indeed be flying around the Hilton, draws on the comic book series for “inspiration,” yet also “spins a new take on the mythic tale of a young man propelled from a modest row house 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 plot description concludes: “Spider-Man’s battles will hurtle the audience through an origin 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.”

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 24 February 2009 20:29 (ten years ago) link

Nabisco, you were being funny about pre-teen boys liking U2 and being a broadway marketing target, right?

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 24 February 2009 20:34 (ten years ago) link

he's talking about pre-teen boys liking Spiderman and Broadway marketers latching onto that as an untapped demographic

Lots of praying with no breakfast! (HI DERE), Tuesday, 24 February 2009 20:36 (ten years ago) link

next ilx compilation ideas

鬼の手 (Edward III), Tuesday, 24 February 2009 20:49 (ten years ago) link

Gear requested to write "Turn Off the Dark" lyrics.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 24 February 2009 20:51 (ten years ago) link

lol

鬼の手 (Edward III), Tuesday, 24 February 2009 20:55 (ten years ago) link

Another collaboration surely in the offing.

"Turn off...THE DARK!"

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 24 February 2009 20:56 (ten years ago) link

at last U2 finds their level.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 15:54 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

Open call!:

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, featuring direction by Julie Taymor (Across The Universe, Frida, The Lion King on Broadway) with music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge (from U2) will be holding open casting calls at major cities across the country starting next week. SPIDER-MAN is seeking principals and understudies for the roles of ‘Peter Parker,’ ‘Mary Jane,’ and ‘Female Lead Villian.’ The production is looking for performers with dynamic rock/pop voices including those with experience in bands and as solo performers. Regardless of experience, anyone who thinks they might be qualified is encouraged to audition.

Open casting calls are being organized by Telsey + Company (Rent, Across The Universe, Sex & The City, Wicked) and will be held in the following cities:

ORLANDO, FL (Thursday, April 9; 10 AM – 5PM) Orlando Marriott World Center, 8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

NEW YORK, NY (Monday, April 13; 10 AM – 5PM) The Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard Street, New York, NY 10013

LOS ANGELES, CA (Saturday, April 18; 10 AM – 5PM) Hollywood United Methodist Church, 6817 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028

SEATTLE, WA (Monday, April 20; 10 AM – 5PM) LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED

CHICAGO, IL (Thursday, May 7; 10 AM – 5 PM) LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED

AUSTIN, TX (Wednesday, May 27; 10 AM – 5 PM) LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED

The production is looking for candidates to fill the following roles (both principals and understudies):

PETER PARKER – Male. 16-20’s. Must have a great rock tenor voice. Can be nerdy with understated sex appeal and a good sense of humor.

MARY JANE – Female. 16-20’s. Beautiful girl next door. Strong pop/rock singing voice required.

LEAD FEMALE VILLAIN – Female. 25‐35 years old. All ethnicities encouraged. Must have an amazing rock voice. Think Sinead O’Connor with a Middle Eastern /Bulgarian/Greek twist. Foreign and/or world music types are great. Foreign accents are great.

WHAT TO BRING: All interested people should bring a snapshot or photo of themselves and a brief pop/rock or rock song to sing. Please note that no accompanist or audio equipment will be provided.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 3 April 2009 20:22 (ten years ago) link

Oh that wacky lead female villain and her great twists.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 3 April 2009 20:23 (ten years ago) link

seven months pass...

A long hard road etc:

As this Spider-Man tale opens, the audience sees New York City "on fire and in ruins" as "a section of the Brooklyn Bridge ascends with Mary Jane bound and dangling helplessly from the bridge." Soon thereafter, a new villainess called Arachne flies into the picture spinning her own deadly trap, and as Spider-Man battles all kinds of criminals he's swinging right over the audience.

It sounds like the 3-D opening for the next "Spider-Man" sequel, and even though this superhero story is filled with Hollywood-style special effects, it is instead a glimpse from a confidential script of a planned "Spider-Man" musical -- the priciest undertaking, and among the most troubled productions, in Broadway history.

...

Given its immodest ambition to "reinvent Broadway," the musical's budget has soared to $52 million, counting theater renovations, according to one person familiar with its finances -- more than double the cost of 2006's "Lord of the Rings" musical, one of the most expensive musicals ever.

Like any compelling superhero story, "Spider-Man's" real-life final act is a cliffhanger.

Despite all the talent in its corner, it's still far from certain when -- or even if -- the elaborate musical will open after six years of development, as it has struggled to find a backer to close the budget shortfall. If the show doesn't premiere by the end of April, it not only will miss Tony Award eligibility but also face the expiration of the musical's license from Marvel Entertainment, whose comic-book division created the enduring superhero in 1962. Bono and Edge seem bewildered by the show's odyssey. "But who cares?" Bono said. "The visuals and the music are amazing, and that's what will matter."

Ned Raggett, Friday, 6 November 2009 05:18 (ten years ago) link

Okay WHAT the hell:

Throughout the script -- credited to Taymor and playwright Glen Berger, stamped "Confidential" on its cover and dated from this summer -- stage directions call for action sequences that at first glance seem almost impossible to stage, let alone transfer to another theater for possible touring productions.

The opening bridge scene is followed closely by the arrival of a giant web woven by Arachne, a temptress who is the musical's central invention. "A giant loom is revealed -- seven actors swing on vertical silks to form a tapestry," the stage directions read. At another point, Spider-Man is so busy battling bank robbers and muggers that he multiplies into five different crime-fighting superheroes. One of the duplicate spiders swings over the audience, landing on the balcony.

For all of the theatrical pyrotechnics, the musical's core story is comparatively old-fashioned, following the basic plot of the first "Spider-Man" movie while adding some new characters and back stories.

The central romance between high school students Peter Parker and neighbor Mary Jane Watson remains intact. Parker is still bullied by his classmates and moonlights as a photographer for a New York newspaper; moreover, he's torn over his unexpected transformation into a web-slinger. As in the movie, the play's central villain, Green Goblin, is the genetically mutated form of scientist Norman Osborn. The biggest departure from the movie is the musical's femme fatale, Arachne.

A figure cut from Greek mythology and sometimes accompanied by her own Furies, she stalks and tempts Spider-Man throughout the story as any god does a mortal. "We're linked by instinct, but you think a spider can wait? She exterminates deficient mates!" she tells Spider-Man at one point.

The music marks a departure for U2 as well. Famous for their soaring, sometimes political rock anthems, such as "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "Pride (in the Name of Love)," Bono and Edge have crafted "Spider-Man" songs that are driven more by choral harmonies than lashing guitars. Because U2 does not play in the show (the performers are accompanied instead by a band and an orchestra), the songs are written for different voices (including women) with non-U2 arrangements.

Bono described his and Edge's compositions as varying from "giant, big pop songs to noisy rock 'n' roll to ethereal shivers"

Ned Raggett, Friday, 6 November 2009 05:22 (ten years ago) link

who's in for a "This Is Not Spider-Man: The Musical by U2" comp?

But no hope for norwegian posters, sorry. (Curt1s Stephens), Friday, 6 November 2009 07:09 (ten years ago) link

six months pass...

And we have a song!

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/18/from-u2-a-song-for-spidey/

The rock band Carney on Tuesday unveiled a new song by U2, “Boy Falls from the Sky,” an emo-like mix of ballad and hard, aching energy that is intended as a major number in Act II of the coming Broadway mega-musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.” Bono and the Edge wrote “Boy” and a dozen more songs for the show, their first Broadway musical, which has suffered production delays because of financial problems but is expected to begin performances in New York this fall.

Reeve Carney, the singer-frontman of the band that bears his name, is set to play Peter Parker and Spider-Man on Broadway, though he did not act in character while performing “Boy” at a luncheon honoring the musical’s director, Julie Taymor. It was the first time that Mr. Carney had performed a U2 song from “Spider-Man” before several hundred Broadway artists and producers; his singing voice sounded both younger and sharper-edged than Bono’s.

In the musical, Peter Parker sings the number after his love interest, Mary Jane, has been abducted and his superpowers are gone. The song was by turns romantic and introspective, with lyrics like “you can change your mind/you can’t change your heart” and “I did not have to move so far/to find myself alone.”

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 01:01 (nine years ago) link

Reeve Carney of the rock band Carney.

tylerw, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 02:03 (nine years ago) link

If they were smart, they would make this 3-D, like "Avatar."

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 19 May 2010 02:17 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

Opening date set. Plus:

Tickets for "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" are set to go on sale to the general public in September, but no specific date was given.

Organizers also announced new cast members for the blockbuster production. Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano will play the role of Mary Jane Watson, taking over from Evan Rachel Wood, and Patrick Page will play the Green Goblin, a role that was previously going to be played by Alan Cumming.

Damiano received a Tony nomination last year for her supporting role in the musical "Next to Normal."

Reeve Carney is still on board to play the lead role of Peter Parker.

The cast is scheduled to begin full rehearsals on Aug. 16.

Among the casualties of the show is its original publicity team, Boneau/Bryan-Brown, which resigned from the account in July. The show's PR is now being handled by O&M Co.

Entertainment.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:22 (nine years ago) link

"Turn Off The Dark" always makes me laugh ... why are they bothering with a subtitle? Shouldn't it just be "Spider-man: The Musical"?

tylerw, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:29 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

Oh dear:

http://twitpic.com/2n06pk

Ned Raggett, Friday, 10 September 2010 13:16 (nine years ago) link

three weeks pass...

No way this is as good as the 70's Spider-Man rock opera performed by Crack the Sky:

http://www.amazon.com/Spider-man-Reflections-Superhero-Stan-Lee/dp/B00004TQXY

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519TGRT5JZL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

I'm a DUDE, Dad! (Viceroy), Tuesday, 5 October 2010 19:01 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

BEHOLD

R Baez, Tuesday, 16 November 2010 02:00 (eight years ago) link

You'd think Annie Liebowitz would be a little more skilled with the Photoshop

buildings with goats on the roof (James Morrison), Tuesday, 16 November 2010 02:29 (eight years ago) link

fuckin what?!? the fuck is that?

townes van halen (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 November 2010 02:30 (eight years ago) link

It...it is what it is.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 16 November 2010 02:36 (eight years ago) link

I love the fact that, should I ever find myself in some hypothetical connect-the-dots game at at bad party, I'll be able to connect the author of Against Interpretation with stone-cold killer Cletus Kassady.

R Baez, Tuesday, 16 November 2010 02:36 (eight years ago) link

COME TO THINK OF IT: does this mean we'll get SECRET WARS on stage???? Or will they cop out like SPIDEY 3?

R Baez, Tuesday, 16 November 2010 02:38 (eight years ago) link

http://images.nymag.com/arts/theater/features/spiderman101129_3_250.jpg

The score is rich in angsty ballads and nervous riffs, with impressionistic lyrics like “There’s no time for sorrow when there’s no such thing as time.” Taymor says, “You don’t even know what that means exactly, but you know it’s right.” A song called “A Freak Like Me Needs Company,” for the eight-stilettoed Arachne and her Furies to sing near the end of the show, was apparently less right. “I thought, and still do, that it would be a hit,” says Bono. “A percussive eighties Paradise Garage dance piece with a fantastic hook. Julie was like, ‘No … ’ And I said, ‘Julie, isn’t this what you call a ten o’clock number?’ And she goes, ‘Who cares what time it is?’ ”

http://nymag.com/arts/theater/features/69680/index2.html

Telephoneface (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 18:21 (eight years ago) link

The thought of Bono & Edge writing a Paradise Garage-y "number" is just wOOow

A happenstance discovery of asynchronous lesbians (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 18:41 (eight years ago) link

dunno, their last tribute to a discotheque wasn't so hot

da croupier, Tuesday, 23 November 2010 19:30 (eight years ago) link

It could not, therefore, have come as a surprise to her parents that, when she was 15, she insisted on traveling to Sri Lanka—then Ceylon—and that at 16 she was off to Paris for a year on her own to study mime with Jacques Lecoq. “Other mothers would say to me, ‘Well, Betty, how can you let her go?’ ” her mother recalls. “But Julie’s not the kind of person you ‘let.’ ”

I can totally relate, for when i was 15 I insisted on going to Wal-Mart to buy a Super Nintendo game.

Telephoneface (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 22:39 (eight years ago) link

xpost - yeah I meant that I don't believe they could pull it off.

A happenstance discovery of asynchronous lesbians (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 22:58 (eight years ago) link

Interesting post by Mark Evanier, a writer who knows his comics and his musicals:

http://www.newsfromme.com/archives/2010_11_24.html#019808

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 24 November 2010 20:40 (eight years ago) link

http://www.newsfromme.com/spider-manbroadway.jpg

Why are they trying to make Spider-man into Batman?

It's Ong Like Donkey Kong (latebloomer), Monday, 29 November 2010 15:00 (eight years ago) link

Batman made more money?

Mark G, Monday, 29 November 2010 15:13 (eight years ago) link

So...will this kill or just maim people?

Simon H., Monday, 29 November 2010 15:42 (eight years ago) link

They should open a "Batman" musical across the street, and have the two leads fight suspended midair in the middle of NYC. (Twice a day on weekends.)

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 29 November 2010 15:48 (eight years ago) link

They are.

R Baez, Monday, 29 November 2010 16:33 (eight years ago) link

It's been done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd_AZuBjEIw

Telephoneface (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 29 November 2010 16:55 (eight years ago) link

It's a shame nobody's posted the first song from this movie. It's a training montage to the tune of "Surfin' Safari" that goes

Oh my god, Batman & Robin
Oh my god, Batman & Robin
Praise the lord, Batman & Robin
Shoot man shoot, Batman & Robin
Let's go Bruce Wayne now, and Dick Grayson now
They are a part of meeeeeee!

Telephoneface (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 29 November 2010 16:58 (eight years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

pretty sure that's the end of act 2

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

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 (seven years ago) link

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

latebloomer, Thursday, 5 January 2012 08:11 (seven years ago) link

just GTFO with your godless twinkie talk and say something meaningful

latebloomer, Thursday, 5 January 2012 08:12 (seven years ago) link

latebloomer, are you ... Spider-Man?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 5 January 2012 13:42 (seven years ago) link

Or Glenn Beck?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 5 January 2012 13:43 (seven years ago) link

*tears up*

latebloomer, Friday, 6 January 2012 01:14 (seven years ago) link

mmmmm, twinkies

curmudgeon, Friday, 6 January 2012 15:53 (seven years ago) link

"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 (seven years ago) link

And dangerous falls and stunts.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:45 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

three months pass...

TWO Tony nominations!

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

:/

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

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

piscesx, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:36 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

"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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

da croupier, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:51 (seven years ago) link

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

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

considering Once has rave reviews and the other three noms for "costume" (Follies, Porgy & Bess, that Matthew Broderick Gershwin thing) all have more than a shred of appreciation, it seems unlikely anyone from Spidey will be approaching the stage - or more likely having their name said in a scroll of "other awards given".

da croupier, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:53 (seven years ago) link

this was actually a massive snub; not getting a nom for best musical especially when Leap of Faith got one is a major fuck you to the whole produciton

"in this super-sexy postracial age" (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:32 (seven years ago) link

it seems unlikely anyone from Spidey will be approaching the stage - or more likely having their name said in a scroll of "other awards given"

But Andrew Garfield is nominated for best supporting actor in a drama, so the movie Spidey winning an award is a possibility.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:37 (seven years ago) link

considering how well the musical is doing, it's pretty possible they'll find a way to shoehorn a spot for spidey in the festivities since the tonys are still a big national ad for Broadway. Or maybe they'll just show a lot of ads.

da croupier, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:14 (seven years ago) link

considering the recent spurt of musicals based on ridiculous early '90s movies, i'm shocked they haven't announced an adaptation of Swing Kids yet.

da croupier, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:24 (seven years ago) link

i predict a "Swingers" musical within the decade

"in this super-sexy postracial age" (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:34 (seven years ago) link

considering the recent spurt of musicals based on ridiculous early '90s movies, i'm shocked they haven't announced an adaptation of Swing Kids yet.

Add on Velvet Goldmine and there could be a whole Christian Bale based musical genre.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 18:42 (seven years ago) link

is there an American Psycho musical yet

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 20:39 (seven years ago) link

That would be so fun! There definitely should be.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 20:40 (seven years ago) link

"Do you like Phil Collins?
His songs are the shit.
Ensemble playing's great.
Sussidio, a favorite hit!"

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 20:44 (seven years ago) link

Duncan described the musical as "The American Psycho score is, so far, completely electronic. Prophet 5, Moog, various drum machines. Imagine Depeche Mode as the pit band!" on his Twitter feed.

it's good to know the composer for the American Psycho musical has no fucking clue about the source material

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 20:45 (seven years ago) link

Yes, that gives me a sad. They should have got Phil Collins.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 20:53 (seven years ago) link

tbh I think Duncan Sheik is incapable of giving anything but a sad

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 21:03 (seven years ago) link

three months pass...

C#
I have run
G#
I have crawled
G#
I have scaled these city walls
F#
These city walls
C#
Only to be with you

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:09 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

40 blocks further uptown on Thanksgiving Eve, title becomes Spider-Man, You Don't Have to Put On the Red Light

http://towleroad.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c730253ef017c33de81b4970b-pi

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 24 November 2012 06:23 (six years ago) link

eleven months pass...

The $75 million Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” the most expensive theatrical production in history, will close in early January after months of declining ticket sales, one of the lead producers said on Monday night. A somewhat revamped version of the show is being planned for Las Vegas in 2015, according to the producer, Jeremiah J. Harris.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 19 November 2013 16:01 (five years ago) link

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/19/nyregion/spider-man-to-shut-on-broadway.html

Incredible:

The new Australian musical “King Kong” has been considering a move to the Foxwoods after “Spider-Man” closes, but no official plans are in place. The Foxwoods is expected to undergo some renovations before its next tenant moves in.

!?!??!

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 19 November 2013 16:03 (five years ago) link

A great bit:

Like many producers on struggling shows, Mr. Cohl made attempts through the summer and fall to recruit star names in hopes of reviving ticket sales — in the case of “Spider-Man,” talking to the rock musicians Alice Cooper and Gene Simmons about playing the villainous Green Goblin.

“We got fairly far along with Gene, but there just wasn’t time to get him into the show quickly enough to make a difference,” said Mr. Cohl, who knew both musicians from his years as a rock concert promoter.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 20 November 2013 20:25 (five years ago) link

longest-running $60 million flop ever

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Friday, 22 November 2013 03:30 (five years ago) link

(that is 60 in the red)

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Friday, 22 November 2013 03:30 (five years ago) link

getaway stayaway

"Turkey In The Straw" coming from someplace in the clouds (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 22 November 2013 06:51 (five years ago) link

two years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt52nJWik4A

Οὖτις, Thursday, 11 February 2016 21:32 (three years ago) link

We saw one of the Julie Taymor previews. The crowd was giddy, the show was crazy and carnival-like. A+

dinnerboat, Thursday, 11 February 2016 22:10 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

can we get an Ant-Man musical now

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Monday, 4 November 2019 22:53 (one week ago) link

keep Reed on, make it a crossover with Down With Love

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Monday, 4 November 2019 23:04 (one week ago) link

Up with Ant-man?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 4 November 2019 23:30 (one week ago) link

Up With Giant-Man

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:20 (one week ago) link


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.