Now that Wolverine has declared that The Musical is Back!! on Oscar night, Spidey wants to get in on the act:
Webheads, get ready to experience the exploits of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in an entirely new, exciting way when “Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark” opens on Broadway!
Mark your calendars now, thwippers, “Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark” opens on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at Broadway’s Hilton Theatre, 213 West 42nd Street. And some lucky Broadway goers will get to see the show when preview performances begin Saturday, January 16, 2010.
Of course a show starring Spider-Man deserves all-star talent and “Turn Off the Dark” has it in spades! Tony® Award-winner Julie Taymor (“The Lion King,” “Across The Universe”) is not only directing the musical, but she shares writing credits with Glen Berger. Oh, but there’s more! Bono and The Edge, 22-time Grammy® Award-winning members of the legendary band U2 are creating new music and lyrics for the show!
“Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark” (originally titled “Spider-Man, Would You Change That Lightbulb? You’re On the Ceiling Anyway”) is still being written and rehearsed, but a few videos have been snuck out:
SPIDEY DANCES HIS HEART OUT TO THE CLASSIC THEME.
SPIDEY COMES OUT OF THE WEB-FILLED CLOSET IN THE DANCE NUMBER “ARACHNID AND PROUD!”
SPIDEY GOES COUNTRY, PROVES HE’S AN ARTHROPOD OF THE PEOPLE.
…The irreverent, funny young man at the end of this last clip has been fired from the Broadway production for funniness and irreverence. In fact, he was personally fired by The Edge. Or an Edge, that much IS known.
Bono has already declared that Spider-Man “is a Christ figure like meself.”