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Can she do on stage for super heroes what she did on stage for disney animation? Read all about it here!

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Spider-Man. Spiderman. There, now the search engine will find it.

FWIW, as I mentioned at my blog last week, I believe the connection between U2 and Julie Taymor goes back at least to 1995, when Taymor's husband Elliot Goldenthal wrote the music for Batman Forever and U2 contributed 'Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me'. According to the IMDb, Bono also plays "Dr. Robert" in Taymor's upcoming film Across the Universe.

"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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I reported this on my blog, and someone responded that the news was an April Fool's Day joke. But no... the news keeps spreading, and I haven't seen any denials from anybody's camp yet.

P.S.  I COULD BE WRONG.

 

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Dang. I was hoping she'd stay in film.

-s.

In an interstellar burst, I am back to save the Universe.

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Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the hyped stage musical directed by Julie Taymor (The Lion King) with music and lyrics courtesy of U2's Bono and The Edge, will kick off what its producers hope will be an amazing run along the Great White Way beginning with previews on Jan. 16, 2010, and a Feb. 18, 2010, opening night.

Story here.

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It's an uninspired title... kinda like last years X-Files: I Want to Believe. That title did as much for me as if they'd titled it X-Files: I Can Feel My Butt Getting Numb Already.

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The Times:

Proof that Bono is not infallible: Evan Rachel Wood is due to play Mary Jane Watson in the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, scored by the U2 frontman and his compatriot, The Edge. But Ms Wood felt she had to intervene when the boys played her their gloomy tunes.

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'Spider-Man' musical halted?

Should Broadway's Spidey sense be tingling?

Rumors have spread among legiters that the production sked for incoming mega-musical "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark" may be threatened.

The extensive work being done to prep for the technically demanding show, both in the shop constructing the physical production and in the theater where "Spider-Man" is due to bow, is said to have stopped this week. . . .

Variety, August 6

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BREAKING: 'Spider-Man' Musical Producers Confirm Production Suspended, Insist Show Will Debut In February

According to New York Post columnist Michael Riedel, Spidey's Broadway debut is quickly turning into a production nightmare, with production halted, actors released from their contracts and ticket agents scrambling to work out refunds for early ticket-buyers.

MTV Splash Page, August 12

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'Spider-Man' to face his future

Producers of beleaguered tuner "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark" will meet in Gotham today about the fate of the production, just as estimates of the show's ballooning budget have hit a new height.

The major players who will attend the meeting -- both producers and creatives -- might emerge with a concrete decision about the timeline for the mega-budget musical.

Or they may not. . . .

Variety, November 5

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Spider-Man musical finds leading arachnid

Rock singer Reeve Carney to star in 'Turn Off the Dark'

Associated Press, November 6

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Evan Rachel Wood exits 'Spider-Man'

Evan Rachel Wood has dropped out of the Broadway tuner "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark," which the rumor mill says is gearing up to begin its much-delayed preview period in late summer ahead of an official opening sometime around Halloween.

Producers of "Spider-Man," in which Wood would have played Mary Jane opposite Reeve Carney as Peter Parker and Alan Cumming as the Green Goblin, would not confirm new dates for the production, but did acknowledge that Wood has exited. . . .

Variety, March 9

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When is the title going to change to Spider-Man: Turn Out the Lights? This may be the biggest Broadway debacle to feature a big name musical act since the three month run of Paul Simon's The Capeman (although I must admit to enjoying quite a lot of the music from Songs from The Capeman). Between this and Andrew Lloyd Weber's Love Never Dies, it's going to be quite exciting to see which productions shuts down first.

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Spider Man Broadway Show Promised for Fall (Or Winter)

“Spider Man: Turn off the Dark” is coming. Really. This fall.

Original producer David Garfinkle tells me the $45 million Julie Taymor-U2 extravaganza has its money in place. There will be announcements shortly concerning a schedule and a replacement for Evan Rachel Wood, who bowed out of the part of Mary Jane. . . .

Roger Friedman, April 6

"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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Spider Man Broadway Show Promised for Fall (Or Winter)

“Spider Man: Turn off the Dark” is coming. Really. This fall.

Original producer David Garfinkle tells me the $45 million Julie Taymor-U2 extravaganza has its money in place. There will be announcements shortly concerning a schedule and a replacement for Evan Rachel Wood, who bowed out of the part of Mary Jane. . . .

Roger Friedman, April 6

I hear Kirsten Dunst has freed up some time in her schedule.

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"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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Broadway's 'Spider-Man' musical gets a December opening date

The production, directed by Julie Taymor and featuring music by Bono and the Edge, will begin preview performances at the newly renamed Foxwoods Theatre (formerly the Hilton Theatre) on Nov. 14 and will open on Dec. 21. . . .

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. . . .

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

Los Angeles Times, August 10

"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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Here's (gulp) a picture of the two villains in the musical, the Green Goblin and Swiss Miss:

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Courtesy MTV

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