They said it couldn’t be done.
Arising from a shambling mess of overspending, poor planning and bad management, against all odds the Spider-Man musical –and its titanotheric top line of talent, including theater heavyweight Julie Taymor, guitar god Edge and immanence manifest Bono–are actually coming to Broadway. Earlier in the week, the very first perplexing set concept art emerged, which you can see above. And today, Friday, a song from the musical will be performed for a mass audience for the first time, when Reeve Carney, who plays Spider-Man, sings one of the songs on Good Morning America. If you happen to be up and about at 7 am, you can even watch the taping.
This looks to be the beginning of an actual media blitz for the show, which opens in December. We’re getting our preview tickets before for sure, this show may not last that long! Or…it may be a classic long remembered. The set design — a genuine leak! — speaks of a very experimental stage which is what we’ve been hearing.
More at the official site.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.