Was God trying to tell them something?
On Oct. 20, 2005, a small group gathered in the Edge’s TriBeCa apartment to sign the partnership agreement to create a musical version of “Spider-Man.” The driving force behind the show for the past four years had been Tony Adams, who had produced “Victor/Victoria” on Broadway and who had sold the “Spider-Man” idea to the U2 partners. But as the Edge went to get a pen, Mr. Adams suffered a stroke. Two days later he was dead.
–Via this NY Times piece which rounds up the troubled history and clouded future of the show that has become legend.