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.
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.