Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark – Previews Out!

Previews for the rock musical version of Spiderman, titled Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, got launched at Foxwoods Theatre on Broadway on November 28. The musical has music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge, and has been directed by Julie Taymor. Reportedly born out of Bono’s idea to give Andrew Lloyd Webber some competition on the theatre front, the musical launches after a delay of over a year. The official opening night is scheduled for January 11, 2011. A feature on the show was aired on CBS 60 Minutes yesterday, and the reviews have been mixed post that.  As we know Bono is not at all alien to theatrics and the songs are said to have scripted one of his best works. But the catch here is that it won’t be Bono who will belting out these lyrics in front of the Broadway audiences. So that remains to be seen, Broadway may have to rope in a U2 tribute and ask them sing the songs.  Nevertheless this project is an interesting development in the Bono’s and Edge’s career and it remains to be seen whether they will be able to recreate their magic on the Broadway stage. You can watch the CBS video here.