Cynthia Nixon is set to guest-star in a previously announced upcoming episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent that will be loosely based on the recent Broadway debacle Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, TVLine reports...
The Law & Order franchise continues its headline-ripping ways: Law & Order: Criminal Intent will take on the troubled Broadway production Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark in an upcoming episode, TVLine reports.
The story will focus on a high-flying show called Icarus, which detectives begin investigating when a botched stunt leads to one of the actor's death. Suspects include a "high-strung and larger than life" director possibly modeled after Spider-Man's one-time director Julie Taymor. The episode also features a bisexual rock-star composer named Arno. (U2 front-man Bono is responsible for the music in the Spider-Man show.)
Evan Rachel Wood, who was originally cast to play Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark, has dropped out of the Broadway musical because of scheduling conflicts, Entertainment Weekly reports.
"Casting is under way to find a new Mary Jane to join the rest of the cast in the production. Spider-Man will announce a new timeline...
Nerds, break out your most indignant, Comic Book Guy gasp. Come July, your favorite leotard-clad superhero will show off his acting, singing and dancing chops in a staged reading of a new Spider-Man musical. Helmed by Julie Taymor (the Tony-winning genius behind Broadway's The Lion King) and with songs by U2's Bono and The Edge (what, Larry Mullen Jr. was too busy?), the piece will swing into New York a little more than two months after Spider-Man 3 bows at the box office. In addition to all the usual suspects and heroes, there will be a "geek chorus," which, according to the casting breakdown, consists of "three teenage boys and one girl who meet to ritualistically retell the greatest Spider-Man stories." At least they got the guy-to-girl geek ratio right. Reporting by Raven Snook