Will Spidey Land on the Great White Way?
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
Mon, Apr 16, 2007