Tweet We’re just about to hop in the car to get down to SPX, but GMAs Spider-musical package also had an interview with director Julie Taymor which we haven’t had time to watch — but Kevin Melrose did and Taymor shows off designs for Green Goblin and Swiss Miss, which are…cutting edge. Bonus: producer Michael [...]
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They said it couldn’t be done.
Arising from a shambling mess of over-spending, poor planning, and bad management, against all odds the Spider-Man musical — and its titanotheric top line of talent, including theater heavyweight Julie Taymor, guitar god Edge and immanence manifest Bono — are actually coming to Broadway. Earlier in the week, the very first perplexing set concept art emerged, which you can see above. And today, Friday, a song from the musical will be performed for a mass audience for the first time, when Reeve Carney, who plays Spider-Man, sings one of the songs on Good Morning America. If you happen to be up and about at 7 am, you can even watch the taping.
Tweet EW reports that Alan Cumming, who was slated to play the Green Goblin, has dropped out of the Spider-Man musical due to actually working, namely a regular role on The Good Wife. With potential Mary Jane Evan Rachel Wood also recently exiting, and a slew of delays, restarts, revamps, and some $50 million already [...]
TweetDisney, which has been a major player on Broadway since Beauty and the Beast and on with The Lion King, Mary Poppins and many others, has UPDATE: Well, another source, the NY Times Arts Beat states that Disney WASN’T the white knight here, and Spidey got it together on its own. Another executive involved with [...]
TweetLast week’s Spider-Man musical showdown seems to have had a successful conclusion, inasmuch as it resulted in positive press releases being sent out. Former Live Nation president Michael Cohl has been brought in to make sure the financially beleaguered production actually makes it to the stage; the inexperienced David Garfinkel, whose missteps are widely believed [...]
Tweet Now how ON EARTH are they going to do this? Maybe Ahmed Best can play Ringo. We can kinda see Heinz Edelmann‘s classic designs being”fleshed out” to 3D…their blobbiness is very similar to what most CGI characters look like. According to the piece, the remake — planned for a 2012 release, just in time [...]
Tweet According to the NY Post, the immensely complicated and expensive — $45 million — Spider-Man Broadway musical, has shut down production because it ran out of money. Directed by Julie Taymor with music by Bono and The Edge, the musical — entitled SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK — promised to be a spectacle like [...]
TweetA presentation for group sales agents and ticket brokers by director Julie Taymor and composer Bono and the Edge reveals lots and lots of details on what sounds like a groundbreaking musical experience: Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark: The NY Post’s Spidey senses were tingling: WHAT do you call a $40 million theatrical extravaganza that [...]
Tweet In all their business news yesterday, a firm opening, title, and other info for the Spider-Man musical was announced. You’ll recall that the musical will be directed by Julie Taymor with music and lyrics by Bono and the Edge, and a book by Taymor and Glen Berger. No casting has been announced, but in [...]
TweetCan you sing? Can you dance? Can you sing and dance at the same time while flying through the air and fighting Doc Ock? Director Julie Taymor is looking for you as the much-anticipated Spider-Man musical finally begins getting underway: Ensemble Dancers:Males and Females 20s – 40s, all ethnicities. Strong technically trained dancers who have [...]
TweetA few stories of note that ran while we were away: The upcoming SHERLOCK HOLMES movie directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson is TOTALLY A COMIC BOOK MOVIE, because, you see , screenwriter Lionel Wigram wrote a comic book “re-imagining” of the character to get [...]
TweetOn Friday, Nikki Finke broke it wide that Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire are signed for SPIDER-MAN 4 and 5: There’s no deal yet for Kirsten Dunst but Mary Jane Watson will be in the movie again. I’m told Sony “would never recast her” despite her rehab problems. But expect another gal part, too. Gone [...]
TweetThis LJ writer got a sneak peak at the upcoming Spider-Man musical, which is directed by Julie Taymor with music by Bono and The Edge. We’ve heard a few whisperings ourselves, but this sounds like a must-see: It’s fairly well-documented that Julie Taymor is a genius, but I was dubious when I first heard about [...]
TweetOne of these days, the Spider-Man musical is going to open and it’s going to be pretty incredible. With theatre genius Julie Taymor on board and songs by Bono and the Edge, people will be talking. That day won’t be for MORE than a year yet, but there is movement, Vulture reports. It looks like [...]