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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Spidey on Broadway

Spider-Man the musical?

Marvel today confirmed plans for a Broadway musical starring the webslinger.

“Produced by Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle, Martin McCallum, Marvel Entertainment, and SONY Pictures Entertainment (billing in formation), the musical will be directed by Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor with U2’s Bono and The Edge creating new music and lyrics for the project. A reading is scheduled to take place this summer. No dates for a Broadway opening have been confirmed at this time.”

The press release notes that this will be the first time a Marvel character has been the subject of a show on Broadway. DC beat them to the punch a long time ago — about 40 years ago, actually - with “It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman.”


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