U2 to Score Broadway Spider-Man Musical

Posted by Michael Mueller on February 26, 2009 at 8:44 AM

Bono and EdgeIf you're a fan of U2 and you're "spider sense" has been tingling, that's because Bono and The Edge are writing the score to the Broadway production "Spider-Man, Turn Off The Dark," which will be directed by Julie Taymor (Across the Universe, Frida). The show, which will tell the story of Spider-Man's origins, opens in February 2010, with preview performances beginning in January. The production has not yet been cast.

Other mainstream musicians who've scored Broadway shows—with varying levels of success—include Pete Townshend ("Tommy"), Paul Simon ("The Capeman"), and Elton John ("Aida"), among many others. We think the idea has legs ...

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