Spider-Man Muscial Madness

Okay, I think we’re probably reaching Spider-Man saturation point here because after several rumours Marvel released a statement yesterday confirming that Spider-Man is indeed headed to Broadway … as a musical no less.

Hot on the heels of the release of Spider-Man 3 (and all the attendant discussion of what will form the plot to Spider-Man 4), the show is to be directed by Julie Taymor, who directed The Lion King on Broadway, with music and lyrics by U2’s Bono and The Edge.

Hello Entertainment, Marvel Entertainment and Sony are producing the Spider-Man musical, which, as yet, doesn’t have an official name or opening date.

Marvel did say that a reading for the show would take place this summer, and Playbill.com reports that reading will take place in New York on 12 and 13 July.

You just know someone’s going to try to make a reality TV show out of this, don’t you…

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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