As Broadway's Spider-Man musical hangs from a thin web, the Caped Crusader is getting his own live stage show, a traveling world tour called "Batman Live." Beginning this July in Manchester, the show was conceived by the creator of "Walking With Dinosaurs," and boasts one of Lady Gaga's costume designers.
"What it is really is rock and roll," choreographer Anthony Van Laast, said at the launch (via the Guardian). "Almost all of us come from a rock and roll background, we know we can fill an arena, we can do the whizz bangs and the special effects - all we needed was a really good yarn as the backbone of the show, and we've got that. It's not a musical."
Nick Court will play Batman, while Emma Clifford plays Catwoman. Robin will apear, as well, and villains include The Joker,