Six years, over $50 million and a handful of songs penned by Bono later, can the Broadway musical really compete with the CGI-slickness of three action movie hits?
The theme song to the Spider-Man animated series celebrates its arachnid hero with the lines: "Wealth and fame/He's ignored/Action is his reward." Perhaps someone should trill those words into the ears of those responsible for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
This Broadway musical, directed by The Lion King's Julie Taymor, with songs by Bono and The Edge, has ignored neither wealth nor fame. Rising costs and those ever pesky "creative differences" among its creators and producers easily make it the most expensive show to ever head for the Great White Way. After six years of development, the budget has soared to over $52m and though the production is scheduled to begin previews on 25 February 2010, the show still faces a reported »
- Alexis Soloski
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