We all know that Spider-man does whatever a spider can. He can spin a web any size and catch thieves just like flies. But look out, here comes the Spider-man — singing on Broadway. That’s right, Broadway.
After some delays and hiccups in casting, Spider-man: Turn off the Dark will officially be previewed on Nov. 14 at Foxwoods Theater. With an estimated budget of $50 million, it could possibly be the most expensive musical in Broadway history.
What might be stranger than making a Broadway musical about an angst ridden teenager — bitten by a radioactive spider mind you — is its journey from being an awaited Broadway flop to one of the most anticipated musicals coming out. Elisabeth Vincentelli, chief drama critic of The New York Post, and Adam Feldman, theater critic at Time Out New York said as much in an interview with WNYC’s Brian Sumhagen.
Bono’s involvement in the project probably helped keep its initial momentum. The performance by Reeve Carney, our singing Peter Parker, on GMA seems to have made sure the momentum didn’t die but neither has the doubts of its success.
As much as the idea of having battle scenes that will take place over the audience and in the balcony, these costume designs leave me a bit worried.
Now I have a question for you is: Do you think Spider-man: Turn off the Dark will end up being a flop or a successful Broadway musical?